As a prominent Whitehead process theologian, scholar David Ray Griffin attracted much attention when the first of his ten books about 9/11 came out (“The New Pearl Harbor,” 2004).
Since the appearance of that book – which built on the work of several scholars and analysts – a worldwide movement has grown up challenging the official account of 9/11 and its tragic sequelae, Islamophobia and the all-consuming “war on terror.”
In his new book, Griffin updates the evidence from his last book (“9/11 Ten Years Later,” 2011), and points to extensive new research on the Twin Towers from a large body of architects and engineers, and also to the investigations of the international 22-member 9/11 Consensus Panel.
From 2012-2014, Griffin turned to a full analysis of the climate crisis. His 2015 book, “Unprecedented: Can Civilization Survive the CO2 Crisis?” was described by an expert reviewer from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change as “the best book today on the issue of all issues of all time.”
Griffin’s new book on the Bush-Cheney administration shows that both 9/11 and the climate crisis derive from the neoconservatives who came to power in 2000 as the Bush-Cheney administration.
Using the great lie of 9/11, and never ceasing to drill into the pubic the fear of terrorism, the neocons and their media have metastacized into a full-blown “neoconservative movement” that has gradually come to dominate both the Republican and Democratic parties.
Looking more deeply than the captured media, Griffin shows that the neoconservatives have been “the major source of the violence, illegal regime change, killings, and dislocations of millions of people since the attacks of September 11, 2001” – including the destruction of Iraq and Libya.
Yet for more than 15 years, the 9/11 attacks have enabled a primitive neocon/media drumbeat telling us that we should fear the aggression of Iran and the Muslim world. Most recently we are urged to fear the “unsubstantiated claims that Putin interfered in the US presidential election.”
This is all propaganda serving America’s war for the “greater Middle East,” which began in 1953 and has led to global chaos.
The public needs protection from the increasingly incoherent media lies so that democracy can once again stand on a platform of truth.
Dr. Griffin’s new book is a reliable and readable tool for people who want to base their thinking on solid evidence and lucid scholarship.
Title: Bush and Cheney: How They Ruined America and the World
Author: David Ray Griffin
Publisher: Olive Branch Pr (August 16, 2017)
NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 – Italian film-maker Massimo Mazzucco, a member of the 9/11 Consensus Panel, has just released an elegant summary of his classic 5-hour 2013 documentary, September 11: The New Pearl Harbor.
Mazzucco writes, “The original film contains the entire history of the debate on 9/11, seen from both sides of the aisle – the 9/11 Truth Movement and the ‘Debunkers’ worldwide. This summary is intended only as an introduction to the complete film, and not as a stand-alone piece on 9/11.”
To show the quality of the original film, we include parts of a 2013 review by Dr. David Ray Griffin, co-founder of the 9/11 Consensus Panel:
For those of us who have been working on 9/11 for a long time, this is the film we have been waiting for.
Whereas there are excellent films treating the falsity of particular parts of the official account, such as the Twin Towers or WTC 7, Mazzucco has given us a comprehensive documentary treatment of 9/11, dealing with virtually all of the issues.
Because of his intent at completeness, Mazzucco has given us a 5-hour film. It is so fascinating and fast-paced that many will want to watch it in one sitting. But this is not necessary, as the film, which fills 3 DVDs, consists of 7 parts, each of which is divided into many short chapters.
These 7 parts treat Air Defence, The Hijackers, The Airplanes, The Pentagon, Flight 93, The Twin Towers, and Building 7. In each part, after presenting facts that contradict the official story, Mazzucco deals with the claims of the debunkers (meaning those who try to debunk the evidence provided by the 9/11 research community).
The Introduction, reflecting the film’s title, deals with 12 uncanny parallels between Pearl Harbor and September 11.
The film can educate people who know nothing about 9/11 (beyond the official story), those with a moderate amount of knowledge about the various problems with the official story, and even by experts. (I myself learned many things.)
Mazzucco points out that his film covers 12 years of public debate about 9/11. People who have been promoting 9/11 truth for many of these years will see that their labors have been well-rewarded: There is now a high-quality, carefully-documented film that dramatically shows the official story about 9/11 to be a fabrication through and through.
