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Kenneth MacQueen, PhD
President, McKinsey Education Group
Past President, Huntington University
Added November 1, 2010


Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
Visiting Professor of Religious Studies
Lawrence University
Added October 18, 2010


Roger Stritmatter, PhD
Associate Professor of Humanities
Coppin State University
Added July 7, 2010


Alan N. Sabrosky, PhD
Former Director of Studies
Strategic Studies Institute
U.S. Army War College
Added March 17, 2010


Lawrence Kent, MA, PhD
Former University Teaching Fellow
University of Miami (Ohio)
Added December 27, 2009


Hamid Mumin PhD, P.Eng, P.Geo
Professor and Past Chair
Department of Geology
Brandon University
Added December 14, 2009


Philippe Gratier, MA
Former Lecturer in Linguistics
University College London
Retired Interpreter, European Commission
Added May 7, 2009

IMPORTANT ARTICLE 

41 U.S. Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence Agency Veterans Challenge the Official Account of 9/11Official Account of 9/11: “Terribly Flawed,” “Laced with Contradictions,” “a Joke,” “a Cover-up” EnglishDanish, French, German, Greek, Norwegian, Polish, Swedish

 
Professors Question the
9/11 Commission Report

Many well known and respected professors have expressed significant criticism of the 9/11 Commission Report.  Several even allege government complicity in the terrible acts of 9/11.  This page of the website is a collection of their statements. The website does not represent any organization and it should be made clear that none of these individuals are affiliated with this website.

Listed below are statements by more than 400 professors that contradict or are critical of the 9/11 Commission Report.  Their collective voices give credibility to the claim that the 9/11 Commission Report is tragically flawed.


These individuals cannot be simply dismissed as irresponsible believers in some 9/11 conspiracy theory. Their sincere concern, backed by their dedication to researching and teaching the truth about a wide variety of subjects, demonstrates that criticism of the Commission Report is not inherently irresponsible or illogical, and that, in fact, it can be just the opposite.

If you are a current or former professor who has concerns about the 9/11 Commission Report and would like your comment added to this website, please contact me.

     Alan Miller    alan.miller (at) PatriotsQuestion911 (dot) com

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MATHEMATICS,  SCIENCE  AND  ENGINEERING

 

 

A K Dewdney

A. K. Dewdney, PhD


A. K. Dewdney, PhD
– Professor Emeritus, Department of Computer Science, University of Western Ontario.  Author of Scientific American's "Computer Recreations" and "Mathematical Recreations" section, 1984 - 1993.  Author of over 80 scientific papers on mathematics, computer science, engineering, astronomy and biology.  Author of numerous books on science and mathematics, including: Beyond Reason: Eight Great Problems That Reveal the Limits of Science (2004), A Mathematical Mystery Tour: Discovering the Truth and Beauty of the Cosmos (2001), Yes, We Have No Neutrons: An Eye-Opening Tour through the Twists and Turns of Bad Science (1997), 200% of Nothing: An Eye Opening Tour Through the Twists and Turns of Math Abuse and Innumeracy (1996), The New Turing Omnibus: Sixty-Six Excursions in Computer Science (1993).

  • Essay : "[T]he debris found outside the Pentagon is inconsistent with the impact of a Boeing 757 or any aircraft of comparable dimensions. In particular, in the absence of some agency (possibly unknown to physical science) that removed the wings, there is no way to avoid the conclusion that the wings (and therefore the aircraft) were never present in the first place. In this case, no Boeing 757 struck the Pentagon building on the morning of September 11, 2001." http://www.physics911.net


  • Member: Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven  Association Statement: "We have found solid scientific grounds on which to question the interpretation put upon the events of September 11, 2001 by the Office of the President of the United States of America and subsequently propagated by the major media of western nations."


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A._K._Dewdney


  • CV: http://www.csd.uwo.ca/faculty/akd/PERSONAL/hp.html

 

 

David Griscom

David L. Griscom, PhD


David L. Griscom, PhD
– Research physicist, retired in 2001 from Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, DC, after 33 years service.  Fellow of the American Physical Society.  Fulbright-García Robles Fellow at Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City (1997).  Visiting professorships of research at the Universities of Paris and Saint-Etienne, France, and Tokyo Institute of Technology (2000 - 2003).  Adjunct Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Arizona (2004 - 2005).

Winner of the 1993 N. F. Mott Award sponsored by the Journal of Non-Crystalline Solids, the 1995 Otto Schott Award offered by the Carl-Zeiss-Stiftung (Germany), a 1996 Outstanding Graduate School Alumnus Award at Brown University, and the 1997 Sigma Xi Pure Science Award at NRL.  Principal author of 109 of his 185 published works, a body of work which is highly cited by his peers.  Officially credited with largest number of papers (5) by any author on list of 100 most cited articles authored at NRL between 1973 and 1988.

  • Personal blog 2/9/07: "David Ray Griffin has web-published a splendid, highly footnoted account of The Destruction of the World Trade Center: Why the Official Account Cannot Be True:  This scholarly work, rich in eyewitness accounts, includes 11 separate pieces of evidence that the World Trade Center towers 1, 2 [each 1300+ feet tall, 110 stories] and 7 were brought down by explosives. [Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.]

    ... I implore my fellow physicists and engineers who may have the time, expertise, and (ideally) supercomputer access to get to work on the physics of the World Trade Center collapses and publish their findings in refereed journals like, say, the Journal of Applied Physics.

    The issue of knowing who was really behind the 9/11 attacks is of paramount importance to the future of our country, because the "official" assumption that it was the work of 19 Arab amateurs (1) does not match the available facts and (2) has led directly to the deplorable Patriot Act, the illegal Iraq war, NSA spying on ordinary Americans, repudiation of the Geneva Conventions, and the repeal of habeas corpus (a fundamental point of law that has been with us since the signing of the Magna Carta in 1215).

    Surely these Orwellian consequences of public ignorance constitute more than sufficient motivation for any patriotic American physicist or engineer to join the search for 9/11 Truth!" http://impactglassman


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."


  • Bio: http://www.impactglassresearchinternational.com/index.html

 

 

Harley Flanders

Harley Flanders, PhD


Harley Flanders, PhD
– Distinguished American mathematician. Former Member of the Faculty, University of California at Berkeley. Professor, Purdue University 1960. Member of the Faculty, Tel Aviv University 1970 - 1977. Visiting Professor, Georgia Tech 1977 - 1978. Visiting Scholar, Florida Atlantic University 1978 - 1985. Visiting Scholar, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor 1985 - 1997 and 2000 - present. Visiting Scholar, University of North Florida 1997 - 2000. Distinguished Mathematician in Residence, Jacksonville University 1997 - 2000. Recipient of the Mathematical Association of America's Lester R. Ford Award 1969. Editor-in-Chief, American Mathematical Monthly 1969-1973. Author of more than 70 papers and 20 books on mathematics. Also author of the calculus software program MicroCalc.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "Accredited scientific investigation needed -- WTC and Pentagon.
    The "official" reports are not believable."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harley_Flanders

 

 

Jack Keller

Jack Keller, PhD, PE, F.ASCE


Jack Keller, BS CE, MS Irrigation Eng, PhD Agricultural and Irrigation Eng, PE, F.ASCE
– Professor Emeritus, Agricultural and Irrigation Engineering, Utah State University.  Member, National Academy of Engineering.  Elected Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers.  Selected by Scientific American magazine as one of the world's 50 leading contributors to science and technology benefiting society (2004).

Through his public and private activities, Dr. Keller has provided advisory services in irrigated agricultural development and water management in more than 60 countries.  Serves as an advisor to the CALFED Water Use Efficiency Program and former member CALFED Independent Science Board.  Serves on the US and International Boards of International Development Enterprises, an NGO that focuses on rural poverty alleviation.  Licensed and practicing Professional Engineer, State of Utah.  Awarded State of Utah Governor's Medal for Science and Technology (1988).  2006 Recipient of the American Society of Civil Engineers - Environmental & Water Resources Institute Royce J. Tipton National Career Achievement Award.  Author of more than 90 technical papers, 50 major consulting reports, 9 handbooks and 2 textbooks in the areas of agricultural water resources planning and engineering.
  • Endorsement of 9/11 Contradictions: An Open Letter to Congress and the Press by David Ray Griffin: "This book describes in very straightforward and non-technical terms some major inconsistencies in the government's official story about the events on September 11, 2001.  It points out many attempts in the 9/11 Commission's report to cover up evidence. ... As an engineer, I am especially troubled by the cover-up of evidence relevant to the collapse of the three major World Trade Center buildings.  I hope that Congress and the public will heed this call for a full and impartial investigation to determine what really did happen on that fateful day." http://www.interlinkbooks.com


  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "Without any serious study I had simply accepted that the events of 9/11 were as commonly perceived, although I was not happy with the way the disaster was being used to promote what I felt were illegal and self defeating imperialistic policies in the guise of the War on Terrorism.

    It was not until early 2006 that I stumbled upon sufficient information to become suspicious of the "official" and generally accepted 9/11 storyline. This led me to do my own investigation during which I discovered the demise of WTC 7, which I was heretofore unaware of. Obviously it was the result of controlled demolition and scheduled to take place during the confusion surrounding the day’s events.

    I now feel morally obligated to deal with and expose the "politically unthinkable" issues surrounding the 9/11 phenomena by participating in such undertakings as signing this petition."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."


  • Bio: http://kelbli.com/jkeller.aspx

 

 

Joel Hirschhorn

Joel S. Hirschhorn, PhD


Joel S. Hirschhorn, BS Metallurgical Engineering, MS Metallurgical Engineering, PhD Materials Engineering – Professor of Metallurgical Engineering, University of Wisconsin, Madison 1965 - 1978.  Senior Staff Member, Congressional Office of Technology Assessment 1978 - 1990.  Testified more than 50 times before Congress on technology, science, and environmental issues.  Former Director of Environment, Energy and Natural Resources, National Governors Association.  Dr. Hirschhorn has been a consultant to industrial and chemical companies, DOE laboratories, state governments, and public interest organizations.  Co-founder of Friends of the Article V Convention at www.foavc.org.  Member, Board of Directors, National Foundation for Environmental Education.  Member, Board of Directors, Sustainability Now!  Author of more than 150 papers, articles, guest editorials, and book chapters on environmental science and technology.  Author of Delusional Democracy: Fixing the Republic Without Overthrowing the Government (2007), Sprawl Kills (2005), New Community Design to the Rescue (2001), Growing pains: Quality of Life in the New Economy (2000), Prosperity without Pollution (1991), Materials Science (1975), Introduction to Powder Metallurgy (1969).
  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."


  • Essay Painful 9/11 Truth 9/4/07:  "Many technical analyses cast doubt on the official explanation of the collapse of three World Trade Center buildings, including those presented by an impressive new group: Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.  More difficult than discovering the truth, however, is convincing most of the public to accept the bitter truth. ...

    When it comes to 9/11, we face the strong belief that only al-Qaeda caused 9/11.  But analyses by many experts reveal the collapse of the three WTC buildings was not caused by the two airplanes exploding into the twin towers.  Without getting into details that one can spend many hours examining on a number of websites, the general view is that the buildings were brought down by controlled demolition.

    If correct, the immediate reaction is like a cosmic big bang.  It would have taken considerable effort by a number of people with expertise and access to the buildings to rig them so that they could be intentionally collapsed when the two jets hit the towers.  Tough questions flood in:  Who could have engineered all this?  Could foreign agents accomplish such complex actions - and if they did, why not take credit for it?  If Americans did it, why would they intentionally inflict inevitable mass death and devastation?  Worse, they seemingly knew about the plan to fly the jets into the towers.

    Post-9/11, why have the government and official investigations not come to the same controlled demolition conclusion?  This makes sense if the government was involved. ...

    Like other groups, Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth wants a new, honest and comprehensive study that considers all the evidence for controlled demolition.  As a former engineering professor with growing skepticism about the official WTC story I share their concerns.  First, let the technical truth emerge.  Then, if necessary, cope with the inevitable political, conspiracy and other questions.  But let us not allow a possible painful truth block the primary task of determining once and for all what caused the collapse of the WTC towers and building no. 7. ...

    If those that believe the official 9/11 story - especially elected officials - trust their views, then let them support a serious effort to test the validity of the controlled demolition hypothesis.  If they fear and reject doing so, then let us see that as suspicious and unacceptable.

    To sum up, horrific possible answers can cause us to shun a question.  But clearing our minds of the fear of painful truths is essential to clearing our nation of destructive lies.  Otherwise, we stay stuck in a delusional democracy."  http://blogcritics.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

Hamid Mumin

Hamid Mumin, Ph.D., P.Eng., P.Geo.


Hamid Mumin Ph.D., P.Eng., P.Geo. – Professor of Geology and past Department Chair at Brandon University, Manitoba, Canada, and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Western Ontario.  A Professional Engineer, Professional Geoscientist, and Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba past Director to the Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists.   Also past President of the Canadian Council of Professional Geoscientists, which is the national council that advises all Provincial and Territorial engineering and geoscience associations on matters dealing with professional practice, conduct, ethics and standards, including international relations.  Consults regularly for industry and continues to work on many areas of professional ethics and standards. Author and co-author of more than 80 scientific articles, monographs, and conference presentations on geology. Co-editor of Ore Mineral Atlas (2004) and Exploring for Iron Oxide Copper-Gold Deposits: Canada and Global Analogues (2009) both published by the Geological Association of Canada, Mineral Deposits Division.
  • Statement to this website 12/14/09:

    "Truth, Ethics and Professionalism are completely lacking in the official aftermath and investigations surrounding the 911 disasters.  Unfortunately we went to war predicated on lies, sustained in lies, and perpetuated in lies.  The quickest way to stop this endless warring is to expose the truth about what and who caused the 911 disaster.  It is clear that the World Trade Center buildings 1, 2 and 7 were brought down in a contrived and controlled demolition from within.  Where is the investigation? Who really benefited from this?  In any criminal investigation the first question asked is “who benefited”.  Just follow the money.  

    Why do we prolong the conflagration through endless war, creating untold misery for men, women and children in the Middle East and for our own young sons and daughters and their families?   The most disgusting thing I have witnessed in my entire life was the spectacle of the richest and most powerful nations on Earth utterly destroying some of the poorest and most destitute countries.  What corruption lies behind this shame?  It is time to firmly demand a proper investigation to uncover the truths behind 911, and set about repairing the damages."

