Duty to Warn

By Gary G. Kohls, MD


“Yes, all whistleblowers are taking their chances when they try to ”save the world” from the powerful corporate exploiters and predators (and their paid, conflicted and/or obedient hangers-on) that are continuously thinking of ways to extract for themselves the planet’s resources – even if it means that they have to go so far as to start wars to do so. In the exploitive process these often sociopathic entities seem to have no qualms about creating war refugees (in essence, cannibalizing humanity) or creating climate change refugees if those acts are necessary for them to gain control over the intended victim’s resources.”



The day after 9-11-2017, the 16th anniversary of 9/11/01, I received an email message about my last Duty to Warn column concerning the Crime and Cover-up of 9/11/01 that he had just read the day before. The message simply said:

“Gary, if what you and Dr Fetzer say is true, aren’t you afraid of being ‘taken out’?

I’d like to see a list of important 9/11 people that have been silenced.” 

As has always happened on every one of the past fifteen 9/11 anniversary dates, the talking heads of every major media outlet were obediently repeating the long-disproved myths about “the attacks on 9/11”. The blinded and solemn talking heads were dutifully mouthing officialdom’s pronouncements about the 3,000 innocents that were killed by those “attacks” on the Twin Towers.

Of course, there are increasingly large numbers around the world that have seen the evidence disproving the absurd conspiracy theories of the Cheney/Bush White House and they have seen through the propaganda that has kept the mythology alive. These folks now understand that without the explosive demolitions of the Twin Towers, none of the 300+ NYFD firefighters would have died and the vast majority of the other two thousand plus victims that weren’t killed initially by the two fireballs and the subsequent brief fires also would not have died. Most of those that died on 9/11/01 were killed by the demolitions and not because of any theoretical Muslim hi-jackers from Saudi Arabia.

On 9/11/17, I received this email:

“Dr Kohls, I read your article (on the 9/11 Crime and Cover-up) and you are pretty much correct in your assessment. We have been fed a steady diet of lies and misdirection regarding what really happened…. and why. I watched a lot of Docu’s over the weekend and I just shake my head. If you look at the impact site on the Pentagon alone you can’t help but think that no plane ever hit there. That only leads to even more questions about the entire event. We still don’t know and our Govt is quite unwilling to tell us what they know, simply pathetic….Best wishes.”

Below is my response to the first person who may have been concerned about my safety, although the tone of the second sentence suggested that if none of the 9/11 whistle-blowing expert truth-seekers had been “taken out”, their veracity was to be questioned. I don’t know.

The second person has, after all these years, finally “gotten it” because he actually took the time to look deeply into the irrefutable evidence that every 9/11 Truth-seeker has been presenting to those who want desperately to believe the authorities. This person needs no more data than what was revealed by last week’s column and the documentaries he watched on YouTube. (I should be mentioned at this point that of the many websites around the world that republish my Duty to Warn columns, the one that did the best job with the 9/11 column was Transcend Media. Google that site at: https://www.transcend.org/tms/2017/09/911-the-repression-of-dissent-and-the-16th-anniversary-of-the-crime-and-cover-up-of-the-century/.)

Here is the expanded version of my return letter to the first writer:

“I hope that you will find the time to study carefully the voluminous evidence that Dr Fetzer and the hundreds of other truth-seeking scholars, scientists, authors and investigative journalists around the world have so convincingly presented. If you will do that research (and if you are sufficiently open to new information that may contradict some of your previously deeply held beliefs) you will be entering upon a new path. I sincerely hope you that do something with your new knowledge and resist the urge to succumb to the inevitable cognitive dissonance you might experience and also resist the pressure to conform to the demands and denialism of the mainstream press and some of your less enlightened friends and/or family.

“Yes, all whistleblowers are taking their chances when they try to ”save the world” from the powerful corporate exploiters and predators (and their paid, conflicted and/or obedient hangers-on) that are continuously thinking of ways to extract for themselves the planet’s resources – even if it means that they have to go so far as to start wars to do so. In the exploitive process these often sociopathic entities seem to have no qualms about creating war refugees (in essence, cannibalizing humanity) or creating climate change refugees if those acts are necessary for them to gain control over the intended victim’s resources. Most mining companies, for example, are very willing to risk environmental catastrophes for downstream victims, if they don’t have to pay for damages and their lawyers can assure them that the company can get away with the deed. For sociopathic corporations, the return on investment trumps ethics.

“You mention being ‘taken out’. I presume that you mean being assassinated.

