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Group of Distinguished Experts and Scholars Claim Official 9/11 Story is a Hoax

Scholars for 9/11 Truth call for verification and publication by an international consortium.

Duluth, MN (PRWEB) January 30, 2006 -- A group of distinguished experts and scholars, including Robert M. Bowman, James H. Fetzer, Wayne Madsen, John McMurtry, Morgan Reynolds, and Andreas von Buelow, have concluded that senior government officials have covered up crucial facts about what really happened on 9/11.
They have joined with others in common cause as members of "Scholars for 9/11 Truth" (S9/11T), because they are convinced, based on their own research, that the administration has been deceiving the nation about critical events in New York and Washington, D.C.

These experts suggest these events may have been orchestrated by elements within the administration to manipulate Americans into supporting policies at home and abroad they would never have condoned absent "another Pearl Harbor."

They believe that this White House is incapable of investigating itself and hope the possibility that Congress might hold an unaccountable administration accountable is not merely naive or wishful thinking.

They are encouraging news services around the world to secure scientific advice by taking advantage of university resources to verify or to falsify their discoveries. Extraordinary situations, they believe, require extraordinary measures.

If this were done, they contend, one of the great hoaxes of history would stand naked before the eyes of the world and its perpetrators would be clearly exposed, which may be the only hope for saving this nation from ever greater abuse.

They hope this might include The New York Times, which, in their opinion, has repeatedly failed to exercise the leadership expecedt from our nation's newspaper of record by a series of inexplicable lapses. It has failed to vigorously investigate tainted elections, lies leading to the war in Iraq, or illegal NSA spying on the American people, major unconstitutional events. In their view, The Times might compensate for its loss of stature by helping to reveal the truth about one of the great turning-point events of modern history.

Stunning as it may be to acknowledge, they observe, the government has brought but one indictment against anyone and, to the best of their knowledge, has not even reprimanded anyone for incompetence or dereliction of duty. The official conspiracy theory--that nineteen Arab hijackers under control of one man in the wilds of Afghanistan brought this about--is unsupportable by the evidential data, which they have studied. They even believe there are good reasons for suspecting that video tapes officially attributed to Osama bin Laden are not genuine.

They have found the government's own investigiation to be severely flawed. The 9/11 Commission, designated to investigate the attack, was directed by Philip Zelikow, part of the Bush transition team in the NSA sector and the co-author of a book with Condoleezza Rice. A Bush supporter and director of national security affairs, he could hardly be expected to conduct an objective and impartial investigation.

They have discovered that The 9/11 Commission Report is replete with omissions, distortions, and factual errors, which David Ray Griffin has documented in his book, The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions. The official report, for example, entirely ignores the collapse of WTC7, a 47-story building, which was hit by no airplanes, was only damaged by a few small fires, and fell seven hours after the attack.

Here are some of the kinds of considerations that these experts and scholar find profoundly troubling:

* In the history of structural engineering, steel-frame high-rise buildings have never been brought down due to fires either before or since 9/11, so how can fires have brought down three in one day? How is this possible?

* The BBC has reported that at least five of the nineteen alleged "hijackers" have turned up alive and well living in Saudi Arabia, yet according to the FBI, they were among those killed in the attacks. How is this possible?

* Frank DeMartini, a project manager for the WTC, said the buildings were designed with load redistribution capabilities to withstand the impact of airliners, whose effects would be like "puncturing mosquito netting with a pencil." Yet they completely collapsed. How is this possible?

* Since the melting point of steel is about 2,700*F, the temperature of jet fuel fires does not exceed 1,800*F under optimal conditions, and UL certified the steel used to 2,000*F for six hours, the buildings cannot have collapsed due to heat from the fires. How is this possible?

* Flight 77, which allegedly hit the building, left the radar screen in the vicinity of the Ohio/Kentucky border, only to "reappear" in very close proximity to the Pentagon shortly before impact. How is this possible?

* Foreign "terrorists" who were clever enough to coordinate hijacking four commercial airliners seemingly did not know that the least damage to the Pentagon would be done by hitting its west wing. How is this possible?

* Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta, in an underground bunker at the White House, watched Vice President Cheney castigate a young officer for asking, as the plane drew closer and closer to the Pentagon, "Do the orders still stand?" The order cannot have been to shoot it down, but must have been the opposite. How is this possible?

* A former Inspector General for the Air Force has observed that Flight 93, which allegedly crashed in Pennsylvania, should have left debris scattered over an area less than the size of a city block; but it is scattered over an area of about eight square miles. How is this possible?

* A tape recording of interviews with air traffic controllers on duty on 9/11 was deliberately crushed, cut into very small pieces, and distributed in assorted places to insure its total destruction. How is this possible?

* The Pentagon conducted a training exercise called "MASCAL" simulating the crash of a Boeing 757 into the building on 24 October 2000, and yet Condoleezza Rice, among others, has repeatedly asserted that "no one ever imagined" a domestic airplane could be used as a weapon. How is this possible?

Their own physics research has established that only controlled demolitions are consistent with the near-gravity speed of fall and virtually symmetrical collapse of all three of the WTC buildings. While turning concrete into very fine dust, they fell straight-down into their own footprints.

