The Anatomy of a Great Deception

2014 ,    »  -   31 Comments
Ratings: 8.66/10 from 239 users.

Nearly ten years after the tragic events of September 11, entrepreneur David Hooper began to question the official accounts of that day. Nagging skepticism soon turned to obsession. His quest to uncover an alternate truth behind the attacks soon created disharmony within his family and near financial ruin. Hooper's feature-length documentary The Anatomy of a Great Deception encapsulates his findings during this tumultuous period of discovery.

Of course, Hooper was not alone in his perception of a conspiracy. A growing number of regular citizens and figures of various industries had embarked on their own amateur investigations by the time his suspicions were first sparked. Their findings inform much of Hooper's own conclusions.

For he and many others, the curious crumbling of Building 7 represents one of the fundamental building blocks of a potential conspiracy. Located 300 feet from the North Tower - the length of a football field - Building 7 fell to the ground in the late afternoon of 9/11. Investigators claimed it had fallen due to structural compromises caused by the intensity of heat from the neighboring Twin Towers. Yet, in researching other high-rise buildings imperiled by raging fires, Hooper was unable to locate a single incident of a nearby building collapsing as a byproduct of such an event. In fact, none of the buildings that were actually engulfed in flames collapsed either. Several engineers have also come forward and claimed that the temperature of the fires on that day could not have successfully melted the steel structure of the towers. Could this indicate evidence of a controlled demolition?

In painstaking detail, Hooper continues to lay out findings from that day which support this troubling hypothesis, including sightings of molten metal, ear witness accounts of audible explosions, and the curiously symmetrical trajectory of each tower's collapse. Scattered throughout are archived interview clips of researchers, investigators, architectural specialists, and even fire department officials who all echo these same suspicions.

Like all conspiracy films, The Anatomy of a Great Deception presents a case that may be embraced wholeheartedly by some and dismissed outright by others. But it argues its theories with sincerity and conviction.

Directed by: David Hooper

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31 Comments / User Reviews

  1. GunnarInLA

    ...this is a very nice 911 doc, that you should see if you haven't already familiarized yourself with the essentials of what happened that day. – It had seven stars from one "user" when I clicked to give it a "9" – it immediately reset to 5.83!...from six "users". That's not "fair" at all...

  2. Philip F Stone
  3. Philip F Stone

    I have always approached events in the World through the eyes of Physics. It didn't take long to understand that something was wrong---just that something was wrong. That is always the beginning of understanding.

  4. D. Dingwall
  5. D. Dingwall

    I sympathize with Hooper's rollercoaster of emotion, disbelief and finally educated belief. Good recap of the events. It will save time for many new students of 9/11.

  6. Carole H.
  7. Carole H.

    Astounding, compelling evidence by chemists, demolition experts and architects that nanothermite particles- a substance produced by high-level military only- were clearly found in the debris of the towers. My search is for truth only and obviously, the public was not told the truth of what happened that day. As with the Kennedy assassination, I doubt we will ever know the reality of this event. A substantial, well-researched investigation.

  8. Ton Hettema
  9. Ton Hettema

    How come the sound of the voice-over is many times cut in parts? Is it hacked by someone? Is it being attacked? Is someone trying to distort it? Trying to prevent more of us to see and hear what it says?

  10. julie_318
  11. julie_318

    this is the most convincing and undersandable 9/11 documentary I've seen yet.

  12. Generic smith
  13. Generic smith

    Well paced doc good info, a good starting point for further investigation. If you're willing to take the red pill.

  14. Glen
  15. Glen

    If you don't believe the Feds will do what ever they like look up USS Liberty,,

  16. James
  17. James

    Clear evidence that determined, highly focused, highly funded, very committed secret entities have infiltrated power structures in the US & worldwide. (I guess to ensure that 'they' control the future) Top Documentary !!

  18. tazmo8448
  19. tazmo8448

    Being in the construction (and destruction aka demo) business for 35 yrs, I've noticed that people with little knowledge of how things work tend to see something they don't understand and automatically go into conspiracy mode.
    First of all the Twin Towers went down because the airliners that hit them were fully loaded with jet fuel and because the planes just before impact banked it damaged several floors. When the fuel ignited it started fires which reached temperatures that started to literally melt the structural steel. That then caused the 'pancake' effect where the weight of each floor collapsed on the one below it. I have seen buildings being built collapse because the engineering design was not followed properly. And these new build buildings that collapse had nothing on the floors, in other words no plumbing or office equipment that increases the weight.
    Because people have seen buildings being brought down (imploded) they see it as the same thing when in reality they are no where near the same thing.
    One must remember the intense heat that those jets generated and all the weight on each floor contributed to the collapse, not some hidden cabal bent on destruction that conspiracy theorist love to tout.