NEW YORK, September 8, 2016 – With the approaching fifteenth anniversary of September 11, 2001, and with 9/11 wars and terrorism continuing unabated, the 9/11 Consensus Panel redoubles its commitment “to provide a ready source of evidence-based research to any investigation that may be undertaken by the public, the media, academia, or any other investigative body or institution.”
This year the 23-member Panel published two new Consensus Points, using a “best evidence” medical reviewing model.
The first Point, “The Claim of Widespread Infernos in the South Tower vs the FDNY Radio Transcript,” refutes the official claim that the floors in the area where the plane hit were “infernos,” allegedly causing the melting of steel and the collapse of the Tower.
The second 2016 Consensus Point concerns the omission of evidence in the official narrative that two senior New York City employees reported a massive explosion deep inside World Trade Center (WTC) 7 on the morning of 9/11, which trapped them in a stairwell for 90 minutes.
These two Points build upon the already overwhelming evidence that 9/11, which has been used to promote a “clash of civilizations” with the Muslim world, was a deception across the board: the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, the hijackers, the phone calls from the planes, the fake security video exhibits, and the whereabouts of the political and military commands.
Once this imperialistic 9/11 strategy is understood, many people, including academics, find that they cannot continue to live in its illusory matrix, and devote their time to the task of educating others. Accordingly, some members of the Consensus Panel have promoted the facts about 9/11.
For example, Dr. Niels Harrit, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, had published more than 60 peer-reviewed papers in the top chemistry journals when he learned, in 2007, of the uncanny collapse of World Trade Center 7. He has since given more than 300 presentations about the World Trade Center, speaking in Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Holland, France, Switzerland, Spain, United Kingdom, Canada, USA, China, Australia, Russia and Iceland. In May, 2016, he spoke in London, and in August, 2016, at the World Social Forum in Montreal.
Frances Shure, a licensed professional counselor with a specialty in “depth psychology,” explained on Colorado Public Television in August, 2016, the substance of her groundbreaking series, “Why Do Good People Become Silent—Or Worse—About 9/11?”
Dr. Graeme MacQueen, Professor Emeritus of Peace Studies at McMaster University, has published an analysis of the anthrax scare following 9/11 entitled The Anthrax Deception: The Case for a Domestic Conspiracy. During 2016, he gave lectures on 9/11 in Montreal, San Francisco, and NYC.
Two other Panelists, physics teacher David Chandler and engineer Jonathan Cole, maintain a separate website, in which their independent research, which is also affiliated with the 2600-member Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and Scientists for 9/11 Truth, is documented.
Panel co-founder, Dr. David Ray Griffin, has written an eleventh book on 9/11, Bush and Cheney: How They Ruined America and the World, which will be out in November. In the first part of the book, he lays out many ways in which the Bush-Cheney administration has weakened the U.S. Constitution and caused havoc in the Greater Middle East, which has spilled over into Europe. In the second part, he explains that the official account of 9/11 cannot possibly be true, because it entails at least 13 miracles – things that violate the laws of physics.
Elizabeth Woodworth, the other Panel co-founder, gave a PowerPoint presentation to August’s World Social Forum in Montreal, discussing the development of the Consensus Panel, and some of its lesser-known – albeit shocking – evidence. An hour will be given to this evidence on cable TV this September in British Columbia.
The Panel wishes to thank its fine team of voluntary translators, who have made its scrupulous evidence available in six languages.
Who planned and conducted the attacks that took place on 9/11?
New evidence tells us that the official explanation cannot possibly be true.
Unveiling the truth about 9/11 will shatter the pretext that plunged the world into ‘endless war.’ It could be a ‘game changer’ in the fight against existing and future interventions, militarism, and the progressive curtailment of civil and human rights. Establishing the truth about 9/11 will give enormous impetus to the global fight for social, economic and environmental justice for years to come.
Speaking the whole truth to power will showcase the work of three key members of the 9/11 Consensus Panel, a 23-person team of science academics, engineers, attorneys, commercial pilots, journalists, and others. In some of its 48 Consensus Points, the Consensus Panel has unearthed new evidence refuting the official claims about 9/11.
