Who Was Behind the 9/11 Attacks?
(Excerpts from a live program on KPLS Radio,
(11 audio tracks in MP-3 format; total running time 26:03 min.)
On September 10, 2001, author and speaker Bryan Ellison arrived in the sound studio of KPLS-AM, at that time a conservative talk-radio station in southern California. He was there to audition for a spot as a talk-show host by recording a demo program. Not having any specially prepared material, he chose purely by Divine Providence to spend several minutes discussing the role of Communism in terrorism, how the Communists hide behind a mask of so-called Islamic fundamentalism, and how the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) was involved in the 1993 attack on New Yorks World Trade Center.
The next morning came the infamous 9/11 attacks on the United States particularly on the World Trade Center. The astonished station manager, convinced Ellisons recording was prophetic, immediately began scheduling a special radio program for Ellison to analyze the breaking news.
But within hours, unnamed influences at the station had stepped in to redo the station managers plans. By the time the program came on the air the next day, September 12, five additional people had been brought in to form a discussion panel, thus diluting the impact of Ellisons message. Aside from Ellison, the hastily-composed panel included the following:
The program quickly became a tug of war, with Ellison on one side hammering away on the Communist role in the attack and the need to stop US funding of the PLO, while Mellon worked closely with Ayloush and Frutig to try to turn the discussion to meaningless, distracting topics or even to push thinly veiled Marxist propaganda. Shannon and Peterson were caught in the middle, but gradually turned to Ellisons side during the couple of hours on the air.
At first, the Mellon-Ayloush-Frutig team succeeded in leading the show well off course, and Ellison could not get in a useful word for at least 45 minutes. During the commercial break, the annoyed station manager finally stepped in and directly ordered Pat Mellon to give Ellison some air time. Our first excerpt from the program starts with Judy Frutigs restated question, continues with Ellisons three-minute answer, and ends with Pat Mellon stepping in at his first opportunity to interrupt the flow:
The second segment has Kevin Shannon stepping in to agree with Ellison on the role of newly-revived Communism in terrorism. An anxious Pat Mellon cuts in to stop him, Ellison seizes the moment to raise the issue of defunding the PLO, and Mellon desperately tries to regain control:
Later a caller sides with Ellison by declaring support for Israel, and Ellison responds by explaining that the PLO revolution is Communist, not Arab:
Finally Ayloushs mask of neutrality comes off, and he openly pushes PLO propaganda. When Ellison answers by showing the Communist nature of the PLO revolution and its total lack of Arab support, Ayloush furiously tries to redirect the discussion away from exposing the PLO while Pat Mellon abruptly interrupts Ellison in support of Ayloush:
By now, Peterson has started to catch on to Ayloushs propaganda, and he steps in to argue against the PLO and for an American-Israeli alliance as Ayloush clearly becomes frustrated at his inability to control the discussion:
Kevin Shannon then re-enters the fray, forcefully arguing for defunding Communism. Mellon again cuts off the discussion by returning to the phone lines:
Ellison finally gets another chance to refocus the discussion on the Communist role in the PLO and its terrorist attacks, and on how the US could stop funding terrorism. Peterson, still a bit confused, challenges Ellison for a plan of action, and Ellison explains that the US should let Israel annihilate the PLO. Predictably, Mellon again cuts in to change the topic:
This draws Kevin Shannon back in to support Israeli action against the PLO, as Mellon, Ayloush, and Frutig find themselves losing control of the situation:
Now Peterson begins to understand Ellisons message, and shifts to his side as Ellison answers his questions. Clearly angered, Ayloush drops all pretense of neutrality and brazenly defends the PLO from charges of anti-American terrorism:
A bit later, Ayloush even comes out in full support of PLO revolution triggering an argument from Peterson, who comes out swinging in Israels support. Ellison then steps in to refocus attention on Communism as the true enemy of Americans, Jews, and Arabs alike. Mellon, now obviously desperate, interrupts and ends the discussion:
The final excerpt is Ellisons closing statement, reaffirming the PLO role in terrorism, the Communist role in the PLO, and the importance of ending US funding for the PLO revolution:
NOTE: These audio tracks represent a few selected portions of a show that was more than two hours long. Only segments relevant to Bryan Ellisons message are presented here.