  20. Margie M
  21. Margie M

    Seeing this compelling report on a 9-11 conspiracy reminds me of the Kennedy Commission reports on the President's assassination in early 1960s. In both cases so much evidence remains excluded in the official stories. I hope Hooper will muster his forces and flood the world with his finding stated unequivocally as the "official truth" of 9-11.

  22. Sandy Cove
  23. Sandy Cove

    Great documentary! What makes it so special is that it shows how Hooper went from dismissive to beginning to look at what happened on 911. Researching one fact after another can only lead to one inevitable conclusion. Which is that the official version cannot possibly be true because it doesn’t fit the facts.

    These buildings were designed to withstand airliners’ impacts, and they did that very well. Jet fuel doesn’t burn hot enough to melt steel. An hour after the impacts, the fires were burning themselves out, but suddenly the towers disintegrated all the way to the ground, in about 10 SECONDS each. Such rapid disintegration isn’t possible in a gravitational collapse. Something else has to be involved.

  24. Sheryl
  25. Sheryl

    Good documentary, but doesn't bring any new information really. By now you have to be a blind muppet not to know that this was a set up job. Too many scientists and engineers agree that the official story is not the truth. They had to have a reason to enter Iraq, so they manufactured one. Same way they did with the Gulf of Tonkin incident and Vietnam War.

  26. Jeff
  27. Jeff

    About 11 minutes into the this piece of cr*p, you conclude that building 11 collapsing vertically onto itself is unlikely because you played with Legos. How sad your reasoning is, along with your "documentary". All of the tens of thousands of people affected by this tragedy would to have closure but you deny them that, and re-open this horrible wound, purely for self aggrandizement. You should be ashamed. Sued or incarcerated, even better. Since similar "documentaries" AKA "Loose Change" have already been thoroughly debunked by real science, what are your motives for re-opening such a sad chapter of our history?

  28. NormDePlume
  29. NormDePlume

    Yep, you're right Jeff.

    When your government commits underhanded tyranny on an unparalleled scale, then lies about it and uses this lie to destabilise the world, killing literally millions of people in its wake, detrimentally (an understatement) affecting ALL (apart from a handful of nefarious –
    again, an understatement – monsters who have benefitted from deals and steals) of our futures. When this happens we should just shut up and suck it up.

    Oh yeah, and forget about justice for the families of the 3000+ killed on PNACtion Day 1 (AKA September 11th, 2001). They can make do with the lies they've been fed, eh?

    I think you're joking though, right?

  30. Glenn Luttrell
  31. Glenn Luttrell

    Has anyone ever looked at the families of the murderers and if they are living in luxury, they all would be living in Saudi Arabia and know who put their sons and husbands up to the mass murders.

  32. billbob
  33. billbob

    I think its very hard for many people to swallow that our own government did this.
    And the president and his family were deeply involved along with our own military .
    Killing our own people, Deception and lies one right after the other seems to be the agenda in washington and the so called intelligence community.

  34. Keith Corneille
  35. Keith Corneille

    You cannot argue physics

  36. AJ
  37. AJ

    This honestly is an embarrassing attempt at documentary filmmaking by taking other people's documentary/youtube clips and compiling them into one place, adding unnecessary commentary about his home life in order to make the movie his own. If you've never looked into 9/11 then maybe this will be of interest to you. Otherwise, I'd really love for a new documentary to come out with new evidence, new research, or new data, instead of staying in this bubble of the same speculation and same advocates over and over

  38. vegeta
  39. vegeta

    all you need to know is a building that did not get hit by a plane just crumbled into the ground for no reason. how do people explain that one?

  40. Last viewer
  41. Last viewer

    And the right to live without the fear for one self physical security.
    It is simpler when one know "Who" to fight.
    I though that this was solved after '45 ?
    There are many big building all over the US.
    No one know where this can lead.
    I'm lucky, I don't live over there.
    Thank God !