 

 

Hugo Bachmann

Hugo Bachmann, PhD


Hugo Bachmann, PhD
– Professor Emeritus and former Chairman of the Department of Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.  Author and co-author of Erdbebenbemessung von Stahlbetonhochbauten (Seismic Analysis of Concrete Reinforced Structures) (1990), Vibration Problems in Structures: Practical Guidelines (1995), Biege- und Schubversuche an teilweise vorgespannten Leichtbetonbalken (Structural Analysis of Linked Concrete Beams) (1998), Hochbau für Ingenieure. Eine Einführung (Structural Construction for Engineers. An introduction) (2001), Erdbebensicherung von Bauwerken (Earthquake-proofing Buildings) (2002).

  • Tages Anzeiger Article 9/9/06: "In my opinion the building WTC 7 was, with great probability, professionally demolished," says Hugo Bachmann, Emeritus ETH [Swiss Federal Institute of Technology] - Professor of Structural Analysis and Construction. And also Jörg Schneider, likewise emeritus ETH - Professor of Structural Analysis and Construction, interprets the few available video recordings as evidence that "the building WTC 7 was with great probability demolished."
    English translation: http://www.danieleganser.ch
    Original in German: http://www.danieleganser.ch


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • Book 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA: "As Bachmann told the Neue Züricher Zeitung Online on September 13, 2001, at first glance there seemed to be two possibilities in the fall of the towers. The first was the fire and its effect on the steel supports. But Bachmann had an alternative: "In the second scenario, an additional terrorist action would have caused the collapse of the buildings.  In this way, according to Bachmann, buildings like the World Trade center can be destroyed without great logistical exertion."  The article went on to say that "Bachmann could imagine that the perpetrators had installed explosives on key supports in a lower floor before the attack."  If the perpetrators had rented office space, then these "explosive tenants" could have calmly placed explosive charges on the vulnerable parts of the building "without having anyone notice." http://www.reopen911.org/Tarpley_ch_6.pdf


  • Bio: http://www.ibk.ethz.ch/emeritus/Bachmann

 

 

Joerg Schneider

Jörg Schneider, Dr hc


Jörg Schneider, Dr hc
– Professor Emeritus, Structural Dynamics and Earthquake Engineering, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.  Former President, Joint Committee on Structural Safety, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology.  Elected member of the Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences.  Former Vice President and honorary lifetime member of the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering.

  • Tages Anzeiger Article 9/9/06: " In my opinion the building WTC 7 was, with great probability, professionally demolished," says Hugo Bachmann, Emeritus ETH [Swiss Federal Institute of Technology] - Professor of Structural Analysis and Construction.  And also Jörg Schneider, likewise emeritus ETH - Professor of Structural Analysis and Construction, interprets the few available video recordings as evidence that "the building WTC 7 was with great probability demolished."
    English translation: http://www.danieleganser.ch
    Original in German: http://www.danieleganser.ch


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • Bio: http://www.iabse.ethz.ch

 

 

John Valleau

John Valleau, PhD


John Valleau, PhD – Professor Emeritus, Chemical Physics Theory Group, Department of Chemistry, University of Toronto.  Founding Member, Science for Peace (1981).  Author and co-author of numerous journal articles on statistical mechanics and thermodynamics.  Contributing author to Advances in Chemical Physics (2007).
  • Video documentary 9-11 Open Your Eyes The War On Terror Is A Lie  5/04:

    "There was a discussion going on about what actually hit the Pentagon.  It could scarcely have been an airliner.  There's been a lot of evidence on that.  And there's questions whether it might have been a fighter plane or it might have been a missile.  There have been rather detailed engineering calculations -- simulations -- done, which would make it pretty clear that something like an airliner, which is largely aluminum, would have simply been shredded by the number of steel-reinforced columns that occur in the Pentagon, where it hit.  And so there's no possibility of an airplane penetrating very far into the Pentagon.  Whereas whatever entered actually punched a hole three rings into the Pentagon, so it had been through six reinforced ground floor walls of the Pentagon as well as all these columns.  And it's impossible.  So, I think the only thing which might conceivably do that is a hardened missile. ...  at 6:38 of video at http://www.archive.org/details/911o

    "One can make some pretty definite conclusions by looking at evidence about their -- available evidence -- about their collapse.  The towers were supported by 47 massive steel columns, which extended up the central part of each tower.  And the official story is that the fuel from the plane got into this space around these columns and then softened the columns, so that the towers eventually collapsed.  That's highly unlikely in terms of the amount of heat necessary to soften steel, which just really wasn't available and it would require a perfect mix of fuel and all kinds of things like that.  But aside from that, the vision is that this central core of the building was turned into an inferno to soften these columns.  But that's preposterous because between the columns were the elevators and the services and the staircases going up the towers.  And the elevators and staircases were actually in use during this time.  So the thesis is people were quietly walking through an inferno.  And so, it's a total absurdity."  at 14:30 of the video at http://www.archive.org/details/911o

 

 

James Carr

James R. Carr, PhD, PE


James R. Carr, PhD, PE
– Professor, Department of Geological Sciences and Engineering, University of Nevada.  Registered Geological Engineer.  Author of 60 peer-reviewed journal articles on geological sciences.  Author of Numerical Analysis for the Geological Sciences (1995) and Data Visualization in the Geosciences (2002).  Contributing author to Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS Analysis (1999).
  • Letter to the editor, Reno Gazette-Journal 8/23/07: "Terrorism supplants communism as the enemy our government uses to justify military intervention abroad. 

    Former Carter National Security Advisor, Zbigniew Brzezinski, advocated in a 1997 book for America’s domination of the world through military intimidation.  He audaciously stated that America’s democracy at home was in opposition to this goal and what was needed was “a truly massive and widely perceived direct external threat.”

    Cut to September 11, 2001. 

    Our democracy, if not by then, was afterward an exoskeleton behind which lurked secret agendas.  We were told that terrorists hiding in Afghanistan perpetrated the attack and few questioned our subsequent military response.  There are, however, troubling questions about 9/11 that are as yet unanswered by our government.  For one, why did our military fail to intercept any of the airplanes on 9/11?  Was this failure the result of gross incompetence, or was a stand down order in place? 

    Many have come forward to sign petitions to Congress to reopen the investigation of the 9/11 attacks, especially the reason(s) for the collapse of WTC7.  Please visit PatriotsQuestion911.com to learn more.   Together, we have a lot of work ahead to restore American democracy."  http://news.rgj.com


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • CV: http://wolfweb.unr.edu/homepage/carr

 

 

David Leifer

David Leifer, B.Arch, M.Ed, PhD


David Leifer, BSc, B.Arch, M.Ed, PhD, IEng, ACIBSE
– Coordinator, Graduate Programme in Facilities Management, University of Sydney.  Formerly taught at University of Auckland (1993 - 2001), University of Queensland (1986 - 1993), Mackintosh School of Architecture (1984 - 1986).  Registered Architect.  Incorporated Engineer.
  • Statement 7/1/07: "The frequently repeated TV images of the aircraft slamming into the World Trade Centre overwhelmed any thoughtful response. Naturally, the collapse of the buildings was attributable to this traumatic event.

    It was only later when pictures emerged showing the inappropriate damage to the Pentagon – reported to have been caused by a large aircraft crashing through several layers of external wall – that professional doubt was aroused in my mind. Thereafter, The fall of the World Trade Center  video showed the side of one tower ‘unzipping’ along one side of a damaged floor. My knowledge of structure and dynamics told me that unless the other sides simultaneously ‘unzipped’ there was no way that the tower would have ‘pancaked’ onto it’s own footprint: it should surely have toppled outwards. That both towers did the same was just too improbable to be plausible.

    Hence I am anxious to learn what really happened." http://www.911blogger.com/node/9736


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • Bio: http://www.fmsolutions.com.au

 

 

Robert Bowman

Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD


Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret) – Former Head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering and Assistant Dean at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology.  Also taught Mathematics and English at the University of Southern California, the University of Maryland, and Phillips University.  Director of Advanced Space Programs Development under Presidents Ford and Carter.  U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with over 100 combat missions. (PhD in Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering, Cal Tech).  24-year Air Force career.
  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."


  • Video of speech 9/11/04: "A lot of these pieces of information, taken together, prove that the official story, the official conspiracy theory of 9/11 is a bunch of hogwash.  It’s impossible. … There’s a second group of facts having to do with the cover up. … Taken together these things prove that high levels of our government don’t want us to know what happened and who’s responsible. ...

    Who gained from 9/11?  Who covered up crucial information about 9/11?  And who put out the patently false stories about 9/11 in the first place?  When you take those three things together, I think the case is pretty clear that it’s highly placed individuals in the administration with all roads passing through Dick Cheney.

    I think the very kindest thing that we can say about George W. Bush and all the people in the U.S. Government that have been involved in this massive cover-up, the very kindest thing we can say is that they were aware of impending attacks and let them happen.  Now some people will say that’s much too kind, however even that is high treason and conspiracy to commit murder."  http://video.go


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article


  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."


  • Website: http://www.thepatriots.us

 

 

Mary Schiavo

Mary Schiavo, JD


Mary Schiavo, JD
Former Professor of Aviation, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering and Aviation and Professor of Public Policy, Ohio State University.  Former Inspector General, U.S. Department of Transportation 1990 - 1996.  1997 inductee into the Smithsonian Institution Aviation Laurel Hall of Fame.  Currently, an attorney with Motley Rice LLC.  Served as an on-air aviation consultant for NBC and ABC News and frequently appears on Fox, CNN, CBS and the BBC.  Private pilot.  Author of Flying Blind, Flying Safe (1998).
  • Article The New York Observer 2/15/04:  "Ms. Schiavo sat in on the commission's hearing on aviation security on 9/11 and was disgusted by what it left out.  "In any other situation, it would be unthinkable to withhold investigative material from an independent commission," she told this writer.  "There are usually grave consequences.  But the commission is clearly not talking to everybody or not telling us everything." ...

    The timeline that is most disturbing belongs to the last of the four suicide missions -- United Airlines Flight 93, later presumed destined for the U.S. Capitol, if not the White House.  Huge discrepancies persist in basic facts, such as when it crashed into the Pennsylvania countryside near Shanksville.  The official impact time according to NORAD, the North American Air Defense Command, is 10:03 a.m.  Later, U.S. Army seismograph data gave the impact time as 10:06:05.  The FAA gives a crash time of 10:07 a.m.  And The New York Times, drawing on flight controllers in more than one FAA facility, put the time at 10:10 a.m.

    Up to a seven-minute discrepancy?  In terms of an air disaster, seven minutes is close to an eternity.  The way our nation has historically treated any airline tragedy is to pair up recordings from the cockpit and air-traffic control and parse the timeline down to the hundredths of a second.  But as Mary Schiavo points out, "We don't have an NTSB (National Transportation Safety Board) investigation here, and they ordinarily dissect the timeline to the thousandth of a second."    http://www.observer.com/node/48805


  • Press conference statement 6/10/02: "First of all, the question is not 'What they should have known?'  And I believe I can show you in just a few seconds the question is, 'What did they know?'  And believe me, they knew a lot.

    The second thing to emphasize is that in every single aviation disaster, whether there was intervening criminal activity or not, in every single one in the course of modern aviation history it has been followed by, not only were it necessary, a criminal investigation, but also a National Transportation Safety investigation into what went wrong in the aviation system.  And the reason for that is so that it never happens again.   [Editor's Note: The NTSB never conducted full investigations of the four plane crashes on 9/11.  The NTSB's official position for each plane involved on 9/11 is, "The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 are under the jurisdiction of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The Safety Board provided requested technical assistance to the FBI, and this material generated by the NTSB is under the control of the FBI. The Safety Board does not plan to issue a report or open a public docket."]

    This is the first time, and this is the worst disaster, but this is the first time that families have been attempted to be silenced through a special fund, which I believe is about silence more so than about money.  Why? ...

    And from my rounds on the Hill to find these facts and others, I found that the airlines approached members of Congress and the Senate to get their bailout and their immunity and their protection starting on 9/11.  They sent their first lobbyist up to the Hill on 9/11.  And this has been confirmed to me personally by Senators and members of Congress.  Now to me that's very shocking but to me it raises another question, why?  Why did they have to rush to the Hill to change the law? ...

    So in the wake of September 11, 2001, when we heard the carriers and governments alike saying, “Oh, no one could have foreseen this. No one knew that this was coming.  No one knew that there was any risk like this in the world,” is absolutely false. ...

    In the last thirty years we have had 682 hijackings.  682.  Here's an interesting statistic. When we had the United States saying, 'Oh, we couldn't have known this.'

    In the Q&A section:  "We did have another plot in the United States to hijack a plane and crash it into a building.  And, by the way, we had a government cost/benefit analysis of this very same scenario.   The only problem with this government cost/benefit analysis was they used a 737 and figured it would be one plane crashed into a building.  So I do believe that the government certainly knew that these things were possible.  In fact it had been attempted before and the information was out there.  But we do tend to get, as a government, tend to get bogged down in the cost/benefit analysis.

    And I, for one, happen to agree that the warnings were very fairly specific.  June 22nd FAA issued a bulletin that had concerns about terrorism.  July 2nd FAA told the airlines the man involved in the millennium plot had intention of using explosives in terminal buildings.  July 18th the FAA issued a bulletin that said there are terrorist threats and we urge you to use caution.  July 31 that there are going to be terror groups planning and training for hijacking.   Use caution. And finally August 16th disguised weapons.

    So I think the warning signs were not only ample but specific and there was previous attacks where planes were going to be used to crash into buildings.  So only the government can probably answer now at this point why they didn't take them seriously."
    Video: http://www.propagandamatrix.com
    Transcript: http://www.scoop.co.nz


  • Editor's note: Mary Schiavo's statements of fact that a.) 682 hijackings of commercial airplanes had occurred in the 30 years prior to 9/11, on average one every 16 days, b.) the US government was previously aware of "another plot in the United States to hijack a plane and crash it into a building", c.) the government had conducted cost / benefit analysis of the scenario of terrorists crashing Boeing 737's into buildings, and d.) recitation of the numerous FAA terrorism warnings in the two months prior to 9/11 demonstrates that no imagination was needed to envision the events of 9/11, which is in direct contradiction to 9/11 Commission Chairman Thomas Kean's description of the main cause of 9/11 "... this was a failure of policy, management, capability, and, above all, a failure of imagination." 