“Assassination and being ‘suicided’ by a arranged ‘accident’ is just one of the many ways of being that whistle-blowers are ‘silenced’. It appears that in America, literal assassinations have been reserved for high-profile whistle-blowers like JFK, MLK, RFK and US Senator from my state of Minnesota, Paul Wellstone. ‘Taking out’ an occasional anti-tyranny leader by murdering him or her is enough to chill the followers and send them into hiding – for a time.

“But times might have changed – at least I hope so.

“For minor-league whistle-blowers like myself, the powers-that-be (that now control what the major media reports or investigates) seem to rely on black-listing and character assassination as effective tactics for silencing unwelcome truths. For 9/11 whistle-blowers, being kept from being given any press coverage has been enough to maintain the myths. Using the less than lethal silencing methods will not provoke any in-depth independent investigation into what is obviously a false flag operation.

We ass know that the vast majority of Americans get their (dis)-information (by which they live their lives, decide for whom to vote and decide on what consumer goods they purchase) by watching and listening to the corporate-controlled and government-monitored (and censored) mainstream media. Figurative (character) assassination is so much simpler to accomplish than literal (physical) assassination when a whistle-blower needs quieting. Corporations and certain government agencies have discovered that paying online – usually anonymous – ‘trolls’ to do the job is quite efficient.

“Tragically, the insiders that perpetrated the sudden, unexpected, explosive, pulverizing destruction of the three WTC towers on 9/11 (explosions that had nothing to do with planes or fires) have been in positions of power ever since the Cheney/Bush administrations and seem to still be in charge of official propaganda and public relations in Washington DC. And so every September 11 we hear the endless repetition of the obvious lies that the Cheney/Bush White House started telling over and over again ever since Day Two, 9/12/01.

“That propaganda machine depends heavily on the complicity of the corporate- and government-controlled mainstream press that can be counted on to obediently repeat one of history’s biggest Big Lies. And of course, media mouthpieces seem to be obliged to refer to what happened on 9/11/91 as ‘the attacks on 9/11’ rather than what is the truth of the matter: ‘the controlled demolitions on 9/11’, because the phrase ‘controlled demolitions’ might raise some questions, even with those who haven’t been paying attention.

The Need to Support Alternative Media Outlets Like the Duluth Reader

“There still exist a few independent alternative newspapers and a number of online truth-seeking news sources that have true investigative journalists writing for them. These altruistic entities refuse the influence or financial bribery that always comes from greedy corporations who want control of the news. The powers-that-be who are in control of most capitalist nations on this planet may regard that small minority of courageous truth-tellers be in such a small minority that they don’t have to resort to literal assassinations of their irritating dissenters. Hopefully that is the reality and that there will continue to be a place of resistance to corporate and governmental tyranny – for awhile, at least.

  • “Sources of independent truth-telling like the Duluth Reader are in a tiny minority, partly because they don’t accept dirty advertising money from Big Business’s addictive products or services. Good for them. Perhaps the Reader’s owners and journalists aren’t seen as serious threats to the agendas of the ruling elites who will do almost anything to
  • 1) assure the continued elections of their lapdogs in Congress,
  • 2) assure the continuance of the dividends of their blue chip stocks and bonds,
  • 3) assure the steady rise of the share prices in their stock portfolios,
  • 4) have their lapdogs work hard to decrease their tax obligations, and
  • 5) guarantee as much as possible, the increase of the sales of the products their corporations sell in order.
  • All of this to assure the continuance of their power, wealth and return on their investments.

“In other words, the powers-that-be think that they are in control of the majority of us without the need for arranging messy and suspicious assassinations (so far) of minor players such as myself. That doesn’t mean that there aren’t such contingency plans, so we must keep vigilant.

“Deep State entities that orchestrate wars and rumors of wars have existed since governments and corporate monopolies in order to ‘corner the market’ have been formed; and that includes not just tyrannical right-wing military dictatorships or left-wing dictatorships, Christian Dominionist theocracies, Islamic theocracies, tyrannical monarchies, tyrannical capitalist states (like the US) or tyrannical communist states (like the USSR was). Such ruthless ruling elites through history have first issued death threats and then probably tried everything short of torture and murder in their need to silence the whistle-blowers of their eras. Good examples include Socrates, Jesus of Nazareth, Gandhi, JFK, MLK, RFK and Malcolm X. Such dastardly acts are designed to frighten the followers of the ‘heretical’ whistle-blowers to give up the causes they had been fighting for.

