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Listening To The “Emir”: The NSA & Osama Bin Laden

In this episode of The Darkened Hour, The United States intelligence services, CIA (Alec Station) the FBI and the NSA and how they began monitoring the venerable Saudi, Osama Bin Laden, who was becoming a global figurehead with his militant Mujaheddin which was covertly supported with military armaments by the CIA under its largest financial blackops program called Operation Cyclone, in which they defeated the Soviet military in Afghanistan. Starting with an FBI sting and a purchase of a satellite phone in Long Island, New York which then traveled to Tora Bora Afghanistan, in which it landed to Bin Laden, the NSA began running a eavesdropping operation which lasted 6 more years, in which they began monitoring a number which was traced back to Sa'naa Yemen and a house which would be later known as the Al Qaeda communications hub and titled, "Yemen Hub". In which both the NSA began running a tap as early as 1996 and the CIA led by its virtual station tracking Al Qaeda, Bin Laden Issue Station (Alec Station) in 1998. What did the NSA and CIA know in the years prior to the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks?

An Interview With Nelson Martins (DJ Thermal Detonator)

In this episode of the Darkened Hour, Adam Fitzgerald interviews, historian and analyst of the September 11th 2001 attacks, Nelson Martins who also goes by DJ Thermal Detonator. A careful and prominent researcher, Nelson encompasses many subjects relating to the event such as U.S Foreign Policy and the domestic and foreign intelligence services. We talk about many other terrorist events leading up to the attacks, which include, The 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 bombing, 1993 WTC Bombing, 1995 Oklahoma City Bombing, Bojinka Plot and the 2001 September 11th attacks. We also elaborate on the problems of the fanatical conspiracy theories which blanket the actual anomalies that took place in September 11th 2001 and how this hurts the majority of the 9/11 Truth Movement.

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The Turning Point Of The Arab World

For the religious ulema of the Islamic world in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, the ideology known as Pan Arabism, or "Nasserism" (Named after Egyptian President Abdel Gamel Nasser) was a direct threat to it's existence and a liability for the Islamic world as a whole. Religious extremists from Saudi Arabia and Egypt began taking an aggressive stance against the secular ideology, which was to blame for the embarrassing defeat suffered to Muslims worldwide, during the "6 Day Arab War" against it's main adversary, Israel. In this episode, Adam Fitzgerald, talks about how the Pan Arab nations in the Middle East saw an exponential rise in Islamic Fundamentalism known as "Wahhabism" during the early 70's to the present day, and how it effected the world. 

American Airlines Flight 77: The Pentagon Terrorist Attack

American Airlines Flight 77 crashing into the Pentagon on September 11th 2001, and the subsequent investigation that followed, have caused some to question the "validity" of the incident. Adam Fitzgerald goes thru the day's events with actual anomalies that happened pre and post 9/11 which were not properly investigated nor reported by the legacy media while dispelling the more questionable conspiracy theories that have arisen from it causing the 9/11 Truth Movement to become fragmented. 

An Interview With Mitchell Gray (I Heard You Were Going On Jihad)

In a follow-up to the episode on Zacarias Moussaoui, Adam interviews Mitchel Gray, author of 'I Heard you were going on Jihad - How a Minnesota FBI agent may have prevented a second wave of attacks before 9/11'. Mr. Gray is an Iraq War veteran who provided valuable information to the counter-intelligence agencies after 9/11. An Arabic speaker, Mr. Gray is also an attorney and adjunct professor of oil and gas who lectures on energy security issues.

Adam talks with Mitchell about his encountering radical Islamic groups inside the USA, as well as the detailed information he compiled on 20th hijacker, Zacarias Moussaoui.

Adam Fitzgerald Interviewed on WhatKast

Adam recently wrote an extensive comment on a podcast discussing the validity of 9/11 conspiracy theories. The hosts invited him on to give his views on what's wheat and what's chaff when it comes to 9/11 theories.

Check out their podcast here

An Interview With Fran Shure (Why Good People Become Silent: The Psychology Of State Crimes)

Psychotherapist Fran Shure joins us to discuss her series, ‘Why Good People Become Silent - or Worse - About 9/11’.

Drawing on her knowledge of psychology, Fran explains why people may find it uncomfortable to even entertain ideas which threaten their existing world-view, and what we can all do to watch for this tendency in ourselves. We then go on to discuss the psychopathic mindset and how people can come to engage in evil acts.

Read Fran’s series here

On The Nature Of Conspiracy Theory

In a week where the BBC has acted to have a David Icke interview removed from YouTube, Adam and Richard take a break from examining the details of 9/11 to discuss the nature of conspiracy theories. What exactly constitutes a conspiracy theory, as opposed to more grounded geopolitical research? Are they a good thing? Are they a necessary thing? Do they act to help or hinder investigations of state crimes?

The 9/11 Plot To Assassinate George W. Bush

Delving into one of the most obscure aspects of 9/11, Adam explains the bizarre details of a plot to assassinate President Bush in Florida on the day of 9/11. Bizarre - but testified to by several journalists and eye witnesses, many of whom were encouraged to keep quiet be the FBI

The Defense Intelligence Agency’s Able Danger

In this episode Adam explain how the intelligence gathered from the Defense Intelligence Agency's Able Danger program could have been used to thwart the 9/11 attacks, how it was blocked, and the ramifications to lieutenant colonel Anthony Schaffer for bringing this information out.