Elizabeth Woodworth is the Coordinator and co-founder of the 9/11 Consensus Project and has been researching 9/11 evidence since 2006. A retired health science librarian, Elizabeth has coordinated the ‘best evidence’ medical methodology to refute 48 of the official claims made regarding the events of 9/11.
Graeme MacQueen is the former director of the Centre for Peace Studies at McMaster University. He is known for having collected more than 150 eyewitness accounts suggesting the Twin Towers were demolished with explosions on 9/11. He is the co-editor of the Journal of 9/11 Studies and author of The 2001 Anthrax Deception.
Niels Harrit was the lead researcher in a peer-reviewed paper published in 2009 that described the detection of active thermitic material in the dust of the Twin Towers and World Trade Center 7. Harrit is emeritus professor at the University of Copenhagen’s Department of Chemistry. Since 2007 he has been actively involved in the global movement for 911-truth, and has made more than 300 presentations on 9/11 in 15 countries.
The session will be moderated by Sean Sweeney, labor educator and activist, based in New York.
NEW YORK, June 15, 2016 – Fifteen years after the world-changing events of 9/11, new evidence refuting the official story continues to be unearthed by a Panel of 23 professional researchers.
Today the 9/11 Consensus Panel releases two new Consensus Points presenting further evidence of serious contradictions concerning the collapses of the South Tower and World Trade Center 7.
The first Point is titled, “The Claim of Widespread Infernos in the South Tower vs the FDNY Radio Transcript.”
The importance of this Consensus Point is that a little-known Fire Department of New York radio transcript unmistakably refutes the claim that there were widespread fires in World Trade Center 2 (the South Tower) the morning of 9/11.
The evidence of firefighter teams operating calmly, methodically, and with confidence that they could easily defeat the fires in the South Tower refutes the official claim that floors in the vicinity of the airplane strike were all “infernos,” and that the building was unstable and about to collapse.
The second new Consensus Point concerns the omission of evidence in the official narrative that two senior New York City employees reported a massive explosion deep inside World Trade Center (WTC) 7 on the morning of 9/11, which trapped them in a stairwell for 90 minutes.
The statements of these two men support evidence presented elsewhere by the Consensus Panel showing that WTC 7 did not fall from fire alone but was brought down through demolition.
The Panel employs a methodology used in medicine to generate consensus statements of the best available evidence on specific topics. During the survey process, the expert respondents remain blind to one another through three rounds of revision and feedback.
Over a five-year period the Consensus Panel has published 48 Points of evidence refuting the official story.
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The 9/11 Consensus Panel has now published 46 points of evidence refuting official claims about 9/11, and hopes to reach 50 by September 2016 – the fifteenth anniversary – at which point the Panel may decide to publish them.
Significant events for 2015 include:
- The Consensus Panel reviewed and published two new Consensus Points: one on Able Danger, and the other on foreknowledge of the Pentagon events.
- 9/11 Consensus Panelist Frances Shure continued to add insightful new publications to her series, “Why Do Good People Become Silent – or worse – about 9/11?”
- On October, 15, 2015, Consensus Panelist Dr. Graeme MacQueen published an article, “One Year After Canada’s October 22nd Shootings: We Need a Public Inquiry,” based on his longer, intensively researched report of September 30.
- David Griffin’s article, “9/11 and Global Warming: Are They Both False Conspiracy Theories?” was published on September 15, by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts.
- David Griffin’s 2015 book, “Unprecedented: Can Civilization Survive the CO2 Crisis?” was reviewed as “a great service to humanity,” and was taken to the Paris climate summit in December by Panel co-founder, Elizabeth Woodworth, who has just made, with a professional film producer, a 2016 video entitled “A Climate Revolution For All. COP21: An Inside View.” Griffin’s book is featured for its section on mobilization.
Elizabeth found her inside view of how 195 countries reached the first unanimous climate agreement in history, at the biggest meeting of nations in France since the UN Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 (COP was attended by 40,000 people), to be inspirational. The indigenous indaba consensus method holds promise for future global cooperation.
- On January 4, 2016, Panel member Massimo Mazzucco published an article on the continuing effects of 9/11 on the world terror agenda in 2015. It was translated by Consensus Panel translator, Christophe, in Agoravox.fr, (awk) “one of the most prominent European examples of a citizen journalism site,” and is the 1,392 ranking website in France.