These experts and scholars have found themselves obliged to conclude that the 9/11 atrocity represents an instance of the approach--which has been identified by Karl Rove, the President's closest adviser--of "creating our own reality."
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* Power to the Truth Movement ! * 31.Jan.2006 12:37

John

And what a great "reality" they've created for us all to live in.

The average person in this country doesn't care if they are manipulated and deceived, as long as they have their 'so-called reality' TV shows to watch.

Power to the ignorant! Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!

* Expose the real perpetrators NOW! *

The fuckers did it 31.Jan.2006 12:43

Brian

Hey, I gotta say big thanks to portland indymedia for having a 9/11 investigation page back when lots of people on this site and many others were calling them nutjobs and conspiracy theorists. I know so many people now who think it was an inside job. I hear conversations on the bus, or in a cafe where people talk about it. That is because of brave sites like this and others too who made space for this story when it was real unpopular even amongst leftists and activists.

This site rocks the house!!!

great thread 31.Jan.2006 14:25

anti-imperialist

Now we have to get people like Amy Goodman and Michael Moore to begin discussing this issue. And believe me, they won't do it without a fight. When David Ray Griffin spoke on DemocracyNow! almost 2 years ago, Ms. Goodman was somewhat hostile to Mr. Griffin, cutting him off frequently and giving his opponent on the show most of the floor, including the last word.

This needs to change...before the next Reichstag occurs, which will probably be sooner than later.

Oh and uh...the NYC IMC utterly refuses to allow anything to do with this subject matter onto its site. When such an article (or even comment!) is published, it is promptly removed because they won't deal with "crazy conspiracy theories". Apparently they do though...they accept the one where 19 arabs hijacked 4 planes successfully in 2 hours.

Finally, an educated voice for us Nutjobs 31.Jan.2006 15:53

chad cwr007@aol.com

This is it, the first step towards Truth. Those who have done their own research know that something just ain't right. If you believe the government's own conspiracy theory, you have not done your homework. Those who have done their homework know somethings up (they just can't agree on what), and this is a legitimate source we now can all point to. These aren't "nut jobs" or "conspiracy theorists", these are people who are putting their careers on the line in search of the truth. http://www.st911.org/ I urge everyone to pass along this link as much as they can. It's a great site that doesn't harm the 9/11 truth movement with wild accusations and large leaps in jumping to their conclusions (even if they might be right). SPREAD THE WORD and when they call you crazy, ask them: How much research have you done? What kind of sources did you use? Are these sources the Main Stream Media? Do you know of the Telecommunications Act of 1997? Do you know who owns these sources you use? Do you know which ones profit from war? Have you heard of the Project for a New American Century? www.pnac.org That should get them started....hopefully. http://www.st911.org/ Chad


Russian General Leonid Ivashov: 9/11 a Globalist Inside Job 31.Jan.2006 16:32

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Join pdx911truthalliance 7pm Wed Feb 1st @ Laughing Horse ... 31.Jan.2006 22:02

pdx911truthalliance / pdx kboo unofficial archive project theKnownUniverse@yahoo.com

... to see excerpts from some newly released videos supporting the 911 Truth Movement. We'll also be working on a visibility project to keep the issue before the public eye in Portland over the next several months
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 link to protest.net
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And don't miss Mel Reslor's 3 part series on a lecture that David Ray Griffin gave in New york in October--the lecture where Griffin finally gave up his reticence to call the 911 world trasde center events the state sponsored false flag terrorism it manifestly is
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 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/01/332659.shtml
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And if you missed part 1 last week, you can hear the broadcast online at
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 http://www.radio4all.net/proginfo.php?id=16235
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\\ wtc7 // easier to spell than Reichstag Fire--and many times as lethal ...
\\ wtc7 // easier to spell than Reichstag Fire--and many times as lethal ...

Scholars For Truth covered in national-syndicated column 01.Feb.2006 11:59

Miami Herald

by Robert Steinback  link to www.miami.com

Robert Steinback has worked for The Herald since 1983. A columnist since 1990, he has also hosted two radio talk shows, a television interview program, and numerous town hall broadcasts. He is a 1977 graduate of the University of Rochester, where he received a degree in Economics, and a 1983 graduate of Northwestern University, where he received his Masters degree in Journalism. He is a native of New York City.

CLICK BELOW FOR HIS FEBRUARY 1st 2006 COLUMN:

9/11 ATTACKS
Avoiding the hard questions


Truth Revolution 01.Feb.2006 15:26

John

We are all complicit in the reality that has been created for us, if we make no effort whatsoever and do nothing to change it. We have the power to do this by speaking out in the pursuit of truth. This really is the only way. The choice is ours. WE CAN CHANGE OUR REALITY.

Educate yourself on 9/11 as an inside job and let your voices be heard. Demand that the truth be told on this matter. 'TRUTH' is our only hope for real change. Truth is revolutionary. If we don't unite and speak out about this subject, then we as a country are lost. Let go of fear. . . and do the right thing.

Your voice has power.

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