  • Bio: http://www.motleyrice.com

 

 

Steven Jones

Steven Jones, PhD


Steven Jones, PhD
– Former Professor of Physics at Brigham Young University.  Retired in January 2007 to devote more time to 9/11 research.  Principal Investigator for experimental Muon-catalyzed fusion from 1982 to 1991 for the U.S. Department of Energy, Division of Advanced Energy Projects.  From 1990 to 1993, Jones researched fusion in condensed matter physics and deuterium, for the U.S. Research conducted at major laboratories in USA, Canada, United Kingdom and Japan.  Chairperson of several international physics conferences.  Author of over 40 papers published in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Contributing author to 9/11 and American Empire (Vol I) – Intellectuals Speak Out (2006).  
  • Journal of 9/11 Studies peer reviewed paper, Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Completely Collapse? 9/06: "On the basis of photographic and video evidence as well as related data and analyses, I provide thirteen reasons for rejecting the official hypothesis, according to which fire and impact damage caused the collapse of the Twin Towers [each 1300+ feet tall, 110 stories] and WTC 7, in favor of the controlled-demolition hypothesis. The goal of this paper is to promote further scrutiny of the official government-sponsored reports as well as serious investigation of the controlled demolition hypothesis." http://journalof911studies.com


  • Co-author of Journal of 9/11 Studies peer reviewed paper, Extremely high temperatures during the World Trade Center destruction 1/08: "In an effort to better understand the conditions that led to complete collapses of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC 7, we apply scanning-electron- microscope and energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy methods to analyze the dust generated, with an emphasis on observed micro-spheres in the WTC dust. The  formation of molten spheres with high iron contents along with other species in the WTC dust required extremely high temperatures. Our results are compared with those of other laboratories. The temperatures required for the molten sphere-formation and evaporation of materials as observed in the WTC dust are significantly higher than temperatures associated with the burning of jet fuel and office materials in the WTC buildings. …

    The temperatures required for the observed spherule-formation and evaporation of materials observed in the WTC dust are significantly higher than temperatures reachable by the burning of jet fuel and office materials in the WTC buildings. The temperatures required to melt iron (1,538 °C) and molybdenum (2,623 °C), and to vaporize lead (1,740 °C) and aluminosilicates (~2,760°C), are completely out of reach of the fires in the WTC buildings (maximum 1,100 °C). We wish to call attention to this discrepancy: the official view implicating fires as the main cause for the ultimate collapses of the WTC Towers and WTC 7 is inadequate to explain this temperature gap and is therefore incomplete at best. …

    Thus, a thorough investigation which considers these data, showing extremely high temperatures and severe fragmentation in the formation of small metal-rich spheres during the WTC Towers destruction, is highly motivated. In particular, the repeatedly- delayed report on the destruction of WTC 7 on 9/11/2001 should address these striking facts." http://journalof911studies.com


  • [Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.]


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."


  • Member: Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven  Association Statement: "We have found solid scientific grounds on which to question the interpretation put upon the events of September 11, 2001 by the Office of the President of the United States of America and subsequently propagated by the major media of western nations."


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_E._Jones

 

 

Fred Gardiol

Fred E. Gardiol, MS EE, ScD EE


Fred E. Gardiol, MS EE, ScD EE
– Professor Emeritus of Electromagnetism and Microwaves, and Director of the Laboratory of Electromagnetism and Acoustics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Lausanne, Switzerland 1970 - 1999.  Honorary Professor, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.  Life Fellow, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).  Member, Board of Directors, Salvan Marconi Foundation.  Associate Editor, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Magazine.  Author and co-author of numerous books on electromagnetic theory and circuit design, including Introduction to Microwaves (1984), Lossy Transmission Lines (1987), Microstrip Circuits (1994), Engineering Applications of the Modulated Scatterer Technique (2001).
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "Even though my personal domain of competence is not civil engineering nor materials, I feel that the “official version” of 9/11 does not make sense.  There are very many specific questions that have not been answered satisfactorily (or not answered at all!).  I feel that a serious inquiry should be carried out, but personally wonder whether we will ever know the truth and who are the real culprits."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

Charles Dills

Maj. Charles E. Dills, PhD


Maj. Charles E. Dills, PhD, U.S. Air Force Reserves (ret)
– Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.  Co-author of Laboratory Experiments for Organic Chemistry (1978).

World War II fighter pilot.  94 combat missions, 522nd Fighter Squadron, 27th Fighter Bomber Group, 12th Tactical Air Force, based in Italy.  Aircraft flown: Boeing Stearman PT-17 Kaydet, Vultee BT-13 Valiant, North American T-6 Texan, Curtis P-40 Warhawk, Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, North American A-36A Apache-Invader, North American P-51 Mustang, Cessna UC-78 Bobcat.  Flight instructor in P-40's.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    Regarding the World Trade Center building collapses, "Explosive destruction."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."


  • Website: http://www.charlies-web.com/flying/flying.html

 

 

Bruce Henry

Bruce R. Henry, PhD


Bruce R. Henry, PhD
– Professor Emeritus, Mathematics and Computer Science, Worcester State College.  Former guidance systems engineer for Polaris and Trident missiles, General Electric Co.
  • Statement to this website 6/11/07:  "It is clear extraordinarily powerful explosives were used to destroy the WTC Twin Towers.

    Careful scrutiny of video of the collapse of the South Tower (WTC2) shows the upper segment (above the airplane strike) listing, then dropping, then disintegrating or pulverizing.  There was a massive explosion near ground level immediately before those events.  Using only common sense and reflection, the tilt-then-drop sequence shows the building's central structural steel core (including stairwells, elevator shafts, utility conduits, etc., and mainly, 47 thick-walled 2'X4' box section steel columns) had by some agency been made insubstantial and unable to bear weight.  Putting that together with the ground level blast and the subsequent pulverization it is clear very powerful explosives had to have been in play.  The airplane strike was a mere smokescreen.

    Understanding the mechanism of the collapse leads to additional important questions.  Who planted the explosives?  What kind of explosives were used?  When were they planted?  And for what reasons would someone destroy not only the Twin Towers, but all the buildings in the World Trade Center?

    Simple logic requires of a credible account of the Sept. 11 events that it explain ALL details clearly shown in documentary footage, together with all other known facts e.g. that alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had been identified by the Department of Defense antiterrorist program known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11.  The Official Story does not even come close to meeting that standard."


  • Editor's note: The 9/11 Commission Report asserts that only three of the alleged hijackers were known to U.S. intelligence agencies prior to 9/11; Nawaf al-Hazmi, Salem al-Hazmi, and Khalid al-Mihdar.  There is no mention in the Report that the names and photographs of alleged hijacker Marwan al-Shehhi and alleged ring-leader Mohamed Atta had been identified by the Department of Defense antiterrorist program known as Able Danger more than a year prior to 9/11 and that they were known to be affiliates of al-Qaida. Able Danger also identified Nawaf al-Hazmi and Khalid al-Mihdar.  http://www.foxnews.com See also Rep. Curt Weldon , Louis Freeh, Capt. Scott J. PhillpottLt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, Major Erik Kleinsmith, and James D. Smith.


  • Article 8/12/06: "The sudden collapse, the seamless downward cascade of the crumbling World Trade Center towers planted doubt in Bruce Henry's mind.

    The way the buildings fell didn't seem right. The implosion-like plummeting, the absence of central beams and girders refusing to fall, the speed of the collapse -- all raised suspicion for the retired mathematics professor from Worcester.

    "That was the seed," said Henry, who taught at Worcester State College.  "To me it seems so transparent with a minimal amount of reflection that there's something catawampus," or cockeyed, with the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

    Finally, he came to a shocking conclusion that runs counter to the accepted history of America's darkest day:  The towers, he believes, "were brought down by planted explosives." http://www.information


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Research proves the current administration has been dishonest about what happened in New York and Washington, D.C. The World Trade Center was almost certainly brought down by controlled demolitions and that the available relevant evidence casts grave doubt on the government's official story about the attack on the Pentagon."

 

 

Henry Tieleman

Henry W. Tieleman, PhD CE


Henry W. Tieleman, BS Ag, BS CE, MS Mechanics and Hydraulics, PhD CE
– Professor Emeritus, Engineering Science and Mechanics, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Experienced with Fluid mechanics, Boundary layer meteorology, wind engineering, bluff body aerodynamics.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "After 30 years of teaching in the Engineering and Science Dept at Virginia Tech, I am now retired but still involved in performing research and writing technical papers. I have been involved in low-speed aerodynamics specialized in the analysis of wind load on low-rise structures.

    About two years ago after hearing and reading the work by David Ray Griffin, I decided to look into the history of the collapse of the World Trade center towers. It is clear to me that the official explanation including the evidence presented by the 9/11 Commission is inadequate to explain the collapse of the towers.

    I am convinced that a new independent commission with complete subpoena power should be installed to find out the complete truth of 9/11. If we don't the same thing may happen in the future. "  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

David Nicholson

David Wayne Nicholson, BS ME


David Wayne Nicholson, BS ME
– Former Instructor of Machine Design at Indiana University and Purdue University.  Retired Mechanical Engineer with experience in the nuclear, automotive, aerospace and pharmaceutical industries designing and developing new and novel machinery and equipment.  37-year career.  Former Senior Project Engineer designing and developing specialized mechanical equipment for Eli Lilly and Co (23 years).  Former Project Engineer at Battelle Memorial Institute doing classified government research involving seals, wear, nuclear fuel encapsulations and nuclear damage estimations (5 years).  Former Engineer at Detroit Diesel Allison (GMC) designing large high temperature test equipment for temperature studies of gas turbine blades and other jet engine parts (5 years).
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "I worked in the nuclear, automotive, aerospace and pharmaceutical industries concentrating on the design of machinery.  Some of my equipment contained 3,000 degree F gases that were used to test gas turbine components.

    My professional experience with metals in high temperature environments convinced me that the three buildings could not have been demolished with jet fuel fires."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

Crockett Grabbe

Crockett Grabbe, PhD


Crockett L. Grabbe, PhD
– Research Scientist and Visiting Scholar, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Iowa 1980 - present.  Former researcher at Naval Research Laboratory (NRL).  Author of numerous scientific papers on the subjects of astrophysics and plasma behavior.  Author of Space Weapons and the Strategic Defense Initiative (1991), Duck Soup for the Diehard Soul (2001).  Editor of Plasma Waves and Instabilities (1986).  Editor & co-author of Plasma Physics Applied (2006).  Contributing author of Advances in Space Plasma Physics (1985), Trends in Geophysics Research 2 (1993), Recent Research Developments in Plasmas (2000), Power in Focus (2004).

  • Video interview on INN World Report (New York) 4/23/07:

    Lenny Charles : NIST and Garcia say that WTC 7 [610 feet tall, 47 stories, and not hit by an airplane.  Watch video of collapse.] collapsed because of thermal weakening of their frames or that one of the building's major bridging supports or trusses was heated to the point of exhaustion by the burning of stored diesel fuel.  What's your understanding of what happened that day?

    Crockett Grabbe: Basically I disagree with Garcia.  Garcia puts forth a plausible argument for how this could have happened.  And the forces he describes are quite logical.  But there's one problem; it doesn't agree with the data on the collapse.

    Let me mention three facts to you.  First of all, the collapse was very rapid.  For example, the building was 580 feet tall. ... The World Trade Center 7 collapsed in less than 7 seconds.  It was almost like the whole building came down in free fall. ... Clearly that disagrees with Garcia's model because with the collapse that he talks about, due to fires and so on, energy and momentum would not allow you to get a collapse in 7 seconds.  It would take much longer than 7 seconds for that building to collapse.  Second of all, that collapse was completely symmetric.  With the model put forth by Garcia, the collapse would be chaotic and asymmetric and it probably would not all happen at once. ... Third, and this is probably very crucial; it's the appearance of these squibs outside of the building, when the building collapsed.  Squibs are rapidly ejecting high pressure material outside of the building.  When WTC 7 collapsed, seven of these squibs were observed coming from different floors. These squibs cannot be explained by Garcia's model.  They provide the direct evidence for explosions on those floors. http://innworldreport.net


  • [Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.]


  • Essay The World Trade Center Collapse: Waiting for a Fuse 9/25/01: "What really caused the collapse of the twin towers of the World Trade Center that slaughtered almost 7,000 people from 80 countries?  Many may conclude that the building structure of the World Trade Center twin towers was poorly designed with fire retardants that the heat from the airliner explosions within an hour caused catastrophic destruction of the south tower, and in less than 2 hours the north tower. However, the evidence overwhelmingly supports a different conclusion: this collapse was in fact caused by explosive devices planted well in advance ..." http://sealane.org/writings/NYCollapse.html


  • Websites: http://www.physics.uiowa.edu/~cgrabbe/ , http://www.SeaLane.org

 

 

John Anderson

John Edward Anderson, BS ME, MS ME, PhD Astronautics, PE


John Edward Anderson, BS ME, MS ME, PhD Astronautics, PE
– Professor Emeritus of Mechanical Engineering, University of Minnesota (23 years).  Former Professor of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Boston University (8 years).  World-renowned expert on Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) systems analysis and design.  Chaired four international conferences on PRT, lectured and gave courses widely in the U. S. and abroad on transit systems analysis and design.  Founding President and Member, Board of Directors, Advanced Transit Association (ATRA).  In his early career he worked for 12 years at the Honeywell Aeronautical Division on instrument design, autopilots, inertial navigation, and spacecraft development; and previously two years as an Aeronautical Research Scientist in the Structures Research Division, NASA, Langley Field, VA.  Named Outstanding Inventor of 1989 for his patents on PRT.  Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, cited for his work on PRT.  Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Minnesota.  Author and co-author of numerous journal articles on rapid transit system analysis and design.  Author of Transit Systems Theory (1978), Magnetohydrodynamic Shock Waves (1963 M.I.T. Press).
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "My own calculation showed that the buildings fell more quickly than possible considering momentum exchange in pancaking from floor to floor."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J._Edward_Anderson

 

 

Dick Urban Vestbro

Dick Urban Vestbro, PhD Arch


Dick Urban Vestbro, M.Arch, PhD Arch – Professor Emeritus and former Chairman, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning, The Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm 1974 - 2005.  Chairman of the international Master Programme, Environmental Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure given at KTH 1997 - 2004.  Secretary, then Co-chair of ARC•PEACE, International Architects Designers Planners for Social Responsibility (with consultative status in the UN) 1987 - present.  Former Secretary of the Nordic Association for Architectural Research.  Former Member of the Board of the International Association for People-Environment Studies (IAPS).  Member, Board of Editors, Open House International.  Author and co-author of numerous journal articles on architecture, housing, and urban planning.  Author of Kollektivhus fran Enkokshus till Bogemenskap (1982).
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org


  • Bio: http://www.infra.kth.se/bba/CV/dickcv.htm

 

 

Raphael Sperry

Raphael Sperry, M.Arch, AIA


Raphael Sperry, M.Arch, AIA, LEED AP – Licensed Architect, State of California.  Member, American Institute of Architects.  Accredited Professional, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.  Design experience includes office towers, institutional and residential buildings, and transportation facilities.  Lecturer, Architecture, California College of the Arts.  Past President and Member, Board of Directors, Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR).
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org


  • Bio: http://www.cca.edu/academics/barch/faculty/rsperry/

 

 

Osman Kemal Kadiroglu

Osman Kemal Kadiroglu, MS ME, MS Nuc Eng, PhD Nuc Eng


Osman Kemal Kadiroglu, MS ME, MS Nuclear Eng, PhD Nuclear Eng
Professor Emeritus, Nuclear Engineering, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey 1980 - 2003.  Presently, Extraordinary Professor of Nuclear Engineering North West University, Republic of South Africa.  Member, American Nuclear Society. Member, Society of Nuclear Engineers of Turkey.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "I am not a structural engineer but, I have watched on TV many controlled demolitions.  On top of this, throughout centuries Ottoman Empire ruled Arabs and we Turks have a pretty good idea about the technical abilities of them.  Since 9/11 I never believed that bunch of so called Arab Terrorist can manage such a perfect job.  I hope the truth will come out for the memories of millions of people killed during and after 9/11 so that Wall Street capital could control the world.  (I know it is wishful thinking!)"  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

Anthony Arrott

Anthony Arrott, PhD


Anthony Arrott, PhD
– Professor Emeritus of Physics, Simon Fraser University.  Distinguished Senior Research Professor, Center for Interactive Micromagnetics, Virginia State University.  Guest Scientist, Magnetic Materials Group, National Institute of Standards and Technology.  Fellow, Royal Society of Canada.  Fellow, American Physical Society.   Recipient of the Canadian Association of Physicists Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Physics (1986).  Author and co-author of numerous journal articles regarding electromagnetic phenomena.