- In October, a 2-hour German video closely documented the way that Wikipedia interlopers have systematically manipulated information about Consensus Panelist Dr. Daniele Ganser, a Swiss professor and historian who works to educate people about 9/11. The video shows what the truth is up against.
- AE911Truth has partnered with the team of Dr. J. Leroy Hulsey, an engineering professor at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), to undertake a two-year study that will virtually reconstruct WTC 7 and evaluate the range of possible causes of its collapse. AE911Truth believes the UAF study will be a turning point in how the destruction of WTC 7 is viewed — both within the engineering community and by the general public.
- Consensus911.org statistics for 2015:
- There were 314,000 visits to the website, involving 141,446 unique visitors (99% of last year’s figures).
- In 2015 there were many citings of Consensus Panel evidence on external websites in the six languages representing the Panel’s work. Among them are new people questioning 9/11, like NSA whistleblower William Binney, and award-winning Danish Journalist Jens Nauntofte.
- The consensus911 Twitter account had 3,783 followers as of January 20, 2016.
October 22, 2015 – It was with considerable sadness that the 9/11 Consensus Panel learned of the brief illness and passing of one of its most respected Honorary Members, British Labour Member of Parliament, the Rt. Hon. Michael Meacher, who joined the Panel in September 2011.
Mr. Meacher died on October 21 at age 75, after having served as MP for Oldham West and Royton for 45 years. He was one of 36 Labour MP’s to nominate Jeremy Corbyn as a candidate in the Labour leadership election this year.
The BBC obituary reported an outpouring of tributes for this decent, hard-working man of unusual integrity.
Mr. Meacher was openly critical of the US failure to prevent 9/11, which, as he told The Guardian in September 2003, “offered an extremely convenient context” for military action in Afghanistan and Iraq – actions which had clearly been planned before 9/11.
In his first 9/11 book, The New Pearl Harbor, Dr. David Ray Griffin (co-founder of the 9/11 Consensus Panel) devoted several pages to the controversy sparked by Meacher in 2003.
Dr. Griffin and Mr. Meacher met in 2005 when they were both being interviewed for a TV program, and between tapings they had “a brief but very friendly conversation.”
In May 2005, Meacher introduced a motion on climate change into Parliament, calling upon the government to commit to yearly CO2 emission reductions of 3%.
We at the Consensus Panel offer our condolences to the many people in Great Britain and the world who will miss the active, intelligent, and constructive participation of this long-serving elder statesman.
Editor’s Note: We would like to draw the attention of our readers to this op-ed article by Dr. John Wyndham (PhD Physics, Cambridge), Coordinator of Scientists for 9/11 Truth. It was published in the Keene Sentinel, September 11, 2015.
Iranian deal opponents seek oil, not peace
Right wing war hawks want to torpedo President Obama’s Iran deal as part of their plan for war. This plan, a military takeover of the Middle East, has been in full public view for many years. Obama’s Iran deal, supported by the UK, France, China, Russia and Germany, would block the planned path to war. This plan made its most visible debut with the September 11, 2001 (9/11) false flag event, a.k.a the “New Pearl Harbor” envisaged by neoconservatives who supported the “Project for a New American Century (PNAC).” An incredulous public has been slow to catch on.
General Wesley Clark, a 2004 Presidential contender, explained the plan to Amy Goodman of Democracy Now in an interview on March 2, 2007. As related by Clark, some weeks after 9/11 when the US was bombing Afghanistan, an unnamed Pentagon general, a member of the Joint Staff who used to work for him, told Clark this: “ … we’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.”
Clark understood that oil was central to the Middle East wars. In a 2012 interview with Mike Gray, Clark “explicitly lays out the central role of oil in American military strategy” (Business Insider). Other notables who have pointed to oil as the main reason for the Iraq war include former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, former Senator and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and General John Abizaid, former head of U.S. Central Command and Military Operations in Iraq.
The PNAC’s goal was “to promote American global leadership,” a task likely to be a long one “absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event – like a new Pearl Harbor.” PNAC signatories include Jeb Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld and Paul Wolfowitz. According to Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward, Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld “routinely handed out or recommended” Roberta Wohlstetter’s 1962 book, Pearl Harbor: Warning and Decision in the months before 9/11.
