In the interview with Willie Nelson by Alex Jones on February 4, 2008, Alex said that Lt. Col. Steve Butler went public about the U.S. government training the supposed 9/11 "hijackers." Alex might have in mind direct conversations he's had with Butler, but to my knowledge Butler hasn't gone public with that.
Although the New York Times and Gannett News Service reported that named 9/11 "hijacker" Saeed Alghamdi (United Airlines 93) attended the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center at the Presidio of Monterey in Monterey, California, at which Butler was serving as vice chancellor for student affairs. (See further below for that and much more on U.S. military training of purported 9/11 "hijackers.")
Below is a public letter by Butler stating that the 9/11 attacks were knowingly allowed to happen by the U.S. government:
"A copy of Lt. Col. Butler's letter," Monterey County Herald, June 5, 2002 http://web.petabox.bibalex.org/web/20021001201748/http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mcherald/3406502.htmhttp://web.archive.org/web/20021001201748/http://www.bayarea.com/mld/mcherald/3406502.htm
Below is further information on the Butler case:
"Air Force officer disciplined for saying Bush allowed September 11 attacks Hijacker attended US military school," Jerry Isaacs, World Socialist Web Site (WSWS), June 21, 2002 http://www.wsws.org/articles/2002/jun2002/offi-j21.shtml
Related to what Alex spoke about is the case of Michael Springman, the former head of the American visa bureau in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, who told the BBC:
In Saudi Arabia I was repeatedly ordered by high level State Dept officials to issue visas to unqualified applicants. These were, essentially, people who had no ties either to Saudi Arabia or to their own country. I complained bitterly at the time there. I returned to the US, I complained to the State Dept here, to the General Accounting Office, to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security and to the Inspector General's office. I was met with silence.
What I was protesting was, in reality, an effort to bring recruits, rounded up by Osama Bin Laden, to the US for terrorist training by the CIA. They would then be returned to Afghanistan to fight against the then-Soviets.
From "Has someone been sitting on the FBI?," Greg Palast, BBC Newsnight, November 6, 2001 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/events/newsnight/1645527.stm
In original reports (i.e., not simply going off the reports of other news agencies) by Newsweek, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Washington Post, Associated Press, and Gannett News Service, the below accused 9/11 hijackers have been named as having trained at U.S. military bases:
Saeed Alghamdi (United Airlines 93)
Ahmed Alnami (United Airlines 93)
Ahmed Alghamdi (United Airlines 175)
Hamza Alghamdi (United Airlines 175)
Mohamed Atta (American Airlines 11)
Abdulaziz Alomari (American Airlines 11)
Below are some of the details from said reports:
- Pensacola Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida: Newsweek reported that a high-ranking U.S. Navy source said that Saeed Alghamdi, Ahmad Alnami (both United Airlines 93) and Ahmed Alghamdi (United Airlines 175) listed their legal residences at 10 Radford Boulevard, a base roadway where residences for foreign-military flight trainees are located. As well, military records listed them there. Saeed Alghamdi listed the address on two different car registrations. Ahmad Alnami and Ahmed Alghamdi listed the address on their driver licenses. The Washington Post reported that Saeed Alghamdi and Ahmed Alghamdi attended. The Washington Post further reported that Ahmed Alnami and Hamza Alghamdi (United Airlines 175) listed their legal residence at the same address.
- Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas: Newsweek reported that a high-ranking Pentagon official said one of the named hijackers attended. The Washington Post reported that Saeed Alghamdi (United Airlines 93) graduated from the Defense Language Institute English Language Center at the base. The Los Angeles Times reported that a defense official said two of the hijackers were former Saudi fighter pilots who had attended.
- Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama: Newsweek reported that a high-ranking Pentagon official said one of the named hijackers attended the Air War College. The Washington Post reported that Mohamed Atta (American Airlines 11) graduated from the International Officers School. Gannett News Service reported that Air Force spokesman Col. Ken McClellan said that Mohammed Atta attended the International Officer's School. The Los Angeles Times reported that a defense official said two of the hijackers were former Saudi fighter pilots who had attended the Air War College.
- The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center at the Presidio of Monterey in Monterey, California: the New York Times and Gannett News Service reported that Saeed Alghamdi (United Airlines 93) attended.
- USAF School of Aerospace Medicine at Brooks Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas: The Washington Post reported that Abdulaziz Alomari (American Airlines 11) graduated from the school. Gannett News Service reported that Abdulaziz Alomari attended.
U.S. government officals later claimed that these individuals who trained on these U.S. military bases were probably different people from the hijackers with the same names (even though high-level anonymous U.S. military sources told these various news agencies with certainty that these were the same individuals as the named hijackers). It was also vaguely stated that some of the biographical details didn't match exactly for some of the named individuals, although the U.S. government has never specified the differences or offered any evidence of these claims. Notably, none of these named U.S. military trainees have ever come forward to clear up the association of their names with those of the purported hijackers, and the U.S. government refuses to release any information about these supposedly differrent individuals.
It's as if none of these supposedly different individuals with the same names even exist. That doesn't make any sense, unless they are not different individuals from the named hijackers, in which case even if they were still alive they wouldn't likely be eager to come forward, nor would the U.S. government be eager to present details as to where they can be found.