Contributing author, Ultrathin Magnetic Structures (2005).
  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."

 

Robert Boyer

Robert S. Boyer, PhD


Robert S. Boyer, PhD
– Professor of Computer Science, University of Texas, Austin.  Fellow of the American Association for Artificial Intelligence.  Awarded the 2005 Software System Award by the Association for Computing Machinery.  Awarded the 6th Herbrand Award (1999) for exceptional contributions to the field of Automated Deduction, by the Conferences on Automated Deduction.  Co-author of A Computational Logic Handbook.  Editor of Automated Reasoning.


Joanna Rankin

Joanna Rankin, PhD

Joanna Rankin, PhD – Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of Vermont.

  • Member: Vermonters for a Real 9/11 Investigation  Association Statement: "We do support a new, thorough, and truly independent forensic investigation of the events on and surrounding 9/11/2001. We believe that without such an investigation, the threat of further attacks like those of 9/11 remains unabated, our government will continue to erode our civil liberties, and our government will continue to support foreign policies that are destructive to the U.S. and to the world."


  • Bio: http://www.uvm.edu/~jmrankin/?Page=default.html

 

 

Kenneth Kuttler

Kenneth L. Kuttler, PhD


Kenneth L. Kuttler, PhD
– Professor of Mathematics, Brigham Young University. 

  • Essay: "I provide a short computation, focused on World Trade Center building 7. Based on very favorable assumptions for achieving a fast fall, including ignoring resistance due to intact steel columns, I could only get the building to fall in about 8.3 seconds, whereas the observed roof-fall time is approximately 6.5 seconds. The problem is the large number of floors and conservation of momentum in a collision. Some of the "official" explanations about progressive collapse are evocative but they do not explain the difficulty in the rapid fall of the building along with what is evidently taking place when the video of the falling building is observed." http://www.journalof911studies.com


  • [Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.]


  • Bio: https://math.byu.edu/~klkuttle/
  • CV: http://www.math.byu.edu/%7Eklkuttle/vitaforweb.pdf

 

 

Steven Schennum

Steven Schennum, PhD EE, PE


Steven D. Schennum, BS EE, MS EE, PhD EE, PE
– Associate Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Gonzaga University.  Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer, State of Washington.  25 years in the profession.  Author of several journal articles and technical papers on electromagnetic phenomena.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 
    "The videos I have seen look very orderly and uncharacteristic of reckless destruction."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

Arkadiusz Jadczyk

Arkadiusz Jadczyk, PhD


Arkadiusz Jadczyk, PhD – Professor and Director of the Department of Nonlinear Dynamics and Complex Systems, Institute of Theoretical Physics, University of Wroclaw 1970 - 2004. Guest Professor, Center C.A.I.R.O.S, Institute of Mathematics of Toulouse, University Paul Sabatier. Recipient of the Humboldt Research Award 1995. Five-time recipient of the Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award by the Polish Ministry of Science and Education. Member, Editorial Board, Reports on Mathematical Physics. Author of more than 80 scientific publications about theoretical physics and mathematics.
  • Comments on Progressive Collapse of the World Trade Centre: a Simple Analysis by K. A. Seffen from the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, which supports the official account of 9/11 11/10/07:

    "This paper is, as Wolfgang Pauli once said, "not even wrong." (An apparently scientific argument is said to be not even wrong if it is based on assumptions that are known to be incorrect, or alternatively theories which cannot possibly be falsified or used to predict anything. ) That's probably what I would say in a referee report ...

    Now, while the online Progressive Collapse of the World Trade Centre: a Simple Analysis by K. A. Seffen from the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, does not deal with statistics, it deals with mathematics, a more general domain of science, yet the end result is the same: one can lie with mathematics and by doing so, such lies distort our understanding of our world. ...

    So, accusing someone of lying with math needs, as a rule, someone else who is math literate. That’s me. Yet in the case of “Progressive collapse” this is not even needed (and it would be time-consuming and incomprehensible to the average reader). It is sufficient for you, the reader, to just be able to read and not be scared by pseudo-scientific jargon used in the article. The jargon is being used there for a clear purpose – to hide behind it the zero scientific value of the paper. I know that there is no scientific value to this paper because I read and referee scientific papers all the time and have been doing so for years. When you are not scared by the jargon, you, too, can easily see that the author gives himself away rather easily. ...

    In the case of Progressive collapse, the harbingers of nonsense are also clearly visible. Let me show them to you:

    " …it is clear that the initial loads imposed by both parts falling onto the undamaged buildings beneath were exceptionally high due to the unforeseen preceding events, and that damage was bound to propagate into the floors below: this is the initiation phase. It is also clear that both collapse modes were progressive, as indicated by film footage: there was the sound of each successive impact of floor upon floor and a matching sequence of lateral ejection of debris. Therefore, it is valid to consider the behavior formally in the proposed terms.”

    Yes, indeed, there were sounds of each successive impact. But there were also sounds of explosions and there are other important factors (for instance unusually melted steel, angularly cut beams, insufficient temperature to melt steel, and so on). The author seems to not care about these factors. Why? Because taking them into account would force him to choose a different model and he is either not willing or not able to do so.

    Then we have:

    “Accordingly, the assumption of progressive collapse enables a continuum viewpoint, which permits a simpler formulation compared to, say, a finite element analysis.”

    He clearly tells us that it is his assumption that enables him to choose “a simpler formulation”. And what if he had taken a different assumption? Well, the answer is easy: He could well get a different result such as the building collapse pictured at left!

    He continues:

    “A frivolous but useful analogue is the inflation of a rubber party balloon”

    It is indeed a frivolous analogue. But then, his model of progressive collapse is a frivolous analogue. ...

    Finally our author admits:

    “The collapse mode is highly idealised: none of the falling mass moves laterally; any impulsive action between successive floor impacts is neglected; and the final stage of collapse after the crush-front reaches the base is discounted. However, the incorporation of these features into a subsequent model would rely on estimations apportioning their relative contributions, which are not straightforward. Such refinements may negate the ability to obtain closed-form solutions, which are essential in ascribing the generic character of behaviour and for distilling key formulae ….”

    In short, one cannot include all the elements involved with the collapse of the WTC towers because if you did, you would not be able to obtain the solution that Seffen has obtained by discounting them. Notice this: “ the incorporation of these features into a subsequent model would rely on estimations apportioning their relative contributions, which are not straightforward”. And he then tells us that obtaining "the solution" he has already decided he must obtain – is “essential”.

    Now we understand. If he would incorporate some additional “features”, he would not be able to get to the conclusion that he has been instructed to get, or wishes to get in order to “move up” in the academic world controlled by politics!

    So what does this paper prove? It proves only one thing: that is so easy to distort our understanding of the world. But, as it happens often with bad, but politically charged, science, the mass media will certainly carry his message all around the world." http://lauraknightjadczyk.blogsome.com



  • Website: http://arkadiusz-jadczyk.org

 

 

Marvin Ortel

Marvin Ortel, PhD


Marvin Ortel, PhD – Professor of Mathematics, University of Hawaii
  • Signatory of Petition of Solidarity to the Attorney General of New York for a new independent grand jury investigation of 9/11 11/19/04:

    "We the undersigned:  a) think that there is ample evidence and probable cause to believe that many grave and still unresolved crimes were committed by US officials prior to, during and after the events of 9/11;  b) observe that most of these apparent crimes, including but not limited to abetment of mass murder, criminal negligence, insider trading, and obstruction of justice fall well within the jurisdiction of New York's top law enforcement officials ..." http://www.justicefor911.org


  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org

 

 

Haraldur Olafsson

Haraldur Olafsson, PhD


Haraldur Olafsson, PhD – Professor of Atmospheric Sciences, Department of Physics, University of Iceland and Icelandic Meteorological Office.
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org

 

 

Dennis Bricker

Dennis Bricker, MS, PhD


Dennis Bricker, MS Mathematics, MS Industrial Eng, PhD Industrial Eng – Professor Emeritus, Industrial Engineering, University of Iowa 1974 - 2004.  Visiting Professor: Dept. of Business Administration, Bethlehem University, Palestine; Dept. of Industrial Engineering, American University of Armenia, Yerevan, Armenia; School of Logistics Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, Wuhan, China; Dept. of Business, LCC International University (formerly Lithuania Christian College), Klaipeda, Lithuania; Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Pohang Institute of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Pohang, Korea; Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Tunghai University, Taichung, Taiwan.  Author and co-author of numerous journal articles on industrial engineering and operations research.
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org

 

 

Wayne Gautreau

Wayne G. Gautreau, PhD


Wayne G. Gautreau, PhD
– Professor of Mathematics, Chandler-Gilbert Community College.  41-year career teaching mathematics and computer programming.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "I am not a conspiracy theorist but the 9/11 Commission left more questions than they answered -- excuse me -- tried to answer without any good research.  As a professor, I am used to doing good research.  What the 9/11 Commission did was a comedy at best."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • Webpage: http://employeeweb.cgc.maricopa.edu

 

 

Jay Kaproff

Jay Kappraff, PhD


Jay Kappraff, B Chem Eng, MS Chem Eng, PhD Applied Mathematics
– Associate Professor of Mathematics, New Jersey Institute of Technology.  Former Aerospace Engineer and Chemical Engineer.  Member of the editorial board of FORMA, a Japanese scientific journal.  Member of the Board of the ISIS Symmetry Society.  Author and co-author of more than 40 journal articles pertaining to mathematics and physics.  Author of Connections: The Geometric Bridge Between Art and Science (2002) and Beyond Measure (2003).
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 
    "The analysis of the 3 collapses of the WTC as narrated by Richard Gage is very convincing. That the building collapsed near the speed of gravity has no other explanation other than controlled demolition. The symmetric collapse reinforces this hypothesis."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • Webpage: http://web.njit.edu/~kappraff/index.html

 

 

Francesco Sylos Labini

Francesco Sylos Labini, PhD


Francesco Sylos Labini, PhD
– Visiting Professor, Astrophysics, University of Brescia.  Astrophysicist, Enrico Fermi Center, Rome, Italy.  Author of numerous journal articles on astrophysics.  Co-author of Statistical Physics for Cosmic Structures (2004).  Co-editor of Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Systems with Long Range Interactions: Theory and Experiments (2007).
  • Signatory: 9/11: Breaking the Wall of Silence Petition 12/07, which states:

    "September 11, 2001 has changed the course of history and changed the entire global framework.  Following the tragic and spectacular attack, which killed three thousand innocent people, most of the truisms of western culture have been shattered.  9/11 was followed by a U.S. offensive that has already produced two wars and changed not only the geopolitics of entire areas of the planet, but also the balance of power that had evolved over the previous decades.

    Although the attack has been responsible for changing the world with remarkable speed, a comprehensive explanation of the events of September 11, and their planning, took over three years to be drafted by a commission of inquiry authorized by the Congress of the United States.  And a single entity has been judged to be entirely responsible and condemned to life imprisonment.

    However a careful analysis reveals that the official version of 9/11 is not only deficient in dozens of essential points, but in dozens of other points it is demonstrably false.

    These falsehoods, the reluctance to begin the investigation, and the apparent inconsistencies of the official story, raise most serious questions.  There is no need to lie when the truth is clear. So, if the official powers lie, this means that they want to prevent the emergence of truth.  And the deceit indicates that the alleged suicide bombers did not act alone and that they had powerful allies at various levels of the U.S. establishment: in the institutions responsible for defending the security of the country. ...

    Faced with so many inexplicable oddities surrounding such a crucial event in our common history, we must ask questions and seek answers.  Many have done just that in the last several years and a huge amount of facts, data analysis, and images has already been collected and placed under the scrutiny of rigorous testing.  They confirmed all the suspicions.  We intend to add our own contribution to this work, aware that peace and democracy are in serious danger until these efforts manage to shed light on who was responsible and in what exact manner the terrorist attacks of September 11 were made. ...

