Philip Zelikow and The Covid Commission:  9/11 Part Two


by Not Sure

Wed 5 May 2021


The U.S. government last month tapped the guy who wrote its version of the 9/11 attacks to do the same for the COVID-19 pandemic -- and plan a response to future outbreaks.

Philip Zelikow has just been appointed to head the COVID Commission Planning Group, which “will prepare the way for a National COVID Commission that can seize this once-in-a-century opportunity to help America – and the world – begin to heal and safeguard our common future from new existential threats.”  The Planning Group is working with groups such as Marked by COVID,  a victims’ advocacy organization, to give voice to the experiences of pandemic victims and their families.

  Zelikow is one of the foremost experts in the world on al-Qaeda, he boasts on his web bio.  He is the author of Germany Unified and Europe Transformed (with Condoleezza Rice.)  He directed the Aspen Strategy Group, a foreign-policy think tank.  Condoleezza Rice, Dick Cheney, and (Deputy Secretary of Defense) Paul Wolfowitz were all members of his Aspen Strategy Group.  In 2003, he was appointed executive director of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States, more commonly known as the 9/11 Commission.

Zelikow was an unpopular choice to head the 9/11 Commission.  Because of his work during the Bush transition and his close ties with that administration, the 9/11 Family Steering Committee and 9/11 Citizens Watch, two public interest groups that lobbied for a fair and transparent investigation, called for his resignation.  Some members of the 9/11 Commission referred to him as the “White House mole.” 

The commission had barely begun its work when Zelikow and his associate Ernest May completed a detailed outline of the report complete with chapter headings, subheadings, and sub-subheadings.  Thinking this document might be seen as evidence of a pre-determined outcome, they kept it secret from the commission’s staff.  When the staff were finally given copies a year later, they were alarmed.  Some circulated a parody, “The Warren Commission Report—Preemptive Outline.” One chapter heading was entitled “Single Bullet: We Haven’t Seen the Evidence Yet. But Really. We’re Sure.” 

           How does Zelikow’s expertise on al-Qaeda and terrorism qualify him to head this new commission?  Is it his close ties to the PNAC (Project for a New American Century) gang?  Is whitewashing the requisite skill?  Will the families who were not allowed to visit their loved ones in long-term care homes find satisfaction?  Will the families of those who were shoved onto ventilators and denied alternate treatment choices find satisfaction?  Will the families of victims of vaccine injury, e.g. blood clots, neurological damage, and even death find satisfaction?

          One qualification that Philip Zelikow does possess is that he is a member of the Gates Foundation Global Development Program Advisory Panel.

          In Plato’s Republic there is a long dialogue on justice which finally comes to the conclusion that what matters is not justice, but the appearance of justice.  Experts and groups of experts are answerable to someone but it is not us. 

          Since the beginning of “covid,” Alan Watt repeatedly referred to it as 9/11 Part Two, the final push to take away all freedom; a push which began in earnest on September 11, 2001.  He often said that the U.S.A. was the last place on earth that had even a distant memory of what real freedom looked like. 

Many universities and schools are requiring covid vaccinations for young students.  This may never become “mandatory” by government decree but as Alan often said, they’ll just remove our options until we’re cornered.

          The Covid Commission and the appointment of Zelikow to head it is an absolute mockery of justice, both in fact and in appearance.  We must move beyond the arguments about tests, social distancing and masks.  It is pointless to try to awaken the perfectly indoctrinated.  Each one of us, as individuals, must demand that those who have planned and perpetrated this farce be held accountable.  Typing something in the comments section of an online video or sharing links on social media is not holding anyone accountable.  With what little time remains we need to focus our energy and our fighting spirit directly on the perpetrators of this madness.


© Not Sure



Selected references:


Broad COVID Commission Planning Group Will Be Based at UVA’s Miller Center


Philip Zelikow