by Laurence H. Shoup Mar 21, 2o12
As Dr. Paul Rea states in Mounting Evidence, the 9-11 story is the 21st Century’s “ultimate mass murder mystery.”
Mounting Evidence makes good on the promise implied in this tantalizing quote with a 555 page book that is not only well researched and comprehensive, but is presented in a lively and engaging writing style, ensuring a good read. These characterizations only begin to describe the book’s relevance however, for Mounting Evidence focuses directly on the larger importance of 9-11. What does this event mean, in terms of its origins, in terms of the cover-up of the true facts by a rigged “investigation” by a rigged 9-11 Commission and in terms of the negative effects on U.S. foreign and military policy, even now? With his multiple foci on “meaningful contexts,” the “Global Domination Project” of the United States, the “Official Story,” and the currently available evidence about 9-11, Rea uses his excellent command of all sources to explicate a very complex and multi-faceted subject clearly and compellingly.
Dr. Rea’s ultimate goal is “restorative truth” to help revitalize our failing democracy, which must have an educated and active population if it is to be maintained even at its current low level. Mounting Evidence points out that such truth can only be arrived at through a new investigation by a truly independent group with the power to get to the bottom of what is obviously a cover-up. In one of his chapters Rea points to one likely fruitful avenue for such further investigation by such an independent body, pointing to the underreported facts about the funding of some of the 9-11 culprits by the Pakistani secret service, the ISI, which had and still has close ties to the CIA. The official 9-11 (coverup) Commission, did not (of course), investigate this central aspect of this mass murder case.
In short, Mounting Evidence is a indispensable source for information and analysis on the complex and multifaceted, 9-11 story. If a person only has time and interest to read one book on this topic, Paul Rea’s book is the one. Rea has performed a great service to us all with the labor of love that was required to produce this work, one that will stand as a milestone.
Dr. Laurence H. Shoup
Author of Rulers and Rebels: A People’s History of Early California, 1769-1901 and other works