    We are aware that assessments of the extent of official complicity in September 11 may vary considerably.  However we are compelled by our conviction of the need for an independent investigation and because of the enormity of these implications that it is absolutely essential.  We do this on behalf of the victims, foremost, but also to defend world peace and the lives of citizens, whose civil and human rights were seriously undermined, as a result of September 11, as were the fundamental conventions of international law."  The full text of the original petition in Italian is available at http://www.zerofilm.info


  • Website: http://pil.phys.uniroma1.it/~sylos/index.html

 

 

Tristan Al-Haddad

Tristan Al-Haddad, M.Arch


Tristan Al-Haddad, B.Arch, M.Arch – Visiting Assistant Professor, Architecture Program and Research Faculty Member, Advanced Wood Products Laboratory, Georgia Tech.
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org

 

 

Dennis Holloway

Dennis Holloway, M.Arch


Dennis Holloway, B.Arch, M.Arch (Urban Design)
– Former Associate Professor of Environmental Design at the University of Colorado.  Former Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Minnesota School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. Member, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).  Registered Architect in Colorado, New Mexico, and Wyoming.  Former Licensed/Registered Architect in Michigan and Minnesota.  Recipient of the Environmental Quality Award in Science and Technology from the United States Environmental Protection Agency.  Co-author The Owner Builder Experience, How to Design and Build Your Own Home (1986).  Contributing author to Resettling America; Energy, Ecology and Community (1980) and Virtual Reality in Archaeology (2000).
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:  "It was the discovery of molten steel in the Tub that made me realize there was something really wrong about the MSM coverage of the Towers.  The discovery of intergranular melting has so far not been explained, officially.  Building 7 collapse looks like a demolition to me, and if nothing else happens, this should be intensively re-investigated by an independent team of architects and engineers."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • CV: http://www.dennisrhollowayarchitect.com

 

 

Peter McCandless

Peter McCandless, PhD


Peter McCandless, PhD – Associate Professor of Mathematics, Park University.  Host of the PeterMac Show, Republic Broadcasting Network.
  • Interview of Jim Hoffman on the PeterMac Show 6/17/07:

    Regarding the collapse of WTC Building 7: "You can watch those videos and it's just -- it's so obvious those buildings come down -- excuse me -- that building, Building 7, comes down with perfect symmetry.  It's hard to imagine that happening without a controlled demolition. ...

    And the same analysis applies to Buildings 1 and 2, I think, doesn't it Jim?  Even though they came down, sort of top down, from at least where the fires began, where the two planes struck them.  You still had -- And that's the very first thing I noticed when I saw them collapse, I remember that.  I remember thinking to myself; the perfect symmetry.  How do you get whatever number of columns there are in Buildings 1 and 2, all to weaken and fail literally within a tenth of second of one another?  Because if you didn't have that, you would have this tilting to one side." From first hour  http://www.petermacshow.com

    "As we've said over and over, the evidence appears that Building 7 clearly was a controlled demolition in the classic sense because it collapsed from the bottom up.  But obviously to do that, if someone said, "Well, there's damage to this building, we need to bring it down," that decision could not have been made that day. ... You can't go in and wire a building for controlled demolition in 7 hours."  From second hour http://www.petermacshow.com


  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:  "If the government cannot give definitive proof about the cause of WTC 7's collapse, then their claims about WTC 1 and 2 are highly doubtful."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • Website: http://www.petermacshow.com

 

 

Niels Harrit

Niels Harrit, PhD


Niels Harrit, PhD
– Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen 1970 - present.  Member, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.  Member, European Photochemistry Association.  Author of numerous scientific papers with a special focus on nano-science.
  • Essay 3/31/07: "Two official explanations of the events in Manhattan on 11 September have been put forward by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST).

    In the final FEMA report, WTC7 is hardly mentioned.  They note that there were fires in the building, but do not attempt to explain the collapse.

    [Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.]

    The final NIST report was released in September 2005, but the section covering WTC7 was left out, with the promise that a final version would be released later. Publication has been delayed several times, and we are still waiting for it. ...

    The attack on the World Trade Center was a tragedy for the people in the towers and in the airplanes, and a tragedy for their families. It also marked the beginning of the tragic war on terror. The current trends in Western society towards greater surveillance and the loss of civil rights can also only be called tragic.

    If we have also been lied to, the tragedy is complete.

    How did WTC7 collapse? We are not asking 'why'. This is no conspiracy theory. There is no burden of proof on us. Some extremely simple observations have been made, and we want to hear an official explanation that is consistent with elementary physics and chemistry, and common sense." http://www.911truth.dk/first/en/art_Harrit.htm


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."

 

 

Jean Bricmont

Jean Bricmont, PhD


Jean Bricmont, PhD – Professor of theoretical physics at the University of Louvain, Belgium. Co-author of Fashionable Nonsense: Postmodern Intellectuals' Abuse of Science (also known as Intellectual Impostures) (1999). Author of Impérialisme humanitaire. Droits de l’homme, droit d’ingérence, droit du plus fort? (2005), published in English as Humanitarian Imperialism: Using Human Rights to Sell War in (2006).
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org

 

 

Marcel Schlaf

Marcel Schlaf, PhD, Dipl.-Chem.


Marcel Schlaf, PhD, Dipl.-Chem.
– Associate Professor, Chemistry, University of Guelph.  NSERC post-doctoral fellow, University of Ottawa 1997.  NSERC post-doctoral fellow, Brookhaven National Laboratory 1998.  Visiting Researcher Los Alamos National Laboratory 2006.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "On the balance of physical as well as chemical analytical evidence available from NIST, EPA, FEMA and the open peer-reviewed scientific literature, it appears to be possible that the three buildings WTC-1, WTC-2 and WTC-7 were in fact brought down by a controlled demolition using (resonantly wired) Al/S/Fe2O3 based thermite explosives, possibly in the form of a silica based sol-gel coating applied to the central steel cores of the towers and/or WTC-7.

    A truly independent group of engineers and scientists (possibly composed only of non-US citizens from other NATO/G-7 countries) should be set-up to investigate this possibility."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

William Rice

William Rice, BS CE, MS CE, PE


William Rice, BS CE, MS CE, PE
– Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Vermont.  He worked on structural steel and concrete buildings in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia for two of the nation’s largest building construction companies; the Austin Company and the George A. Fuller Construction Company.  Former Professor at Vermont Technical College where he taught engineering materials, structures lab, and other building related courses for over 20 years.
  • Essay Vermont Guardian 3/1/07: "Having worked on structural steel buildings as a civil engineer in the era when the Twin Towers were designed and constructed, I found some disturbing discrepancies and omissions concerning their collapse on 9/11. ...

    The interesting fact is that each of these 110-story Twin Towers fell upon itself in about ten seconds at nearly free-fall speed. This violates Newton’s Law of Conservation of Momentum that would require that as the stationary inertia of each floor is overcome by being hit, the mass (weight) increases and the free-fall speed decreases.

    Even if Newton’s Law is ignored, the prevailing theory would have us believe that each of the Twin Towers inexplicably collapsed upon itself crushing all 287 massive columns on each floor while maintaining a free-fall speed as if the 100,000, or more, tons of supporting structural-steel framework underneath didn't exist.

    Controlled demolition is so politically unthinkable that the media not only demeans the messenger but also ridicules and "debunks" the message rather than provide investigative reporting. Curiously, it took 441 days for the president’s 9/11 Commission to start an "investigation" into a tragedy where more than 2,500 WTC lives were taken. The Commission’s investigation also didn't include the possibility of controlled-demolition, nor did it include an investigation into the "unusual and unprecedented" manner in which WTC Building #7 collapsed. http://www.vermontguardian.com


  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "About a year ago I became aware of the unprecedented collapse of WTC Building 7 and the Twin Towers at free-fall speed.  Professor Steven Jones' video lecture was a stunning revelation and a wake-up call.  My experience and further research confirmed the uncomfortable facts as presented by Professor Jones.

    I also found it disturbing that most politicians seem to have little interest in exploring any theory other than the official jetliners / fires-caused-the-collapses theory.  I was told the following in a response letter from one of our representatives in Washington:  "Regarding conspiracy theories surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the Pentagon and the World Trade Center, a number of theories questioning the events that occurred on and before September 11, 2001 have circulated.  They are patently false.  Several videos have been posted on the internet on this subject, and they too are false."... "The 9/11 Commission, a bipartisan group of nationally respected individuals, evaluated all relevant testimony and documents related to the events and provided a detailed account of what actually happened on that fateful morning." However, this "nationally respected" 9/11 Commission failed to include some very important facts and testimonies in their report even though they had to have been aware of them.  For example, the 9/11 Commission Report completely omitted the unprecedented collapse of Building 7.

    Many of the facts and theories that engineers have learned in such courses as structures, physics, chemistry, metallurgy, etc., have held true for longer than the hundred-year history of structural-steel-framed high-rise buildings and they held true on 9/11/01.  Only controlled demolition could have provided the types of building collapses displayed three times on that fateful day."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

Victor Connor

Victor Connor, MS Electrical and Computer Engineering


Victor Connor, MS Electrical and Computer Engineering – Former Assistant Professor of Applied Computer Science, Illinois State University.  Retired Electrical Engineer.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 
    "I didn't pay much attention to US politics before the tragedy of 9/11.  Right after 9/11 and without any investigation I believed the government story, but couldn't shake the feeling that the tower collapses looked like controlled demolitions.  However, when the U.S. attacked Afghanistan for so many weak reasons I started to question what really happened and looked into it.  I found thing after thing that was highly questionable, and have found an enormous amount of information that clearly shows the 9/11 Commission Report is filled with errors and many omissions.  So what really happened?  The only explanation that scientifically answers most of the observed phenomena to date is controlled demolitions.  End of story."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

Alfred Aeppli

Alfred Aeppli, PhD


Alfred Aeppli, PhD – Professor Emeritus, Mathematics, University of Minnesota.
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org

 

 

Geoffrey Hagopian

Geoffrey Hagopian, MA


Geoffrey Hagopian, MA – Professor of Mathematics, College of the Desert.
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org

 

Paul Ray

Paul H. Ray, PhD


Paul H. Ray, PhD
– Former Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Faculty Associate of the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. Former Chief of Policy Research on Energy Conservation, Department of Energy, Mines and Resources of the Government of Canada. Co-author of The Cultural Creatives (2000).
  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article


  • Website: http://www.integralpartnerships.com

 

 

Richard Foley

Richard Foley, PhD


Richard Foley, PhD – Professor of Technology, Design & Safety, Keene State College, focusing on energy policy and technologies for the past 25 years.
  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "We, the undersigned Vermonters, hereby call for a new, truly independent, and rigorous investigation to uncover the truth surrounding the events of September 11, 2001. We believe that the official story is highly problematic and that a full inquiry into its many contradictions, omissions, and distortions, and those of the 9/11 Commission Report, is warranted." http://www.vt911.org/Investigation%20Supporters.htm

 

 

Joshua Mitteldorf

Joshua Mitteldorf, PhD


Joshua Mitteldorf, PhD
– Researcher, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona.  Former instructor of physics, math, astronomy, and evolution at Harvard, University of California at Berkeley, Temple University, University of Pennsylvania, LaSalle University and Bryn Mawr.

  • Statement to this website 1/15/07: "Three prominent and readily observable features of the collapse of the Twin Towers on the morning of 9/11 are inconsistent with the official explanation involving fires and "pancaking". ...

    First, the towers collapsed quickly ...

    Second, the collapse was symmetrical.  Natural events (including fires) will always be governed by a certain amount of randomness.  Some situations are stable and inherently restore symmetry; but the collapse of a tall building is not one of them. ...

    Third, each collapse began with an explosion in the upper storIes that carried impressive energy.  Jet fuel will burn, but not explode.   ... The explosions that are readily observable in videos of the towers’ collapse could only have been produced by commercial explosives. ...

    Finally, I mention only for extra emphasis that a third tower (WTC 7) collapsed 6 hours after the first two.  It was never struck by a plane, and fires in WTC 7 were far smaller than the other two towers, and confined to one side of the building.  Yet WTC 7 also collapsed suddenly and symmetrically, almost as fast as a free fall – hallmarks of controlled demolition.  The 9/11 Report of the Kean Commission omits any mention of Building 7, and no government agency has even proposed an explanation of how it fell.

    Conclusion: We may differ over the political plausibility of conspiracies that have been proposed in connection with the destruction of 9/11.  But the physical implausibility of the official scenario concerning the towers’ collapse should be beyond dispute.  This is an area where physicists’ calculations and our commonsense notions of how tall objects fall down both point to the conclusion that sophisticated engineering and carefully-timed explosive charges would be required for the towers to fall in the manner that they did." Link to statement


  • [Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.]


  • Bio: http://www.u.arizona.edu/~jmitteld/

 

 

Gary Welz

Gary Welz, MSc


Gary Welz, MSc
– Instructor of Mathematics at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University New York.  Adjunct Instructor of Mathematics, Fordham University.

  • Article CBS News 1/30/07: "Five years later, it's the violent rattling of the ground moments before the World Trade Center's South Tower fell, and the subsequent pulverized concrete that blanketed him like snowfall that keeps Gary Welz raising questions about just what he survived on Sept. 11, 2001.

    "I felt what was like an earthquake — and I've been in earthquakes before — just before the South Tower fell," recalls Welz, an adjunct math lecturer at John Jay Criminal College and Fordham University. ...

    "The official explanation that I've heard doesn't make sense because it doesn't explain why I heard and felt an explosion before the South Tower fell and why the concrete was pulverized," said Welz." http://www.cbsnews.com


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."


  • Bio: http://www.newmedialab.cuny.edu/people/welz/

 

 

Michael Dudley

Michael Quinn Dudley, MCP


Michael Quinn Dudley, MLIS (Library Information), MCP (City Planning)
– Instructor in the Environmental Studies Program, University of Winnipeg. Adjunct Professor with the Faculty of Architecture, University of Manitoba. Senior Research Associate and Librarian at the Institute of Urban Studies, University of Winnipeg. Member of the editorial board of Plan Canada. Book Review Editor for the Canadian Journal of Urban Research.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "As a city planner I have also been concerned for professional reasons that the official explanation for the collapses is wrong, and that the fallout from the events have had serious implications for America's cities and those who plan them. A couple of years ago I wrote an op-ed on this theme for the Planetizen website. (After the Fall: Why City Planners Must Seek Answers About 9/11 http://www.planetizen.com/node/18931)."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

Laurent Marsan

Laurent Marsan, PhD


Laurent Marsan, PhD Computer Science Senior Lecturer in Computer Science, IUT Vélizy, University of Versailles - St Quentin.  Former Lecturer in Computer Science, University of Marne-la-Vallee.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 

    "The main evidence which makes me believe there's a problem in the official version is the lack of transparency of all those Commissions, and the way they still refuse to discuss questions raised by scientists and experts.  If everything was clear, all divergent opinions should be heard and clearly invalidated."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

Kenneth Johnson

Kenneth W. Johnson, PhD


Kenneth W. Johnson, BA, MSc, PhD
– Professor of Mathematics, Pennsylvania State University.  Author and co-author of numerous scientific journal articles pertaining to mathematics.

 

Mikael Kindborg

Mikael Kindborg, PhD


Mikael Kindborg, PhD
– Assistant Professor, Computer and Information Science, Linköping University (Sweden).

 


Robert Stern

Robert J. Stern, MS

Robert J. Stern, MS – Associate Professor, Mathematics, Pellissippi State Technical Community College.

  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."


Garry Anaquod

Garry Anaquod

Garry Anaquod – Lecturer in Computer Science and Physics, First Nations University of Canada (formerly Saskatchewan Indian Federated College).