"Alleged Hijackers May Have Trained at U.S. Bases: The Pentagon has turned over military records on five men to the FBI," George Wehrfritz, Catharine Skipp and John Barry, Newsweek, September 15, 2001 http://web.archive.org/web/20010917023145/http://www.msnbc.com/news/629529.asphttp://prisonplanet.com/alleged_hijackers_may_trained_us_bases.html
"Suspected Hijackers: 19 Quiet Lives That Shattered the World; Inquiry: 'Nice,' 'normal' guys had few belongings but access to lots of cash. Tantalizing clues show path to destruction.," H.G. Reza, Evan Halper and Lisa Getter, Los Angeles Times, September 15, 2001 http://web.archive.org/web/20030812100412/http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-091501terror,0,3617363.story
"Shared Names for Hijackers," New York Times, September 15, 2001 http://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=9D0DEED7163BF935A2575AC0A9679C8B63http://billstclair.com/911timeline/2001/nyt091501e.htmlhttp://www.wanttoknow.info/010915nytimes
"2nd Witness Arrested; 25 Held for Questioning," Guy Gugliotta and David S. Fallis, Washington Post, September 16, 2001; Page A29 http://www.washingtonpost.com/ac2/wp-dyn?pagename=article&node=nation/specials/attacked&contentId=A38270-2001Sep15
"Reconstructing the hijackers' last days: Unusual leads surface; links to bin Laden found," Guy Gugliotta, Washington Post, September 16, 2001 http://web.archive.org/web/20011024161527/http://www.delawareonline.com/newsjournal/local/2001/09/16reconstructingt.html
"Rumsfeld says the fight against terrorists will be unconventional, long-lasting," Robert Burns, Associated Press (AP), September 16, 2001 http://www.tennessean.com/special/worldtrade/events/archives/01/08/08673052.shtmlhttp://detnews.com/2001/nation/0109/16/nation-295698.htmhttp://6news.ljworld.com/section/diary_091601/story/66525http://www2.ljworld.com/news/2001/sep/16/rumsfeld_says_the/http://web.archive.org/web/20041001123911/http://www.ljworld.com/section/diary_091601/story/66525
"Ashcroft asks Congress for expanded police powers as manhunt continues," Ana Radelat, Gannett News Service, September 17, 2001 http://web.archive.org/web/20050205160603/http://www.summeroftruth.org/mcclellan.html
"Pensacola NAS link faces more scrutiny: Senator seeks answers on hijackers ties to Navy base," Larry Wheeler, Scott Streater and Ginny Graybiel, Pensacola News Journal, September 17, 2001 http://web.archive.org/web/20010923193829/http://www.pensacolanewsjournal.com/news/091701/Local/ST001.shtml
"Doubt about the identities of the hijackers grows," Ana Radelat and Mike Madden, Gannett News Service, September 20, 2001 http://greenvilleonline.com/news/2001/09/20/2001092012469.htm
"Pentagon Lied: Terrorists Trained at U.S. Bases," Daniel Hopsicker, MadCowMorningNews, Issue No. 6, October 14, 2001 http://www.madcowprod.com/issue06.htmlhttp://web.archive.org/web/20011124110050/http://www.madcowprod.com/index6.html
Chapter 11, "'Saudi Prince' Mohamed Atta?," in Welcome to Terrorland: Mohamed Atta & the 9-11 Cover-Up in Florida by Daniel Hopsicker (Walterville, Oregon: TrineDay, 2004) http://www.american-buddha.com/911.welcometoterrorlandhop6.htm
For more documentation on the purported hijackers which clearly demonstrates that they were not Muslim extremists but did cocaine, hired prostitutes, drank alcohol, partied hard, etc., see the below post by me. It also gets into the fact that the supposed hijackers obviously knew that they had protection from the highest levels of the U.S. government and repeatedly went out of their way to draw attention to themselves as crazed, potential terrorists, as if to build a "legend" backstory. Additionally covered is the fact that the many FBI agents attempting to investigate these supposed hijackers were repeatedly and consistently blocked and ordered not to investigate these supposed hijackers, despite forceful protestations from said FBI agents that terrorist attacks were going to happen.
The below post by me contains the November 10, 2003 article "September 11--Islamic Jihad or Another Northwoods?" by Tim Howells, Ph.D., which is a very good, short introduction to just some of the more damning mainstream major media articles and U.S. government primary documentation which proves up one side and down the other that the 9/11 attacks and the following anthrax attacks were a Hegelian dialectical PsyOp staged by the U.S. government as a pretext in order to obtain more power and control. I append my own additional endnotes at the conclusion of Dr. Howells' article, in order to add further mainstream documentation.
From: James Redford firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: The U.S. Government Staged the 9/11 Attacks
Date: Wed, 16 Jun 2004 13:49:56 GMThttp://groups.google.com/group/soc.college/msg/cdb2f90b15ea3233?dmode=sourcehttp://www.geocities.com/psyop911/tim-howells-september-11-islamic-jihad-or-another-northwoods.html
For much, much more hardcore documentation on government-staged terrorism, see my below page:
"Documentation on Government-Staged Terrorism," September 30, 2005 http://www.armleg.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2&mforum=libertyandtruth