During the 9/11 Pentagon attack Rumsfeld was photographed out on the Pentagon lawn helping to carry the wounded. Rumsfeld’s absence from his command post in the middle of the attacks supports the findings of thousands of highly-credentialed engineers, scientists, architects and scholars that the 9/11 “attacks” were a false flag operation carried out by elements in our own government and military together with support from foreign governments. Two bills in Congress, H. Res. 14 and S. 1471, aim to release from a Congressional inquiry the 28 redacted pages that point to foreign government involvement in 9/11.
From solid physical and eyewitness evidence, independent scientists have concluded that the Twin Towers and Building 7 (WTC7) in New York City were destroyed by explosives using some form of controlled demolition. The buildings were NOT destroyed by planes hitting them, and jet fuel and office fires. Almost 3000 innocent people died on 9/11 in NYC, more than a thousand exposed to the dust have already died, and thousands more (3,700 according to the NY Post, 08/09/15) are sick and dying from the toxic dust or powder. The powder consists of finely dispersed concrete, asbestos, glass, thermite and its by-products, and computer innards fragmented by explosive force.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) reports on the New York Towers’ destructions are fraudulent as shown by this author and others in a 2014 scientific paper published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The IEEE is the largest organization of its kind with almost 500,000 members worldwide. The paper, Ethics and the Official Reports, can be seen at scientistsfor911truth.org. From the start, the Middle East wars have been driven by falsehoods.
US and Iran relations today are the direct outcome of the overthrow in 1953, by the CIA and British MI6 intelligence operatives, of Mohammad Mosaddegh, the democratically elected prime minister of Iran. Mosaddegh nationalized the Iranian oil industry which had been under British control since 1913. The Iraq war was based on lies about weapons of mass destruction (WMD’s), but, as later admitted, the real goal was oil. Iran, by some estimates, has more oil reserves than Iraq. Iran is also perceived as a threat to Israel whose influence in Congress, as witnessed by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address (03/03/15) opposing Obama’s Iran deal, is substantial.
The same war advocates who led us into the Iraq quagmire now oppose Obama’s Iran deal. Their arguments are once again based on fear, a well-known technique for getting public support for wars. Six days after Netanyahu’s address, 47 Republican senators, including New Hampshire’s Kelly Ayotte, sent an email letter to the “Leaders of the Islamic Republic of Iran” intended to derail American foreign policy and the Iran deal. These 47 senators seem to have an agenda of their own, distinct from the system of government established in the U.S. Constitution. This agenda appears to be foreign domination and resource acquisition through preemptive war.
The neoconservative plan for American hegemony in the Middle East with its vast Muslim population seems as unrealistic as Great Britain’s attempt to rule India with a few hundred thousand troops. These wars of aggression violate traditional international law and have cost many thousands of lives. We are now experiencing the blow-back from the US invasion of Iraq in the form of ISIS. With 32 million people in Iraq and 76 million in Iran, what will be the blow-back from a war with Iran? Can anyone in their right mind reasonably argue for war rather than diplomacy that may lead to peace and friendship? It is high time for Congress and the People to identify the forces driving us to war, bring them to a halt, and restore sanity, lawfulness and justice.
John D. Wyndham
Peterborough, NH 03458
Dr. John D. Wyndham is the Coordinator of Scientists for 9/11 Truth.
At that time, Griffin had written ten scholarly books on 9/11.
This year he has published a comprehensive new book on climate change: Unprecedented: Can Civilization Survive the CO2 Crisis? This complete field guide to the subject of climate change has been reviewed as “a great service to humanity.”
Griffin has just completed a new article, “9/11 and Global Warming: Are They Both False Conspiracy Theories?”
Concerning this article he writes:
“This essay is addressed to members of the 9/11 Truth Movement, who believe that the 9/11 attacks were a false-flag operation, orchestrated by the Bush-Cheney administration so as to appear to be an attack by Muslims. Some members of this movement believe that, given the way in which people have been deceived by the official account of 9/11, we should suspect that the global warming theory is another false conspiracy theory. I argue that the conclusion that the official account of 9/11 is false provides no reason to suspect the global warming theory to be another hoax. Written to challenge a view of some members of the 9/11 Truth Movement, this essay makes no effort to evaluate this movement’s beliefs.”