  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Research proves the current administration has been dishonest about what happened in New York and Washington, D.C. The World Trade Center was almost certainly brought down by controlled demolitions and that the available relevant evidence casts grave doubt on the government's official story about the attack on the Pentagon."

 

 

 

 

David A. Johnson, B.Arch,
MCP, PhD, F.AICP

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David A. Johnson, B.Arch, MCP
(City Planning), PhD (Regional Planning), F.AICP – Internationally recognized architect and city and regional planner.  Professor Emeritus, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Tennessee.  Former Professor and Chair of the Planning Departments at Syracuse University and Ball State University.  Elected Fellow, American Institute of Certified Planners (2004).  Past President of the Fulbright Association of the United States.  Recipient of five Fulbright Scholarships for continued education in Cyprus, India, Thailand, and the Soviet Union.  Directed educational projects in Brazil and Portugal.  Active in reconstruction efforts in Bosnia and bicommunal peace-making in Cyprus.  Former professional planner on the staffs of the Washington National Capital Planning Commission and the Regional Plan Association of New York.  Former editorial board member of the Journal of the American Planning Association.  Author of numerous journal articles on urban and regional planning theory and history.  Author of Planning the Great Metropolis (1996).  Co-author of The TVA Regional Planning and Development Program (2005).  Contributing author to Two Centuries of American Planning (1988).
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "I was dubious of the official explanations from the outset. You see, as a professional city planner in New York, I knew those buildings and their design. I attended and participated in the hearings at the New York City Hall when the buildings were first proposed. I argued for the buildings on the basis that the interior core represented a way of internalizing the cost of mass transit, which in our system is almost impossible to finance through public bond issues.

    So I was well aware of the strength of the core with its steel columns, surrounding the elevators, and stairwells. I should also mention that with a degree in architecture and instruction in steel design (my Yale professor had worked on the Empire State Building) I was and am no novice in structural design.

    When I saw the rapid collapse of the towers, I knew that they could not come down the way they did without explosives and the severing of core columns at the base. The spewing of debris from the towers where the planes entered also could not have occurred simply with just a structural collapse. Something else was happening to make this occur.

    Moreover, the symmetrical collapse is strong evidence of a controlled demolition. A building falling from asymmetrical structural failure would not collapse so neatly, nor so rapidly, as you have pointed out.

    What we are faced with is a lie of such proportions that even to suggest it makes one subject to ridicule and scorn. Who could have done such a terrible thing? Certainly not our government or military. Rogue elements in the intelligence agencies? I have no idea.

    But I do know that the official explanation doesn't hold water. An open, honest re-opening of the case is in order. A near majority of Americans agrees with this view. Let us keep pressing for an honest investigation."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

 

 

John Robert Russell
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John Robert Russell, BS LA, Grad. Diploma
(Urban and Regional Planning) – Professor Emeritus and Former Chairman, Dept. of Landscape Architecture, Ball State University.  Recipient of the Sagamore of the Wabash Award, highest civilian recognition by the State of Indiana, and Outstanding Educator Award, by the Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "The multitude of unanswered questions, regarding the manner that all three WTC buildings collapsed, should be cause for serious re-evaluation of the facts and a concerted investigation to uncover the truth."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • CV: http://www.dennisrhollowayarchitect.com

 

 

 

 

Terry Morrone, PhD
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Terry Morrone, PhD
– Professor Emeritus of Physics, Adelphi University.  Author of several scientific papers on the physics of plasma.  Researcher and innovator in Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and holder of 17 patents in the field.

  • Essay Proof That The Thermal and Gravitational Energy Available Were Insufficient To Melt Steel In The Twin Towers And 7 World Trade Center On 9/11 4/2007:
    "In this communication I shall show that only explosives could have produced the large amounts of molten steel found at the site of the World Trade Center (WTC) in the days following 9/11.  There is universal agreement by scientists in and out of government that the temperatures reached in the fires were much lower than the melting point of steel.  Steel could have only have melted (assuming no explosives were used) if it gained additional energy in falling.  I shall show that this gravitational energy is insufficient to cause melting. ...

    Conclusions: Since there was molten steel in the wreckage of the World Trade Center, and since the temperatures of the fires were insufficient to melt steel, and since the gravitational energy was shown to be very much smaller than the energy needed to melt steel, the Twin Towers and 7 WTC could only have been brought down by explosives or cutter charges." http://journalof911studies.com


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."

 

 

 

 

Mike Hawryluk,  BA, MAT
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Mike Hawryluk,  BA, MAT
– Professor Emeritus of Physics and former Division Chairman, Suffolk County Community College, NY.

  • Statement to this website 3/30/07: "My wife and I, transfixed in front of a TV as the horror of 9/11 unfolded, watched as the topmost, undamaged floors of the WTC South Tower started to gradually lean (rotate) in the direction of the damage due to impact.

    In an instant, the rotation stopped, and that which was rotating began to fall, as if only under the influence of gravity!  The fulcrum was no longer there!

    I blurted out, "My god, they wired the building."

    I haven't been at peace with myself, or the world, since then.  I had no idea who the "they" in my utterance was, and to this day still do not.  Since learning more about the events leading up, and subsequent to the tragedy, I have become firmly convinced that the conspiracy being sold to the world by the Government, the media, and debunkers is the greatest Red Herring of our time, if not in history.  Yes, there is a conspiracy, but to carry out such a massive precise attack and subsequent effective obfuscation of what really happened required and will continue to require active participation of individuals at the highest levels of the government, defense, and intelligence communities, with continued assistance (active and/or passive) from the media. ..."  Link to full statement


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."

 

 

 

 

John N. Cooper, PhD
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John N. Cooper, PhD
– Professor of Chemistry, Bucknell University 1967 - 2003. Author of 35 published papers in the fields of chemical education and inorganic kinetics and structure.

  • Review of The New Pearl Harbor 3/29/04: "Griffin's approach is utterly admirable: coherently, systematically and objectively, he scrupulously and minutely documents the flaws, contradictions, inconsistencies and discrepancies in the 'official version' of the events of that day. Ultimately he assembles and tabulates a list of thirty-eight apparent irregularities in the timeline of, and evidence remaining from, these attacks and asks how they might plausibly be reconciled:

    Why were the 'standard operating procedures' for the emergency scrambling of fighter jets in the event of a commercial airplane's highjacking not implemented until after the crash at the Pentagon?

    Why was there no evidence of a passenger jet debris at the Pentagon crash site?

    What happened on UA flight 93? Did the passengers regain control of the aircraft from the hijackers? If so, why and how did it crash in Pennsylvania?

    Griffin refuses to throw out possibilities simply because they are outrageous, outlandish or shocking; he lets the evidence speak for itself. As the book's subtitle declares, the results are deeply disturbing. ...

    For conspiracy theorists, this will ultimately be an unsatisfying book: with admirable academic objectivity, Griffin refuses to indict or endorse any specific hypothesis. Rather he presents a substantial body of very disturbing evidence and calls for a real, open, hardnosed investigation that does not begin with the proposition that only those scenarios in which the assumption that our government or its members play only a benign and benevolent role - seeking only the welfare and best interests of its citizenry - will be considered.

    The New Pearl Harbor - Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11 is a book that ought to be thoughtfully read and considered by every thinking, voting member of the electorate." http://www.axisoflogic.com


  • Bio:  http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/jcooper/

 

 

 

 

Donald Koberg, M.Arch


Donald Koberg, M. Arch
– Professor Emeritus of Architecture, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.  Retired architect.  Author or co-author of  The experience of scale: A handbook of apparent sizes and how they can be used in the design of effective space (1961), The Universal Traveler: A Soft-Systems Guide to Creativity, Problem-Solving, & the Process of Reaching Goals (1972, 1974, 1988, 1991), Values Tech: The Polytechnic School of Values : A Portable School for Self-Discovery and Self-Enchantment (1976), It's a Dick Thing!: Secret Thoughts of Silent Men (2002).
  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

 

 

John D. Wyndham, PhD
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John D. Wyndham, PhD Physics (Radio Astronomy), Cambridge University
– Former Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Physics, and Astronomy, Pepperdine College.  Former Research Fellow in Radio Astronomy, California Institute of Technology.  Pioneer in the detection, identification, and determination of the location of quasi-stellar radio sources (QUASARS).
  • Essay: Reply to NIST Regarding the Final WTC 7 Report 9/9/08:

    "I have examined the documents you provided on your theory of the collapse of WTC 7 due to fires by way of thermal expansion.  It is apparent that you have spent a great deal of time, effort, money and thought on this project.

    However, like Ptolemy’s Theory of Epicycles, you begin with a faulty and unproven assumption.  It is also the least likely assumption based on the evidence.  Therefore, although your computer modeling may be intricate, your results are completely speculative and have no connection with the reality of what happened to that building.  You are simply “adding epicycles” to a theory based on a false premise. ...

    Your theory, if believed, has extremely serious consequences for the steel building construction industry and society in general.  For this reason, it is doubtful whether anyone will embrace it.  On the contrary, there is likely to be a public reaction that will expose its falsity.  In addition, a vast and growing number of citizens of this and other countries are now on the march toward a truthful and independent accounting of 9/11.  Your theory lacks scientific credibility.  It is certain to be repudiated by future generations if not this one."  http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

 

 

John C. Schaefer, PhD EE, PE
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John C. Schaefer, PhD EE, PE – Former Deputy Director, International Power Institute, Andrew Young Center For International Affairs, Morehouse College.  Former Instructor, Electrical Engineering, at Stanford University, San Jose State University, and the University of El Salvador.  Former Licensed Professional Electrical Engineer, State of California.  Managed solar engineering and power system projects throughout the U.S. and Latin America.  20-year career.  Former Manager, Electric Power Research Institute.  Author of numerous technical reports and journal articles about solar, wind, and other alternative energy sources, economics of power generation alternatives, and power system planning and management.  Contributing author to Solar Cells and Their Applications (1995).
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "It's quite clear that the buildings cannot have come down as a result of airplane crashes.  It's also quite disturbing that this crime has not been properly investigated by officials who should do so."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

 

 

Dan Bartlett, B.Arch, AIA
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Dan Bartlett, B.Arch, AIA
– Adjunct Professor of Architecture, Keene State College.  Licensed Architect, State of New Hampshire.  Began architectural career working for a New York City firm that designed hi-rise residential building.  Currently designing light commercial and residential structures. 
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "My questions focus on #7 WTC.  There can be no doubt that it was a controlled demolition.  The only question is why was it done on that day.  And if there were any doubts, why can't the circumstances be more fully examined?

    A B-52 bomber flew directly into the Empire State Building on a Saturday, and the building was open for business the following Monday, with the exception of the most adversely affected areas near the top.

    Different type of aircraft - different type of building.  But it is difficult to reconcile that instance with what happened to #7 WTC on 9/11."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

 

 

Martin Walter, PhD
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Martin Walter, PhD
– Professor and Chairman of the Department of Mathematics, University of Colorado at Boulder.  Member, Executive Committee of the Rocky Mountain chapter of the Sierra Club.

  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Research proves the current administration has been dishonest about what happened in New York and Washington, D.C. The World Trade Center was almost certainly brought down by controlled demolitions and that the available relevant evidence casts grave doubt on the government's official story about the attack on the Pentagon."


  • Bio: http://www.colorado.edu/math/earthmath/marty.html

 

 

 

 

Osvaldo Valdez, B.Arch, M.Arch
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Osvaldo Valdez, B.Arch, M.Arch – Former Professor in Design and Theory, Syracuse University.  Former Lecturer in Architecture, University of California at Berkeley.  Licensed Architect, States of New York, California and New Jersey. 
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:  "The official theory of complete structural failure of WTC 1, 2 and 7 coupled with a free fall into their footprint is without merit; a challenge to common sense."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

Herbert Lebherz , BA, MA, PhD
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Herbert G. Lebherz , BA, MA, PhD (Biochemistry)
– Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, San Diego State University (SDSU) 1976 - 1996.  Recipient of Outstanding Faculty Award.  Recipient of NIH grants for many years. American Heart Association Established Investigator.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    Regarding 9/11 "It sure looks like controlled demolition to me . Wow. Let's get to the bottom of this."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."

 

 

 

 

Karl J. Runge, PhD
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Karl J. Runge, PhD – Former Lecturer and Research Scientist, Physics Department, University of California at Davis.  Former Research Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Computational Physics Division and Institute for Scientific Computing Research.  Former Research Scientist, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University.  Software Engineer.  25 years experience in computational physics and software engineering.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 

    "Thank you for pointing out so clearly and un-sensationally the case for controlled demolition of the three WTC buildings.  I remember seeing the WTC 7 collapse replayed in the news on the evening of 9/11.  Its straight down collapse seemed surreal to me, but the whole day was so surreal.  Then, for over 6 years I didn't think at all about the nature of the building failures -- until I found your site a couple weeks ago."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • CV: http://www.dennisrhollowayarchitect.com

 

 

 

 

James Peter Leritz, B.Arch, M.Arch
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James Peter Leritz, B.Arch, M.Arch – Former Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Illinois, Champaign.  Former Assistant Professor, College of Environmental Design, University of Colorado, Boulder.  Licensed Architect, State of California.  30 years experience as an Architect and Urban Designer in San Francisco and Denver.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 

    "At 1.8 million square feet, WTC 7 was possibly larger than any building on the West Coast.  Bank of America (1.4 million sf) and the Transamerica Pyramid (.5 million sf), the two highest buildings in San Francisco, are together only slightly greater in area. 

    Few Americans know that WTC 7 collapsed, even fewer know how big it was.  I have read that its collapse was shown only one time on television; in its documentaries about the WTC collapse, PBS not only didn't explain the collapse of WTC7 but never even mentioned the collapse of a third building, because doing so would have undermined their conclusion that planes and jet fuel were responsible for the collapses. 

    Much evidence exists of explosions throughout the WTC buildings.  Persistent pools of 2000 degree metal can only be explained by the presence of thermite/thermate, used in planned demolitions.  Squibs, puffs of smoke characteristic of planned demolitions, can be clearly seen in advance of the collapses. 

    The official story does not explain the collapse of WTC7 or the collapse of the cores of WTC 1 and 2.  YouTube videos of a BBC reporter announcing the collapse of WTC7 just prior to its actual collapse is convincing proof that the authorities had advance knowledge of its imminent collapse. 

    There is just one explanation for the evidence associated with these collapses: demolition by expertly planned and placed explosives."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • CV: http://www.dennisrhollowayarchitect.com

 

 

 

 

Morton K. Brussel
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Morton K. Brussel – Professor Emeritus, Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Co-author of Electricity and Magnetism (1985).
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org

 

 

 

 

Michael Elliot, PhD
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Michael Elliot, PhD
– Teaching Fellow, School of Mathematics and Physics, Queens University, Belfast.

