The General, the 9/11 Conspiracy and the Men Who Stare at Goats

By | November 11, 2009

Albert StubblebineAlbert “Bert” N. Stubblebine III is a retired Major General in the United States Army. He was the commanding general of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command from 1981 to 1984, when he retired from the Army. He is also known for his interest in parapsychology.

Stubblebine graduated from the United States Military Academy and received a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Columbia University.[1] He spent 32 years in the Army, rising to the rank of Major General. He is credited with redesigning the US Army intelligence architecture during his command of the United States Army Intelligence and Security Command from 1981 to 1984. Other U.S. Army commands that he led included the Electronic Research and Development Command (ERADCOM) and the Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM).[2] He is a member of the Military Intelligence Hall of Fame.[3]

He was a supporter of the Stargate Project.

Stubblebine appeared in the 2006 documentary “One Nation Under Siege”[2] where he states that a Boeing 757 airplane could not have crashed into The Pentagon on September 11, 2001. He features prominently in Jon Ronson‘s book The Men Who Stare at Goats[4], where he is described as firmly believing he can walk through walls.[5]

The irony is rich:  A general who claims no jet hit the Pentagon because the plane’s wings could not pass through walls without leaving a mark is depicted as a man who believes the opposite, that solid objects can pass through walls.

I  found General Stubblebine’s comments about 9/11 and didn’t make the connection with the movie “the Men Who Stare at Goats” until I read the above Wikipedia bio.

Major General Albert “Bert” N. Stubblebine III, head of all intelligence says: Pentagon NOT hit by a plane WTC 7 brought down by explosives Media in America is controlled…

Video interview 6/28/09:

General Stubblebine: I am Major General Albert Stubblebine. I am retired Army Major-General. In my last assignment — my last command — I was responsible for all of the Army’s strategic intelligence forces around the world. I had responsibility for the Signals Intelligence, Photo Intelligence, Counter Intelligence, Human Intelligence. They all belonged to me, in my last assignment. …

I was supposed to find out what the enemy was doing, before the enemy did it so that we could take action against the enemy. That’s Intelligence, OK, before the fact. So, we always — always — rely not on a single piece of data, before we make a statement, but on multiple and the more pieces of data that you have that correlate, the better you know exactly what is going on. …

So I have had a lot of experience looking at photographs. I have looked at many, many different kinds of photographs, from many, many different platforms on many, many different countries, around the world.

Interviewer: OK. So on September the 11th, in 2001, what hit the Pentagon?

General Stubblebine:  I don’t know exactly what hit it, but I do know, from the photographs that I have analyzed and looked at very, very carefully, it was not an airplane.

Interviewer:  What made you believe that?

General Stubblebine:  Well, for one thing, if you look at the hole that was made in the Pentagon, the nose penetrated far enough so that there should have been wing marks on the walls of the Pentagon. I have been unable to find those wing marks. So where were they? Did this vessel — vehicle, or whatever it was — have wings? Apparently not, because if it had had wings, they would have made marks on the side of the Pentagon.

One person counteracted my theory, and said, “Oh, you’ve got it all wrong. And the reason that it’s wrong is that as the airplane came across, one wing tipped down and hit the ground and broke off.” I said, “Fine, that’s possible, one wing could have broken off.” But if I understand airplanes correctly, most airplanes have two wings. I haven’t met an airplane with only one wing. So where was the mark for the second wing? OK, one broke off — there should have been a mark for the second wing. I could not find that in any of the photographs that I’ve analyzed. Now I’ve been very careful to not say what went in there. Why? Because you don’t have that evidence. …

I did — I’ve never believed that it was an airplane since I’ve looked at the photographs. Up until the time I looked at the photographs, I accepted what was being said. After I looked at it — NO WAY! …

We pride ourselves with the “free press.” I do not believe the “free press” is free any more. It’s very expensive. It’s very expensive. And the press is saying what they have been told to say about this.

Now, do I have proof of that? No. But I believe that what is being — what certainly the — the stories that were told — all about 9/11 were false. I mean, you take a look at the buildings falling down. They didn’t fall down because airplanes hit them. They fell down because of explosives went off inside. Demolition. Look at Building 7, for God’s sake. It didn’t fall down to its side. It didn’t fall to this direction or that direction; just like the two Towers. …

When you look at the temperatures that you can create with fuel in a gas tank or a fuel tank of an airplane, and then you investigate the amount of heat that would be required to melt — to melt — the superstructure of the buildings that came tumbling down, when you put all of that together, the one thing that shows; It does not match the facts. What is it they do not want the public to know?

I think it is more important to trust your senses than the word of authority figures, but nevertheless, this made me curious about the General.

The real General Stubblebine does not appear to be a crazy grinning fool as he is depicted in the recent movie.   It seems  improbable to me that an actual nut could make it to the rank of Major General.

Army, Air Force and Marine generals and Navy and Coast Guard admirals command thousands of personnel and billions of dollars worth of military equipment. Stars are not conferred lightly, for generals and admirals shoulder awesome responsibilities. … General ranks are Brigadier (1 star), Major General (2 stars), Lieutenant General (3 stars) and General (4 stars).

How does a person become a General anyway?  Some guidelines I found on line cite avoiding controversy, but it seems to me that a General must be willing to make some bold moves too.

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