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DC 9/11 Conference

Posted by Craig Ranke on July 31, 2013

As some of you may know, a 911 conference is planned for this September in Washington D.C. It's called, 911 Advancing The Truth. I first heard about this conference earlier this year from a contact in the local D.C. 911 truth group. He was immediately skeptical, and after hearing his explanation, so was I.

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9/11 Pentagon Debate: Craig Ranke (CIT) vs Anthony Summers

Posted by Craig Ranke on October 31, 2011

Last month, Pacifica Radio hosted a series of debates about 9/11, which were then broadcast nationwide on their radio network and affiliates as part of their 9/11 tenth anniversary special. In the debate about "the lingering questions surrounding the attack" at the Pentagon, I had a chance to go head to head with Anthony Summers, co-author of the book The Eleventh Day: The Full Story of 9/11 and Osama Bin Laden. He argued in favor of the official narrative, while I (of course) argued against it.

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Researchers To Present Exclusive, "Disturbing" Interviews With 9/11 Pentagon Witnesses in Toronto on Anniversary

Posted by Citizen Investigation Team on August 18, 2011

Citizen Investigation Team
Date: 8/18/2011
Contact: Craig Ranke
Phone: 949-682-4060
E-mail: cit (at)

On the tenth anniversary of 9/11, American researchers will appear live at The Royal cinema in Toronto to present exclusive interviews with eyewitnesses to the act of mass murder which took place at the Pentagon that day. Their documentary film, which has been translated into several languages and garnered more than 500,000 views online, makes the case that these detailed audio and video-recorded witness accounts prove "beyond a reasonable doubt that the violent event at the Pentagon was the result of a carefully planned and skillfully executed military deception," not a surprise attack by kamikaze hijacker pilots as alleged. The film, National Security Alert, will be incorporated into a multimedia presentation along with other relevant evidence.

The event is being sponsored and hosted by Toronto-based author and TV producer Barrie Zwicker. Doors open at 7:30pm, and the event begins at 8:00. Will Call tickets can be purchased in advance for $10 at At the door, tickets will be $15 (regular), $12 for students and seniors; or pay what you can.

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CIT publishes response to David Chandler & Jonathan Cole's Joint Statement about the 9/11 Pentagon Attack

Posted by Craig Ranke on February 3, 2011

We've been put in the difficult position of having to defend ourselves against people whose work regarding the destruction of the World Trade Center we respect and appreciate. Although we had never spoken to David Chandler or Jonathan Cole prior to the publication of their joint statement on the Pentagon attack, we had always considered them natural allies, had never badmouthed them or had any inclination to do so, and had even praised their work.

Unfortunately they did not have the courtesy or sense to get in touch with us to see if we had any responses to their apparent serious issues with our work before publicly denouncing it.  The result, as we have now documented in great detail, was a simplistic, horribly sloppy, and defamatory essay which reveals that, at best, they had barely spent any time at all on our website, let alone bothered to view our extensive catalog of video presentations to familiarize themselves with the full scope -- or even many of the basics -- of the evidence we present, or us personally, before rushing to judgment and aggressively attacking us.

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NEW ANALYSIS: The Required Low and Level Impact Versus Standing Poles and Obstacles on North Side Path

Posted on January 11, 2011

In the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section of this website, item #2 reads: "Why does it matter which side of the gas station the plane flew on? Couldn't the plane have flown on the north side of the gas station and still hit the light poles and building?"

The short answer to the second question is "no," and that FAQ page (viewable in full here) is an important resource explaining why that is the case.

A new section has now been added to this page. It is entitled:


(Clicking the link above or the preview image below will take you to the new section)


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Two more speak out in support of CIT - Rusty Aimer and Stanley Beattie

Posted on December 20, 2010

Captain Ross "Rusty" Aimer and engineer Stanley Beattie have decided to join the ever-growing list of experts, scholars, journalists, activists, researchers and concerned citizens who have formally offered praise and support for our presentation National Security Alert.