  • Signatory: Petition For An Independent International Truth Commission On 9-11. "[T]he Bush administration has never offered a detailed and documented account of its claims about the events of 9-11 which have allegedly revolutionized human affairs. Nor has it explained obvious and serious discrepancies in its own statements and actions. No systematic proof has ever been published or offered as to who the terrorists were, how they operated, where they came from, and why they were not stopped. ...

    The Kean-Hamilton panel’s limited funding from Congress makes a mockery of the tragedy of 9-11, considering that it is only a small fraction of the huge sums spent to investigate Bill Clinton.

    We therefore call upon statesmen, thinkers, journalists, investigators, artists, scientists, jurists, academics, humanitarians, religious leaders, activists and other eminent personalities from around the world to form an Independent International Truth Commission dedicated to preventing unproven assertions about 9-11 from setting the stage for a new world conflagration. " http://iitc.911review.org/


  • Bio: http://www.qub.ac.uk/

 

 

 

 

Larry L. Erickson, MS, PhD
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Larry L. Erickson, BS Aeronautical Eng, MS Aeronautical Eng, PhD Eng Mechanics – Instructor, Physics and Aerospace Engineering, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo 1998 - present.  Retired NASA Aerospace Engineer and Research Scientist.  Conducted research in the fields of structural dynamics, aerodynamics, aeroelasticity and flutter.  Recipient of NASA's Aerodynamics Division Researcher-of-the-Year Award.  33-year NASA career.  Member, American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics.  Author and co-author of several scientific papers on aerodynamic analysis.  Contributing author to Applied Computational Aerodynamics (1990).
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:
    "Serious technical investigations by experts seem to be lacking from the official explanations."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

 

 

Ted Micceri, PhD
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Ted Micceri, PhD
– Coordinator of Institutional Research, University of South Florida.

  • Article 5/7/06: "As soon as I saw the second plane hit the towers, I knew that it had to be collusion," said Ted Micceri, a professor of statistical analyses at the University of South Florida and a member of Scholars for 9/11 Truth. "I have a lot of friends who are pilots and I know that if you go off course for even ten minutes, fighter planes from the [North American Aerospace Defense Command] would be at your wing tips." ...

    "Another interesting fact is the collapse of World Trade Center 7," Micceri said.  "All of the records for the WTC were kept there, and no airplane hit it, so why did it collapse and why didn't the 9/11 Commission even mention it in their report?" http://www.theseliberties.net


  • [Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.]


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."

 

 

 

 

William C. Epler, PhD
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William C. Epler, PhD – Instructor of Mathematics at two New Mexico Universities.  Member, Mathematical Association of America.
  • Essay 8/3/07:  Regarding 9/11  "In this last 6 to 7 years, study after study demonstrates that in 9/11 the Bush/Republicans weren't just asleep at the wheel, they were actively facilitating this national atrocity. ...

    We have been lied to so many times by this pinhead president (including during 'State of the Nation Address'), that black seems to be white and up seems to be down.

    So, isn't it time for a universal solvent. Let's dissolve this fascist crap and SEE THINGS LIKE THEY ARE.

    And that means BEGINNING with 9/11, since that is the ultimate scene of the crime of these political/religious denizens from hell.

    EVERYTHING, 100% of what the Bush/Republicans have told us about 9/11 is self protective propaganda and until and if we get this horror show event in American history straight once and for all and all the way through, America will have no soul. ...

    Bush & company are rapidly turning our beloved country into a Police State and they aren't doing it with politics and prayers. They are doing it with terrorism and the time has come to draw a line in the sand and hold these traitors ultimately accountable."  http://www.opednews.com

 

 

 

 

John L. Mason , MS Physics,
MS EE, PhD EE
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John L. Mason, MS Physics, MS EE, PhD EE – Retired Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, Western Michigan University (33 years).  Former Licensed Professional Engineer, State of Michigan. 
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 
    Regarding the collapses at the WTC:  "Clearly, the building collapses appear to be in the same manner as those taken down by controlled demolition."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

 

 

William W. Pettus, M.Arch,
M Urban Design, AIA

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William W. Pettus, M.Arch, M Urban Design, AIA – Former Lecturer, Architectural Design, University of California at Berkeley.  Licensed Architect, State of California.  Former Co-chair, Housing and Neighborhood Design, AIA, East Bay (San Francisco) Chapter.  Co-author Good Neighbors: Affordable Family Housing (1996).
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:  "I have always thought that the gov't. was turning a blind eye but dismissed their direct involvement. This is hard to swallow but is a very convincing argument. My only question is, if these charges were placed, why haven't the perps been ID'd/come forward? It is a hell of a secret to hold all these years."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

 

 

Irwin Luckman, B.Arch
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Irwin Luckman, B.Arch – Former Professor, School of Architecture, University of Veracruz, Mexico.  Retired Licensed Architect, State of California.  Former Chief of Plans, Design and Construction, and then General Manager, East Bay Regional Park District, (over 50 parks totaling ~100,000 acres in the San Francisco Bay Area, California).  Environmental Planner.  Former U.S. Army Infantry in World War II.
  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

 

 

Malcolm D. MacNair, BA,
M Urban Planning

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Malcolm D. MacNair, BA, M Urban Planning – Former faculty member Universities of Pittsburgh, North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Ball State School of Architecture and Planning. Urban and Regional Planner with over 20 years professional overseas experience in international development consulting for the World Bank, U.S. Agency for International Development, Japan International Cooperation Agency, and other international development organizations.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition: 

    "I have seen buildings collapsed in Cairo and Alexandria Egypt from insufficient re-bar or from building of additional stories beyond original structural requirement. They pancaked in the same symmetrical manner as a professionally demolished building. Buildings bombed in the Canal Zone had some shell remaining, unlike WTC3."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

Kenneth Sowden, MA
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Kenneth Sowden, MA
– Instructor, Mathematics, West Hills Community College.

  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."

 

 

 

 

Albrecht Schott, PhD
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Albrecht Schott, PhD – Retired Professor of Chemistry, Free University of Berlin.  Director of the World Depleted Uranium Centre (WoDUC) in Berlin, Germany, a scientific non-governmental organization focused on basic research, diagnosis, and treatment of DU-poisoned persons, as well as land decontamination procedures.
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org


  • Website: http://www.woduc.de

 

 

 

 

Giuseppe Vitiello, PhD
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Giuseppe Vitiello, PhD – Professor of Theoretical Physics, University of Salerno and Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN).  Author of more than 100 scientific articles regarding theoretical physics and also biological systems.  Co-author of Quantum Mechanics (1985).  Author of My Double Unveiled (2001).  Co-editor of Brain and Being:  At the Boundary Between Science, Philosophy, Language and Arts (2004).
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org

 

 

 

 

Angelo Baracca
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Angelo Baracca – Associate Professor of Physics, University of Florence.  Co-author of Statistical Mechanics (1998).  Contributing author to Physics Before and After Einstein (2005).
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org

 

 

 

 

Timothy B. Becher, B.Arch, AIA
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Timothy B. Becher, B.Arch, AIA – Instructor of Architecture, Department of Engineering and Technology, Cuesta College.  Licensed Architect, State of California.  Member, American Institute of Architects.  35-year professional career.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "Everyone who has completed an accredited Architectural program has studied physics, properties of materials, and statics as minimum conditions of receiving a baccalaureate degree.  Engineering students receive an even more rigorous education and training.

    As a licensed Architect or engineer we have received practical experience and relatively rigorous testing.  If we can suspend our belief systems, and look at this "event" as a set of physical causes and effects, we will find much evidence to hypothesize causes other than those expressed by the "Official" reports of what occurred on September 11, 2001.

    For my part, I am expecting information at the level at which I was trained and tested in order to have the right and privilege to practice Architecture California."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

 

Cyrus A. Bryant
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Cyrus A. Bryant – Retired Professor of Physics, Math, and Astronomy, Johnson State College (VT). Former Adjunct Professor of Physics, University of Vermont. Former medical researcher, Department of Physiology, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. Member (Viola), Vermont Philharmonic Orchestra.
  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "We, the undersigned Vermonters, hereby call for a new, truly independent, and rigorous investigation to uncover the truth surrounding the events of September 11, 2001. We believe that the official story is highly problematic and that a full inquiry into its many contradictions, omissions, and distortions, and those of the 9/11 Commission Report, is warranted." http://www.vt911.org/Investigation%20Supporters.htm
PHILOSOPHY, RELIGION AND THEOLOGY

 

 

David Ray Griffin

David Ray Griffin, PhD


David Ray Griffin, PhD
– Professor Emeritus of Philosophy of Religion and Theology and Co-director of the Center for Process Studies at the Claremont School of Theology. One of the founding thinkers of Process Theology. Recent books include; God, Power, and Evil: A Process Theodicy (2004), Two Great Truths: A New Synthesis of Scientific Naturalism and Christian Faith (2004), Religion and Scientific Naturalism (2000), and Reenchantment without Supernaturalism (2000), Unsnarling the World-Knot: Consciousness, Freedom, and the Mind-Body Problem (1998), Parapsychology, Philosophy, and Spirituality (1997).  Editor of the SUNY series in Constructive Postmodern Thought.  Author and editor of several books that question the official account of 9/11, including; The New Pearl Harbor (2004), The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions (2004),    9/11 and American Empire (Vol I) – Intellectuals Speak Out (2006), Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11: A Call to Reflection and Action (2006), The American Empire and the Commonwealth of God (2006), Debunking 9/11 Debunking: An Answer to Popular Mechanics and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory (2007), 9/11 Contradictions: An Open Letter to Congress and the Press (2008), The New Pearl Harbor Revisited: 9/11, the Cover-Up, and the Exposé (2008).
  • Video of Speech 9/14/06: "The official story is false. ... Now why is the official theory an outrageous conspiracy theory?  Because every one of the major elements in it can easily be shown to be false." http://youtube.com/watch?v=-y6OSkDH4nk


  • Essay: "The 9/11 Commission Report tells many lies about particular issues. This point is implied by my critique's subtitle, 'Omissions and Distortions.' ... Given these two types of lies, it might be wondered how many lies are contained in The 9/11 Commission Report. I do not know. But, deciding to see how many lies I had discussed in my book, I found that I had identified over 100 of them. Once I had made the list, it occurred to me that others might find this summary helpful. Hence this article." [List of 115 lies follows.] http://www.serend


  • Member: Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement

    "When faced with actions that conflict with the universal moral principle that we should not do to others what we would not want done to ourselves or our loved ones, members of faith communities have a responsibility to voice their opposition to those actions. Many religious leaders throughout history have publicly challenged morally unacceptable practices---recently, for example, in the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements.

    A significant moral challenge has emerged due to glaring discrepancies between the official version of the events of September 11, 2001, and the results of extensive independent research by individuals with relevant scientific or professional expertise. . . . As a result of this extensive research carried out by scientists and professionals, it can now be seen that the official account of 9/11 is false beyond any reasonable doubt. ... Because the false account of 9/11 has led to [numerous] evils, it is incumbent on religious leaders, once they realize that the official account is a lie, to speak out."


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article


  • Bio:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Ray_Griffin


  • Website: http://davidraygriffin.com

 

 

James Fetzer

James Fetzer, PhD


James Fetzer, PhD
– Distinguished McKnight University Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota.  Former Captain, U.S. Marine Corps.  He has published more than 100 articles and reviews and authored, co-authored, and edited over 20 books on the philosophy of science, the theory of knowledge, and the theoretical foundations of computer science, artificial intelligence, and cognitive science, including:   Foundations of Philosophy of Science: Recent Developments (1993), Minds and Machines : Journal for Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy, and Cognitive Science (1997), Philosophy, Mind, and Cognitive Inquiry, Resources for Understanding Mental Processes (2001), Computers and Cognition: Why Minds are not Machines (2002), Consciousness Evolving (Advances in Consciousness Research) (2002), Science, Explanation, and Rationality: The Philosophy of Carl G. Hempel (2003), The Evolution of Intelligence (2004), Render Unto Darwin: Philosophical Aspects of the Christian Right's Crusade Against Science (2007).

  • Essay 9/11: Rational Beliefs are not Paranoid 12/8/06:
    "The impact of the planes cannot have caused enough damage to bring the [World Trade Center] buildings down, since the buildings were designed to withstand them (as Frank De Martini, the project manager, has observed), the planes that hit were very similar to those they were designed to withstand, and they continued to stand after those impacts with negligible effects. ...

    WTC-7 came down in a classic controlled demolition at 5:20 PM/ET after Larry Silverstein suggested the best thing to do might be to "pull it", displaying all the characteristics of classic controlled demolitions: a complete, abrupt, and total collapse into its own footprint, where the floors are all falling at the same time, and so forth, an event so embarrassing to the official account that it is not even mentioned in THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT.

    [Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.]


  • The hit point at the Pentagon was too small to accommodate a 100-ton airliner with a 125-foot wingspan and a tail that stands 44 feet above the ground; the kind and quantity of debris was wrong for a Boeing 757: no wings, no fuselage, no seats, no bodies, no luggage, no tail! Which means that the building was not hit by a Boeing 757. ...

    There are more, especially about the alleged hijackers, including that they were not competent to fly the planes and their names were not on any passenger manifest. Several have turned up alive and well and living in the Middle East. The government has not even produced their tickets as evidence that they actually could have boarded the aircraft they are alleged to have hijacked. Did Osama call from a cave in Afghanistan and charge them to his MasterCard?" http://www.scholarsfor911truth

  • Co-founder Scholars for 9/11 Truth: Association Statement: "Research proves the current administration has been dishonest about what happened in New York and Washington, D.C. The World Trade Center was almost certainly brought down by controlled demolitions and that the available relevant evidence casts grave doubt on the government's official story about the attack on the Pentagon."


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Fetzer

 

 

William Sloane Coffin

Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr.


Rev. William Sloane Coffin, Jr.
(1924 - 2006) – Stephen Edward Scarff Memorial Visiting Professor of Religious Studies, Lawrence University 1995 - 1997. Ordained Presbyterian minister. Chaplain of Yale University, 1958 - 1975. Senior Minister, Riverside Church, New York City, 1978 - 1987. President emeritus of SANE/FREEZE: Campaign for Global Security.

Captain, U.S. Army Intelligence, World War II. CIA case officer, 1950 - 1953. He grew increasingly disillusioned with the role of the CIA and the United States due to events including the CIA's involvement in overthrowing Prime Minister Mohammed Mossadegh of Iran in 1953, followed by the CIA's orchestration of the coup that removed President Jacobo Arbenz in Guatemala in 1954. He was terribly dismayed when he learned in 1964 of the history of French and U.S. involvement in South Vietnam and how it differed from what the U.S. government public position was, especially regarding broken promises to hold a referendum in the south about unification with North Vietnam. He was in early opposition to the Vietnam War and became famous for his anti-war activities and his civil rights activism.