  42. Constructicon
  43. Constructicon

    No skyscraper has ever fallen as vertical and efficient to the foundation, without proper demolition work. If this notion is false, then, and only then, our way of demolition measures , precautions, rules and regulations by means of explosives are archaic and irrelevant. Yet they are not.

  44. Norton R. Nowlin, M.A.
  45. Norton R. Nowlin, M.A.

    The laws of physical science, especially physics, cannot be undermined and disregarded when deceitful and obviously conspiratorial events lead to the murder of many innocent human beings. David Copperfield was a great illusionist and magician, having caused a Boeing 747 jet to, seemingly, disappear off a runway. Yet, everyone really knew that what he did was an illusion created by human misdirection of attention. The federal government and the mainstream media worked together to produce an illusion on 9/11, that two jet aircraft, each crashing into one of the WTC Twin Towers, and the ensuing kerosene jet fuel fires they caused to sections of the 110 story towers, caused the towers, super-steel structures built to withstand such impacts, to completely collapse in a symmetrical fashion, at free-fall speed, in a manner identical to controlled demolition. The same thing happened to WTC Building 7 at around 5:15 in the afternoon on 9/11, and the federal government attributed that symmetrical free-fall collapse of the Solomon Building to two isolated fires on two floors of the 47 story building.

    It is s fact that NIST representatives lied to the American people, via the media, as seen in the video "Anatomy of a Great Deception," about the secondary explosions and the molten steel, both part and parcel with the melting of steel in the use of nano-thermite with controlled demolition. There isn't any way that a rational person, who understands physics and natural law, can watch "Anatomy. . ." and come away thinking that the video is rigged propaganda. I showed "Anatomy of a Great Deception" to an employee of the Department of Veterans Affairs, VHA Office of Finance, in DC, a woman who holds two master's degrees, one in physics and the other in business accounting. She came away with the proper perception that the video clearly showed the empirical evidence of controlled demolition being used by elements of the federal government to destroy the WTC Twin Towers. Over 2000 engineers, architects, and physicists have gone on record via Architects & Engineers for 9/11 to stake their professional reputations on a consensus that 9/11 in NYC was an inside conspiratorial job that brought down the WTC Twin Towers and Building 7. By logical extension, the Pentagon bombing was also a conspiratorial action that was done with something other than Boeing 757 commercial airliner. It the federal story is bought about the Pentagon 9/11, the law of physics have to be completely disregarded. You see, the poignant questions remains. "How does 10 tons of steel and titanium jet components of a Boeing 757 disappear in a kerosene jet fuel fire that burns at less than 900 degrees F.? If, as the federal government maintains in their mythical tome, "Report of the 9/11 Commission, those engine parts were vaporized by the fire in excess of 2,300 degrees necessary to melt steel and titanium, how could organic dental records of the alleged passengers be found later? You see the great inconsistencies in the federal version of 9/11?

    I hope many more copies of "Anatomy of a Great Deception" are purchased by the American electorate.

  46. DustUp
  47. DustUp

    In the description: "Like all conspiracy films, The Anatomy of a Great Deception presents a case that may be embraced wholeheartedly by some and dismissed outright by others."

    Why put that in? Isn't that as obvious as 1+1? Or are you trying to put doubt into people's minds since you consider it a conspiracy and have been indoctrinated to doubt the validity of any conspiracy because according to the indoctrinaters, none has ever occurred except Julius Caesar and Abraham Lincoln; long ago and such things don't happen any more.

    Anyone who has been indoctrinated to automatically disbelieve any conspiracy "theory" should first look up the definition of Conspiracy. Then realize that they happen in fact very frequently. Just because the gate keepers of the boob toob news (major media) limit / restrict such information doesn't mean you cannot get it else where. I suggest all (especially Jeff and tazmo) turn off the propaganda networks, deal with the fact that those who have sufficient access to the military and other technology and small groups, typically including the leadership of the various important federal alphabet agencies, DO NOT have your best interests at heart. They work for the central bankers of the world plus a few other elite families.