NEW YORK, September 9, 2015 – Fourteen years after the world-changing events of 9/11, new evidence refuting the official story continues to be unearthed by a Panel of 23 professional researchers.
Today the 9/11 Consensus Panel releases two new Consensus Points presenting evidence of official foreknowledge of the attacks.
The first Point deals with Able Danger, the code name for a high-level intelligence operation co-founded by Generals Hugh Shelton and Peter Schoomaker, Commanders in Chief of the Defence Department’s Special Operations Command (SOCOM).
Able Danger indicated that the man identified as “Mohamed Atta” had been in the United States in January-February 2000, about 18 months before the 9/11 attacks, whereas the official story said he arrived in June, 2000.
Officials also claimed that US intelligence didn’t know Atta was in the country before 9/11, whereas this vital arm of US intelligence knew he had been there since Jan-Feb, 2000.
Nevertheless: Able Danger’s evidence was consistently ignored by government officials before the attacks; the 9/11 Commission failed to mention its evidence afterwards; and the Defence Department’s Inspector General later covered this up.
Louis Freeh, the former director of the FBI, called the 9/11 Commission’s claim that this evidence was not historically significant “astounding.”
The second new Consensus Point shows that the attack on the Pentagon was expected in several quarters before the event. Several pre-911 military exercises involving planes flown into the Pentagon suggest that such an attack was not unexpected.
In addition, news reports contained warnings from security sources to Pentagon and other officials not to fly on September 11.
On the morning of 9/11, Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld predicted a Pentagon attack. In his office, as he watched the TV coverage from New York, he reportedly said: “Believe me, this isn’t over yet. There’s going to be another attack, and it could be us.”
Meanwhile, within minutes of the attack, and during “extremely congested traffic conditions,” the FBI was reportedly arriving to confiscate security camera videotapes from several locations that overlooked the section of the Pentagon that had just been hit.
NBC’s Pentagon correspondent, Jim Miklaszewski, was warned in advance by a US military intelligence official, who reportedly said, “I would stay off the E Ring [the outer ring of the Pentagon, where the NBC office was] for the rest of the day, because we’re next.”
The Panel employs a methodology used in medicine to generate consensus statements of the best available evidence on specific topics. During the survey process, the expert respondents remain blind to one another through three rounds of revision and feedback.
Over a four-year period the Consensus Panel has published 46 Points of evidence refuting the official story.
|Source:||The 9/11 Consensus Panel @consensus911|
Evolution of the 9/11 Controversy: From Conspiracy Theories to Conspiracy Photographs
Presented to the American Mensa Annual Gathering, Louisville, KY, July 3, 2015, by Donald E. Stahl
Review by Elizabeth Woodworth, co-founder, consensus911.org
This may well become recognized as a landmark article in the literature of 9/11.
Stahl places 9/11, “a story too big to cover” in the evolving context of Eisenhower’s “military industrial complex,” which has now grown into the “military-industrial-media-academic complex: MIMAC.”
The media has for some decades abandoned its traditional surveillance post by failing to question evidence of government conspiracies. Now academia has joined the media.
The academy has been so silent on the issue of 9/11 that those labeled “conspiracy theorists” may now be “considered more traditionally academic than the academicians.”
The result is that “conspiracists” (or “conspiracy theorists”) overwhelmingly talk about the issues, while conventionalists (or “coincidence theorists”) talk about those who talk about the issues; that is, they “report holders of beliefs and omit the reasons they hold them.”
Although both the government’s account and the accounts that deny it stipulate a conspiracy, it is only the side that thinks ill of the government that is branded a “conspiracy theorist” — as if it were a thoughtcrime needing to be criminalized by the government, as suggested by Cass Sunstein.
As the epitome of the disagreement, Stahl selects the contention that the Twin Towers were blown up or exploded (for which the government denies all evidence), versus the official account that they collapsed.
The spreadsheets and computer simulations backing the NIST Report of the “collapses” were afforded secrecy by new legislation (October 1, 2002) just as NIST was starting its investigation. The Director could withhold them if “public safety” was threatened.