Operation Northwoods and Conspiracy Culture

In this episode Adam and Richard discuss Operation Northwoods, the US Armies plan to use false flag terror to initiate a war with Cuba. After running through the details, the influence of the Northwoods documents on conspiracy culture today is discussed.


Dr. Daniel Ganser on the Northwoods/Gladio connection

Zacarias Moussaoui - The 20th Hijacker And His Laptop

In this episode Adam explains the background of 9/11's 20th hijacker, Zacarias Moussaoui. We examine the FBI's failure to open his laptop after he was detained, asking whether this is normal procedure or an indication of something more sinister. We also examine what is know about the laptop's contents and whether it could have prevented the 9/11 attacks.


Kevin Fenton's article

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9/11 & The Attempted Hijacking Of United Airlines Flight 23

In this episode Adam explain the attempted hijacking of a fifth flight on 9/11, that of United Airlines Flight 23. This flight was delayed then grounded due to the attacks taking place.

Four Arab men, acting suspiciously, abandoned luggage containing box cutters, Korans and Al Qaeda training manuals, yet the FBI concluded nothing untoward was going on and they were never tracked.

Flight 23 news clip

An Interview With Wayne Coste (Flight 77 & The Pentagon)

We go straight into an interview with Wayne Coste where he explains the research journey he went on that led him to conclude, based on physical evidence, that Flight 77 did indeed crash into the Pentagon.

Watch Wayne's five hour Pentagon presentation -

Watch Barbara Honegger's presentation Wayne critiques -

The Conspiracy Involving Israel & 9/11

Many 9/11 conspiracy theories center around Israeli involvement, often portraying the event as principally a Zionist plot. In this episode Adam boils this issue down to what is definitely known, separating out fact from speculation.

Egyptian Terrorist Mastermind, Ayman al-Zawahiri

In this episode Adam draws on the book The Road to Al-Qaeda to talk about the background of Al-Qaeda's leading figure, Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri. The books author, Egyptian human rights lawyer Montasser Al-Zayyat, was a friend of al-Zawahiri and provides unique insight into his radicalisation and turn to violence.


Adam and Richard then discuss al-Zawahiri's role in the 9/11 attacks and his relationship with the CIA and NATO as described by whistle-blowers such as Sibel Edmonds. Has he been an asset, witting or otherwise, all along?

The Anomaly That Is Ziad Jarrah

In this episode Adam and Richard discuss the ostensible pilot of Flight 93, Lebanese hijacker Ziad Jarrah. Jarrah is often presented as the poster child for radicalization, coming as he did from a very moderate Muslim family and only connecting with radicals when he moved to Hamburg, Germany. Indeed his family have never accepted he was a radical or involved with the 9/11 attacks. Is there any merit to their claims? Does a family connection to Israel's Mossad cast this story in a different light? Can we prove he was the man who flew Flight 93 into the ground? These are the questions explored here.

An Interview With With Ross Muir (The Destruction Of The WTC Towers)

In today's episode we discuss the about the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers 1, 2 and 7. Ross Muir is a architectural engineer and received his Masters in engineering at the University of Colorado. Muir moved to New York and worked in architectural design and came from a traditional family of engineers. After the events of September 11th, he became a member of Architects and Engineers in which he lends some probable ideas about why the WTC 7 was an obvious collapse due to controlled demolition, while giving a critique of NIST final hypothesis.

An Interview With Sander Hicks (Penetrating The 9/11 Deep State)

Journalist Sander Hicks has authored two books on September 11th, The Big Wedding and Slingshot to the Juggernaut. We were keen to talk to Sander as he covers aspects of 9/11 not often found elsewhere. In this interview he tells us the story of Dr. David Graham, the whistle-blower who, prior to 9/11, reported two of the hijackers to the FBI - before dying in the most suspicious of circumstances. He also tells us about Mohamed Atta's CIA connected friend Wolfgang Bohringer and the Deep State connections of the FBI's Carson Dunbar, the man at the centre of the 1993 Trade Centre bombing.

Sander's website and article on Dr. David Graham

An Interview With David Chandler (The Physics Of 9/11)

Physics teacher David Chandler joins us to explain his work on the collapse of World Trade Centres One, Two and Seven. Prior to the interview we collated the core criticisms we could find of David's work and we put them to him here.


David Chandler's 9/11 website -


Physicist Dave Thomas' critique of David Chandler -


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Sound Evidence for Explosions -


Another Nineteen, Kevin Ryan-


Introduction To The David Chandler Interview

We've felt it would be helpful to recorded a short discussion about what, as non-physicists, we're hoping to achieve by interviewing David Chandler on the destruction of the World Trade Centre Buildings. The interview itself will follow this post. Adam and Richard.

Welcome To The Darkened Hour

Welcome to the Darkened Hour! In this inaugural episode Adam and Richard discuss their plans for the podcast. They talk about their motivation for starting it, the philosophy underpinning it and what they're looking to achieve in the area of understanding September 11th and the wider geopolitical world.


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