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Dwain Deets endorses CIT's National Security Alert

Posted on August 29, 2010

Dwain Deets is an outspoken 9/11 truth advocate who is a core member of both Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth as well as Pilots for 9/11 Truth. He has recently launched a website regarding the destruction of World Trade Center building 7 at

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Barrie Zwicker Endorses Citizen Investigation Team and National Security Alert

Posted on July 23, 2010

We are honored to have received the following endorsement from renowned journalist, author, and media critic Barrie Zwicker:

"It's no exaggeration to state that the findings of the Citizen Investigation Team (CIT) concerning what really happened at the Pentagon on 9/11 are reliable, undeniable, conclusive and of immense historic significance.

The evidence now shows, well past reasonable doubt, what happened. It was detonation of explosives within the building, timed to coincide with a flyover by a large jet plane, thus producing the clever illusion that flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon, heart of the official 9/11 Pentagon lie.

Primary credit for dispelling this illusion must go to CIT. Team members, with only truth-seeking as their motive and with few resources, succeeded in finding 13 eye witnesses whom they interviewed fairly and transparently. The heavy convergence of honest reports by these eye witnesses, and other compelling evidence, can be seen in CIT's highly revealing DVD "National Security Alert." The evidence fails entirely to support the official story's alleged flight path of alleged flight 77. The evidence does, on the all-important other hand, support a flyover flight path.

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Citizen Investigation Team European Tour - September 2010

Posted on August 30, 2010

Note for French readers: Une version française de cette page a été publiée par nos amis du blog "enquêtes et faits divers". Cliquez ici pour la consulter.

This year for the 9th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Craig Ranke, co-founder of Citizen Investigation Team (CIT), will be screening their presentation National Security Alert throughout France and other locations in Europe.

The purpose of the tour is to raise awareness regarding the critical eyewitness evidence CIT has gathered and presented during the course of their on-going investigation into the Pentagon attack.  As seen in National Security Alert, the plane has been conclusively shown via detailed video and audio-recorded interviews with eyewitnesses to the event to have been on a flight path that is irreconcilable with official reports, official data, and the physical damage, making it physically impossible for it to have struck the downed light poles or to have caused the anomalous directional damage to the building itself.

The main event on Saturday, September 11th will be held in downtown Paris, with screenings scheduled throughout the day.  In the evening a "prime time" screening will take place, which will include a question and answer session with Craig Ranke.

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French bloggers interview Craig Ranke - Kropotkine & Ikky of E&FD

Posted by Craig Ranke on March 5, 2010

I participated in a comprehensive interview with French bloggers/911 Truth activists Kropotkine & Ikky of the "Enquêtes et Faits Divers" blog which means "Inquiries and News Items".

Read the full interview in English here.

These guys have done an amazing job bringing the evidence we have uncovered to the people of France by creating a version of National Security Alert with French subtitles that they uploaded to It has received over 35,000 views and over 500 comments.

French author Thierry Meyssan's book "L'Effroyable imposture" which means "The Horrifying Fraud" (Its English edition is entitled 9/11: The Big Lie) was released in 2002 and as far as I know was the first publication released questioning the 9/11 event during all the initial hysteria when to do so was considered unthinkable for most.

There has been a rather lively debate on this topic in France ever since.

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Independent Investigation Into Pentagon Attack Yields Alarming New Information, Garners Wide-Ranging Endorsements

Posted on August 27, 2009

Researchers present new eyewitness testimony which they say proves the government's story to be a "monstrous lie"

Citizen Investigation Team
Date: 8/27/2009
Contact: Craig Ranke
Phone:  949-682-4060
E-mail: cit (at)

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO — A three year independent investigation into the September 11, 2001 attack on the Pentagon has yielded new eyewitness evidence which, according to the Southern California-based researchers who conducted the investigation, "conclusively (and unfortunately) establishes as a historical fact that the violence which took place in Arlington that day was not the result of a surprise attack by suicide hijackers, but rather a military black operation involving a carefully planned and skillfully executed deception."

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