Yet the stated purpose of the Report was to study “improvements in the way buildings are designed, constructed, maintained, and used.”
Asks Stahl: “If facts about building construction could jeopardize public safety, wouldn’t they be dangerous only if they weren’t known? Why keep them secret from the building industry?”
The secret computer simulations modeled only the narrowly defined collapse initiations and not the collapses themselves. Stahl ridicules as unhinged an examination that analyses a cause without studying its effects, asking, “How do you determine the cause of an event, if you do not look at the event?”
Then he moves towards sanity by simply looking at what visibly happened: the photographic evidence of the actual collapses deemed so irrelevant by NIST.
The photographs of the explosions are extraordinary. In this section Stahl decimates NIST’s artful use of the word “collapse” – which means something that loses integrity internally, contracts, and falls down — while pointing to photographs of the massive skyward ejections of beams, aluminum cladding and roiling clouds of dust that did anything but contract.
The obvious stares you in the face: “Collapses are down and in, and explosions are up and out.”
“Has there ever before been anything like this on Earth?” Stahl asks in reference to one of the photographs. “A skyscraper has turned into a dust fountain. This dust is not obscuring a building behind it. When it blows away, there is no building there. The dust is the building.”
It’s a crystal clear open-and-shut demonstration of how brazenly (and stupidly) NIST lied. But these lies cannot be subjected to legal discovery or FOIA requests. Their secret components may be released only at the discretion of one person (NIST’S Director).
This is outrageous, given that NIST is not in any way a security agency. It is a standards agency for the safety of public structures. The media, and indeed academia, should have been all over this fraudulent behavior from day one.
It’s not too late. Does a compelling and thoroughly documented presentation to a Mensa annual gathering qualify as being newsworthy?
One of the main reasons I wrote so much about 9/11 is that I feared that the official lie about the attacks, told by the Bush-Cheney administration, would lead to endless war and preoccupation with “terrorism.” Besides being horrible in themselves, this war and preoccupation would distract the United States and the world in general from the issue on which they should be primarily focused: global warming and the climate change it causes.
Unfortunately, this fear has come true. One resulting absurdity is that, in recent days, my 9/11 books have been selling better than my “Unprecedented: Can Civilization Survive the CO2 Crisis?”
David Ray Griffin, 21 May 2015
As a result of the three-organization Parliamentary Press Conference below (Dec. 10, 2014), the 9/11 Petition, which has been recently tabled in Parliament and which calls for a review of The 9/11 Commission Report, received national coverage on Global TV:
Global TV covered 9/11 Consensus Panelist Dr. Graeme MacQueen discussing the Panel’s 44 Points of evidence against The 9/11 Commission Report.
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||December 10, 2014|
Press Conference, Wednesday December 10, 11 AM, Charles Lynch Room, 130-S, Centre Block Parliament Hill, Ottawa
Three Professional Organizations Offer Evidence-Based 9/11 Statements As Helping Hand to Families of US Victims
Ottawa ON – The government of Canada now has a petition calling for a Parliamentary review of new forensic evidence regarding the events of September 11, 2001.
The parliamentary petition process requires the government to respond within 45 calendar days.
This petition was recently submitted by citizens across Canada, and is supported by three professional organizations who have been digging into 9/11 evidence for years.
ReThink911.ca, based in Ottawa, emphasizes the undying role of US family members in calling for an independent inquiry into 9/11. In honoring their dead, they want the truth to be known, and the value of those lost to it respected.
Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (ae911truth.org), which has 2300 architects and engineers calling for a new investigation based on the evidence for controlled demolition. This organization produced the in-depth documentary “9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out,” in which 40 technical and building professionals explain their conclusion of “controlled demolition”. The film rose to “most watched” video nationally on PBS.org in September 2012, and is available in a 15-minute version narrated by actor Ed Asner.
The 9/11 Consensus Panel (consensus911.org): 24 expert members of the international three-year-old 9/11 Consensus Panel have developed 44 Consensus Points of “best evidence” opposing the official account of 9/11. The Panel respondents remain blind to one another throughout a rigorous reviewing process. Included in their studies are the surprising activities of the military and political leaders that day. The consensus process has yielded an unprecedented degree of credibility for specific points of evidence relating to 9/11.
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