“The answer to your request ‘to see a list of important 9/11 people that have been silenced’ is easy: the answer is ‘all of them’. As far as literal assassinations, I am not aware of any direct hits because of 9/11, but suspicious deaths do occur with whistle-blowers and the assassins aren’t talking – because they know the consequences if they betray their Deep State paymasters.

The Evidence that Paul Wellstone was Assassinated Because of 9/11

“To my knowledge, the only person who might have been indirectly targeted because of 9/11 was Minnesota Senator Paul Wellstone. He had expressed his doubts about the official conspiracy about 9/11 – in a speech on the US Senate floor – and therefore expressed his grave concerns about using 9/11 as the pretext for going to war in Iraq during his 2002 campaign for re-election to the Senate (a campaign that he was winning handily at the time of his untimely death in a plane crash).

The Cheney/Bush administration knew that a critical US Senate vote authorizing the invasion of Iraq in early 2003 was critically important for their paymasters, and Wellstone had reported that he had been admonished by Vice President Cheney to keep quiet about 9/11. (Watch the powerful documentary “Wellstone: They Killed Him” that comprehensively deals with the powerful evidence about both Wellstone’s death and the cover-up of the deed by federal bureaucrats in the FBI and the NTSB). The hand-picked Republican who then won the US Senate race, obediently voted for invading Iraq in a close vote that depended on whomever was the Minnesota Senator.

“To my knowledge, the only other suspicious death that could be related to 9/11 was Michael Ruppert, the author of Crossing the Rubicon, a book that methodically presented incriminating facts about 9/11 and named names of the probable actual perpetrators (note: they weren’t Muslims). Ruppert unexpectedly was found dead by a gunshot wound to the head in 2014, an apparent suicide. (See additional information about Ruppert at the end of this column.)

“100% of the scholars, scientists, journalists, engineers and architects that have proved the complete falsity of the White House official conspiracy theory about 911 have been silenced in one way or another, mainly by being black-listed by the press and the US Government. Just count how many of these expert researchers have been allowed mainstream media time to make their case on air. The answer is ‘none of them’. They have all been silenced. The same can be said about the thousands of whistle-blowers of the crimes of the ‘corporate criminals’ in powerful industries like Big Pharma, Big Vaccine and Big Medicine and the cover-ups of the deaths and disabilities related to their oftentimes deadly – but highly profitable – products and procedures.

Who are the Corporate Paymasters?

“9/11 whistle-blowers have all been silenced, even though many of them have written powerful and well-researched books on the subject and have given highly articulate, undeniably factual lectures, speeches and seminars that presented unwelcome facts that exposes the absurd theories that governmental, media and establishment elites are apparently sticking to.

“One only gets the truth about 9/11, (and the truth about the dangers of the psychiatric drugs and the toxic ingredients in vaccines) from alternative sources that are not funded and therefore not controlled by Big Pharma’s multinational corporations nor by government agencies like the Pentagon, the CIA, the FBI, the White House, the US Congress, the CDC, the FDA, the AMA, the AAP, etc. The question that must be asked is ‘who are their paymasters’ – and are they the same entities?

“But the paymasters are being helped tremendously by the vast majority of the complacent and entertainment-addicted and drug-addicted US population, whose often involuntary tendency is to allow themselves to be mind-controlled by their need for:

  1. the addictive and artificial adrenalin rush from sex and violence on TV, professional sports-addictions, even the excitement of watching war or disaster coverage or being distracted by the highly addictive and time-consuming videogaming or engaging on exciting gambling devices like fantasy football, casino gambling, lotteries, scratch cards, etc; or
  2.  the addictive and artificial dopamine rushes (which also cause brain dopamine-depletions!) from natural non-synthetic substances like caffeine, nicotine, opium poppy products and cocaine or the legal, synthetic, brain-damaging – but highly profitable – excitotoxic dopamine-goosing (and also dopamine-depleting!) drugs that mess up the synapses like Dexedrine, Ritalin, Adderall, Strattera, Provigil, etc; or
  3. the so-called serotonin-goosing (and also serotonin-depleting!) “antidepressant” (so-called) drugs like the highly profitable Prozac, Paxil, Zoloft, etc; or
  4. the artificial calming effects of the highly profitable and highly addictive benzodiazepine receptor agonist drugs like alcohol, Valium, Xanax, and every other “minor” tranquilizing/sleep-inducing/epilepsy/analgesia-enhancing drugs; or
  5. the dependency-inducing “major” tranquilizer/anti-psychotic drugs that block the function of both serotonin and dopamine receptors (like the highly profitable Thorazine, Prolixin, Risperdal, Seroquel, Geodon, clozapine, etc) all of which can cause a state of emotional “deadness” – with a strong possibility of serious and even fatal withdrawal psychoses, agitation or insomnia.