    Some people readily dismiss facts in favor of their world view where their govt couldn't do such a horrible thing. These same people cannot believe such things as geoengineering/chemtrails are happening over their very heads. In that case, they could easily just watch long enough and if they had a mind that functioned instead of being over ridden by what they want to believe, could see that chemtrails ARE happening. It was placed under national security to keep it out of the news. In this case there is plenty of evidence for anyone to find if they want to, yet some "dismiss outright" despite those trails being far afield/wrong direction from commercial airliner routes and how a contrail dissipates versus how a chemtrail spreads out into a wider haze.

    There are numerous conspiracy facts. All sort of govt propaganda and fake theories, so much so that the fake theories ARE the conspiracy to mislead the public.

  48. Miss E
  49. Miss E

    Thank you. I have always believed this was done by the government. Taken a lot of criticism about my beliefs over the years. You have renewed my beliefs and justified them.

  50. Holly
  51. Holly

    This is one of the most well done I've seen on the topic. I started questioning in 2003 and then on 2004 was on the airplane with a former military pilot who told me to "question everything". I'm grateful that my eyes are now opened to the truth of what 9-11 was about. However searching for an understanding of "why" our government would do this led me down a rabbit hole i never imagined. I swallowed the red pill and it's led down a tough path - a path not many would willingly want to travel and one I wish now I sometimes had ignored to live a live of Disneyland bliss. :( It led to lies I learned bigger than 9-11. When you ask "why" 9-11 was created, be prepared for answers scarier than the TV movie we were showed on 9-11 and days after. I challenge everyone to find the lie bigger than 9-11 and then the one after that. Godspeed.

  52. Ed
  53. Ed

    "I've lived in high rises my whole life. And I've dropped things off balconies like shoes and computer monitors." Huh? WTF DUDE? And you were so close to building a compelling case; aside from the needless continual references to your flaky marriage *face palm*. But then you go and really mess things up by revealing that you have a flagrantly nihilistic attitude when it comes to footwear and computer hardware. It is almost as if you are trying to big yourself up as dome kind of barefooted geeky iteration of Keith Richards who, incidentally, was almost certainly not trying to make a point about the effects of gravity when he was hoiking TVs out of hotel windows! People like you are the problem with conspiratorial docudramas. It's all about YOU isn't it? You and your PROBLEMS. Making it all the easier to discredit both you and the people who are truly awake to the BS going on in the world around them. Next time you want to make a documentary keep your personal experiences and feelings out of it. And get Morgan Freeman to do the commentary. He is a lot less whiny and nasal sounding
    Ffs why not even get Morgan Freeman to chuck something Rock'n'roll off your balcony instead of a pair of Hush Puppies and a computer monitor just cos you failed to make a new high score at Lemmings or whatever. Sheesh, excruciating.

  54. mike m
  55. mike m

    the trumpers are up
    stand back. it gets messy

  56. Jaysin
  57. Jaysin

    This doc was awesome. Ive watched a lot of films on this subject, but this one is easy to understand, to follow, and to believe. Good job!

  58. Desmond
  59. Desmond

    No Staff No budget but Very well researched and put together. Thanks

  60. Ex-Army
  61. Ex-Army

    I read some of the comments of viewers discrediting this excellently portrayed piece of private investigative journalism, with incredulity. Some viewers still want to cling to the "Pancake Theory"? Those viewers need to address the innumerous demonstrations that show the buildings falling at free-fall speed. I understand that "free-fall" speed, negates any possibility of a pan-cake theory. What about the imploding building seven, that literally came down in demolition style, that fell into it's own footprint at perfect free-fall speed, later that same day on Sept 11, 2001? Building Seven was never hit by a plane Mr. Tazmo. These claims that the burning jet fuel melted steel, has been demonstrated to be impossible. Jet fuel and office equipment burning in an oxygen starved building for only one hour, does not come close to the temperatures necessary for melting or even weakening steele. What about the fact that the building were designed to withstand direct strike by large commercial jets? What about the fact that no modern high-rise building has ever come down from fire, anywhere in the world... before or since 911? Many of the steele high-rise buildings that have caught fire around the world, over the last few decades, have burned for days, and yet none have ever collapsed. Yet all three of ours did, on 911? I contend that to accept the "official" story of 911, that is offered by main-stream media and our government, is to willingly stick one's head in the sand and choose to be lied to. The U.S. Military/Corporate power structure is real, and it had motive, means and opportunity! Comments like Tazmo's makes me suspicious of whether detractors have even watched the documentary in question?

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