“Those who are irretrievably addicted to legal or illicit brain-altering substances or activities may want to resist tyranny, but it will be difficult to be maximally effective or committed to a cause. Those who think they are in control of the economy on Wall Street or are in control of international people obediently do their assigned jobs, pay their assigned taxes and don’t resist.

“So, I appreciate your email and want to encourage you, when you are certain of any of the new facts that might have changed your beliefs, to join the whistle-blowers at some level. The more there are of us, the less chance there is for us ending up on the right side of history when the underdogs come out on top.



Two Addenda (600 words): Here is a brief synopsis from Amazon.com of Michael Ruppert’s “Crossing the Rubicon”:

“The attacks of September 11, 2001 were accomplished through an amazing orchestration of logistics and personnel. Crossing the Rubicon discovers and identifies key suspects-finding some of them in the highest echelons of American government-by showing how they acted in concert to guarantee that the attacks produced the desired result.

“Crossing the Rubicon is unique not only for its case-breaking examination of 9/11, but for the breadth and depth of its world picture-an interdisciplinary analysis of petroleum, geopolitics, narco-traffic, intelligence and militarism-without which 9/11 cannot be understood.

“The US manufacturing sector has been mostly replaced by speculation on financial data whose underlying economic reality is a dark secret. Hundreds of billions of dollars in laundered drug money flow through Wall Street each year from opium and coca fields maintained by CIA-sponsored warlords and US-backed covert paramilitary violence. America’s global dominance depends on a continually turning mill of guns, drugs, oil and money. Oil and natural gas-the fuels that make economic growth possible-are subsidized by American military force and foreign lending.

“In reality, 9/11 and the resulting “War on Terror” are parts of a massive authoritarian response to an emerging economic crisis of unprecedented scale. Peak Oil-the beginning of the end for our industrial civilization-is driving the elites of American power to implement unthinkably draconian measures of repression, warfare and population control. Crossing the Rubicon is more than a story. It is a map of the perilous terrain through which, together and alone, we are all now making our way.”

And here is a concise 5 star comment on the book from one of Amazon’s customers:

“Mr. Ruppert went to great lengths to present the evidence, thoroughly footnoted, that the ‘official’ story regarding the horrendous events of 9/11 was just that, a story or more accurately a self-serving fable. He presents the evidence in the same way it would be presented to a court of law and doesn’t meander into the what ifs or other claims for which there is either no evidence or what was evidence was quickly removed and/or contaminated making pursuit and documentation of both chain of custody as well as a legal investigation literally impossible.

“So he sticks to what can be proven and for that reason alone this book should be considered required reading. I gave the book five stars for this very reason.

“As a former law enforcement officer Mr. Ruppert is well versed in the trade craft of putting together a case that will withstand the scrutiny of a court proceeding.

“We are now approaching a full twelve years since the horrible day in September 2001. Contaminated or missing evidence, over a decade of wars unrelated in the extreme to the events of 9/11, the deaths of victims of that day, the first responders who, if still alive, are suffering from horrible illnesses due directly to their role in the rescue efforts for which compensation is still being refused (unforgivable), deaths of witnesses, deaths and/or horrible injuries as a direct result of the two unrelated wars (to 9/11), the brushing aside of professional fire and explosive experts along with their governing document NFPA 921 while replacing these experts with people with zero experience in such investigations (ie NIST/FEMA) and a multitude of other crimes makes it, in my humble opinion, a must to read the accounting of the event document in Crossing the Rubicon.

“I know there will be those that disagree but quite frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”



Dr Kohls is a retired physician from Duluth, MN, USA. He writes a weekly column for the Duluth Reader, the area’s alternative newsweekly magazine. His columns deal with the dangers of American fascism, corporatism, militarism, racism, malnutrition, Big Pharma’s psychiatric drugging and over-vaccination regimens, and other movements that threaten the environment, prosperity, democracy, civility and the health and longevity of the planet and the populace. Many of his columns are archived at http://www.globalresearch.ca/author/gary-g-kohls; http://duluthreader.com/search?search_term=Duty+to+Warn&p=2; or at https://www.transcend.org/tms/search/?q=gary+kohls+articles  

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