Author of The Collected Sermons of William Sloane Coffin, Jr. Vol 1 & 2 (2008), A Passion for the Possible (2007), Letters to a Young Doubter (2005), Credo (2003), The Heart Is a Little to the Left: Essays on Public Morality (1999), Living the Truth in a World of Illusions (1985), The Courage to Love (1982), Once to Every Man: A Memoir autobiography (1977), Civil Disobedience: Aid or Hindrance to Justice (1972 with Morris Kleiman).

  • Article William Sloane Coffin Can Rest in Peace by Kevin Barrett:

    "William Sloane Coffin spoke out for 9/11 truth before he died. ...

    William Sloane Coffin will surely rest in peace. During his remarkable lifetime, Coffin took on the greatest evils of his society—racism and imperialist war—and waged an all-out spiritual battle against them. He rode with the Freedom Riders protesting segregation, led a campaign of civil disobedience against the Vietnam War, headed the SANE-Freeze campaign against nuclear weapons, and—in what may one day be viewed as the capstone to his career—spoke out for 9/11 truth shortly before his death.

    Here is William Sloane Coffin’s final statement:

    'Professor David Ray Griffin is a retired theologian with a well deserved reputation for the thoroughness of his research. Shocked by 9/11 and its subsequent related events, he not only pored over various American articles, but beyond that, investigated English, French, German and other European and Asian interpretations of the same event. The result consists of exceedingly provocative questions with implied answers quite at variance with Washington official accounts! All Americans who love their country enough to dig into the facts of these critical times will be well rewarded by examining Professor Griffin's books, The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11 and The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions.

    9/11 Truth is a very important issue with the power to bring lasting change to our country.'

                         - William Sloane Coffin"

    http://www.mujca.com/williamsloanecoffin.htm


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Sloane_Coffin

 

 

Rosemary Radford Ruether

Rosemary Radford Ruether, PhD


Rosemary Radford Ruether, PhD
– Professor Emerita of Feminist Theology, Pacific School of Religion and Graduate Theological Union.  Author and editor of numerous books on feminism and religion, including; Sexism and God-Talk: Towards a Feminist Theology (1993), In Our Own Voices: Four Centuries of American Women's Religious Writing (1996), Women and Redemption: A Theological History (1998), Christianity and Ecology: Seeking the Well-Being of Earth and Humans (2000), Christianity and the Making of the Modern Family (2001), The Wrath of Jonah: The Crisis of Religious Nationalism in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (2002), Interpreting the Postmodern: Responses to "Radical Orthodoxy" (2006),  Encyclopedia of Women And Religion in North America (2006).

  • Essay: "Until recently I dismissed the suggestions that the Bush administration might have been complicit in allowing 9/11 to happen as groundless "conspiracy theory." ... Thus it was with some skepticism that I agreed to read the new book written by David Ray Griffin ... that argues the case for just such complicity ... The New Pearl Harbor. ...

    Griffin writes in a precise and careful fashion, avoiding inflammatory rhetoric. He argues for a high probability for the Bush's administrations complicity with allowing and facilitating the attacks, based not on any one conclusive piece of evidence, but the sheer accumulation of all of the data. He concludes by calling for a genuinely independent investigative effort that would examine all this evidence. ...

    I personally found Griffin's book both convincing and chilling. If the complicity of the Bush Administration to which he points is true, then Americans have a far greater problem on their hands than even the more ardent anti-war critics have imagined. If the administration that would do this, what else would they do to maintain and expand their power?" http://www.thewitness.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php


  • Bio:http://www.cgu.edu/pages/3563.asp

 

 

John Cobb

John B. Cobb, Jr., PhD


John B. Cobb, Jr., PhD
– Professor Emeritus of Theology and Co-Director of the Center for Process Studies at the Claremont School of Theology . One of the founding philosophers of Process Theology.  Fullbright Professor at the University of Mainz, Visiting Professor at Vanderbilt, Harvard, and Chicago Divinity Schools. Author, co-author, and editor of numerous books on religion, including; Biblical Preaching on the Death of Jesus (1989), The Structure of Christian Existence (1990), For the Common Good co-authored with Herman Daly and winner of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order (1991), Sustaining the Common Good : A Christian Perspective on the Global Economy (1994), Christ in a Pluralistic Age (1999), Speaking of Religion & Politics (2000), God and the World (2001), Essentials of Christian Theology (2003),.The Call of the Spirit: Process Spirituality in a Relational World (2005).  Co-editor of 911 and American Empire (Vol II) – Christians, Jews and Muslims Speak Out (2006).

  • Member: Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement

    "When faced with actions that conflict with the universal moral principle that we should not do to others what we would not want done to ourselves or our loved ones, members of faith communities have a responsibility to voice their opposition to those actions. Many religious leaders throughout history have publicly challenged morally unacceptable practices---recently, for example, in the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements.

    A significant moral challenge has emerged due to glaring discrepancies between the official version of the events of September 11, 2001, and the results of extensive independent research by individuals with relevant scientific or professional expertise. . . . As a result of this extensive research carried out by scientists and professionals, it can now be seen that the official account of 9/11 is false beyond any reasonable doubt. ... Because the false account of 9/11 has led to [numerous] evils, it is incumbent on religious leaders, once they realize that the official account is a lie, to speak out."


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_B._Cobb%2C_Jr.
  • CV: http://www.ctr4process.org/about/CoDirectors/cobb_cv.pdf

 

 

Joseph Hough

Joseph C. Hough, Jr., PhD


Joseph C. Hough, Jr., PhD
– President of the Faculty and William E. Dodge Professor of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University.  Former Dean, Vanderbilt Divinity School.  Ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, Congregational.  Author of Christian Identity and Theological Education (1985), Beyond Clericalism: The Congregation As a Focus for Theological Education (1988), Theology and the University (1991), The Theological Work of the University Scholar (1992).

  • Member: Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement

    "When faced with actions that conflict with the universal moral principle that we should not do to others what we would not want done to ourselves or our loved ones, members of faith communities have a responsibility to voice their opposition to those actions. Many religious leaders throughout history have publicly challenged morally unacceptable practices---recently, for example, in the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements.

    A significant moral challenge has emerged due to glaring discrepancies between the official version of the events of September 11, 2001, and the results of extensive independent research by individuals with relevant scientific or professional expertise. . . . As a result of this extensive research carried out by scientists and professionals, it can now be seen that the official account of 9/11 is false beyond any reasonable doubt. ... Because the false account of 9/11 has led to [numerous] evils, it is incumbent on religious leaders, once they realize that the official account is a lie, to speak out."


  • Endorsement of The New Pearl Harbor: "Griffin's The New Pearl Harbor ought to be read by any American who values our democracy and understands the importance of retaining the basic trust of the people for any such democracy to survive over time." http://physics911.ca


  • Bio: http://www.uts.columbia.edu/index.php?id=319

 

 

John McMurtry

John McMurtry, PhD


John McMurtry, PhD
– Professor of Philosophy and University Professor Emeritus, University of Guelph.  Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.  Author of six books dealing with public policy issues, including: Value Wars: The Global Market Versus the Life Economy, and Unequal Freedoms: The Global Market As an Ethical System.

  • Contributor to 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out 8/23/06: "The documented details that expose 9/11 denial will not be repeated here, because this volume and others have already reported them.  They are impressively massive in confirming – and are not balanced by any facts disconfirming – the long open pathway to the attacks and the blocking of all independent inquiry since then."


  • Signatory: Petition For An Independent International 9/11 Truth Commission. "[T]he Bush administration has never offered a detailed and documented account of its claims about the events of 9-11 which have allegedly revolutionized human affairs. Nor has it explained obvious and serious discrepancies in its own statements and actions. No systematic proof has ever been published or offered as to who the terrorists were, how they operated, where they came from, and why they were not stopped. ...

    The Kean-Hamilton panel’s limited funding from Congress makes a mockery of the tragedy of 9-11, considering that it is only a small fraction of the huge sums spent to investigate Bill Clinton.

    We therefore call upon statesmen, thinkers, journalists, investigators, artists, scientists, jurists, academics, humanitarians, religious leaders, activists and other eminent personalities from around the world to form an Independent International Truth Commission dedicated to preventing unproven assertions about 9-11 from setting the stage for a new world conflagration." http://iitc.911review.org/


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Research proves the current administration has been dishonest about what happened in New York and Washington, D.C. The World Trade Center was almost certainly brought down by controlled demolitions and that the available relevant evidence casts grave doubt on the government's official story about the attack on the Pentagon."


  • Bio: http://www.uoguelph.ca/philosophy/faculty

 

 

Daniel Berrigan

Fr. Daniel Berrigan, SJ


Fr. Daniel Berrigan, SJ – Poet in Residence, Fordham University.  Lecturer, Instructor, and Visiting Scholar at several colleges and universities, 1980 - 2000.  Roman Catholic priest, Society of Jesus (Jesuits).  Former Associate Director, United Religious Work, Cornell University.  Internationally renowned activist for peace and social justice; arrested dozens of times for acts of civil disobedience.  Twice nominated for Nobel Peace Prize.  Brother of peace activist Philip Berrigan.

Recipient of numerous awards for his efforts, including: The War Resisters League Peace Award (1974), Thomas Merton Award (1988), Pax Christi USA Pope Paul VI Teacher of Peace Award (1989), The Peace Abbey Courage of Conscience Award (1992), and The Pacem in Terris Award, (1993).

Poet, playwright and author of more than 50 books, including 15 volumes of poetry.  His first volume of poetry, Time Without Number (1957) was nominated for the National Book Award and won the prestigious Lamont Prize for Poetry from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  More recently author of To Dwell in Peace: an Autobiography (2007) and The Kings and Their Gods: The Pathology of Power (2008).
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the
    "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation.
    " [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org

  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Berrigan

 

 

Carter Heyward

Carter Heyward, PhD


Carter Heyward, PhD
– Howard Chandler Robbins Professor Emerita of Theology, Episcopal Divinity School, Cambridge, MA.  Author of Saving Jesus from Those Who Are Right: Rethinking What It Means to Be Christian (1998), A Priest Forever: One Woman's Controversial Ordination in the Episcopal Church (1999), When Boundaries Betray Us (2000), Staying Power: Reflections on Gender, Justice, and Compassion (2001), God in the Balance: Christian Spirituality in Times of Terror (2002).

  • Endorsement Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11: A Call to Reflection and Action: "Are we brave enough to read this nerve-wracking book, one of the most important theological texts of our time? Rooted in the longstanding belief that Christians share responsibility for shaping a more justice-loving world, Griffin makes a strong case that the real "conspiracy theory" about 9/11 is the Bush Administration’s silly notion that nineteen young Arab men could have pulled it off. Griffin helps us wrestle with questions that are almost too much to bear, yet which may empower us, if we dare, to build a more truthful and, over time, more deeply moral nation and world." http://www.miraesoft.com


  • Bio: http://www.eds.edu/sec.asp?cat=78&page=74

 

 

Hans Koechler

Hans Köchler, Dr. Phil., Dr. h.c.


Hans Köchler, Dr. Phil., Dr. h.c.
Professor of Philosophy and Chairman of the Department of Philosophy, University of Innsbruck, Austria.  Visiting Professor, Polytechnic University of the Philippines, Manila.  Life Fellow, International Academy for Philosophy. 

Founder and President of the International Progress Organization, a non-governmental organization in consultative status with the United Nations.  Since 1988 Coordinator of the International Committee for Palestinian Human Rights (ICPHR).  Co-founder of the European Ombudsman Institute in 1988.  Vice-Chairman of the Jamahir Society for Culture and Philosophy and Chairman of the Society's Editorial Board 1991 - 2004.  Member of the International Advisory Panel of the Center for Civilizational Dialogue at the University of Malaya (Kuala Lumpur) 1997 - 2000.  Convenor (Austria) of the International Movement for a Just World (JUST) 1997 - 2004, and since 2004 Member of the movement's International Advisory Panel.  Founding member of "The Cultural Meeting of East and West: The Occident and Islam − International Association of Scholars" (Boston, USA, 2005).  Member of the Advisory Board of Co-existence of Civilizations (Denmark, 2006), of the International Coordinating Committee of the World Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilizations" (Moscow and Vienna, 2006), and of the Editorial Board of the international academic journal Hekmat va Falsafeh (Wisdom and Philosophy), published by the Philosophy Department of Allameh Tabatabaii University, Iran.  Member of the Doctoral Grants Committee of the Austrian Academy of Sciences 2000 - 2006.  And member of numerous other prestigious international organizations.

Recipient of numerous international honors and awards for his scholarly research and his efforts to achieve justice, democracy, and world peace.  Author of more than 300 books, reports and scholarly articles primarily pertaining to the philosophy of politics and justice.  A list of his extensive publications can be found here.
  • Article 9/11 May Have Been an Insiders’ Job 2/21/08: "In a significant observation many-time UN contributor and international observer Professor Hans Koechler said “9/11 may have been an insider’s job” in response to a question from one of the delegates attending his lecture 'The Global War on Terror - Contradictions of an Imperial Strategy' last night at the Trades Hall in Auckland.

    “I am not a boy - I am 59. There are many inconsistencies and inaccuracies in the official version of events. Those who could not handle a Cessna pulled off 9/11,” he said.

    But he was quick to note that the official version has to be challenged. Quoting David Ray Griffin he said these events, in terms of destruction caused, these incidents cannot have been exclusively organized by a shadowy network of Mujahedeen from the remote places of the globe. ...

    During the course of his lecture he recalled the detailed and precise questions asked on 11 January 2008 by Yukihisa Fujita, member of Japan’s House of Councillors (Senate) and Director of the Senate’s Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, about the 9/11 attacks as the origin of the war on terror are a rare exception."  http://www.scoop.co.nz


  • Essay The Global War on Terror and the Metaphysical Enemy 2/4/08:

    "Under the prevailing circumstances, mere appeals to the conscience of mankind will not be sufficient to reverse the obvious trend towards escalation [of alienation between Islam and the West].  Due to the pervasive indoctrination of the general population, including the so-called “intelligentsia,” about the danger of Islam to civilization as such, solemn proclamations of the merits of “dialogue” can in no way be effective.

    To understand the magnitude of the problem, we must not overlook the fact that the indoctrination is mainly based on the “official” conspiracy theory about the perpetrators of the 9/11 atrocities.  Regrettable as it may be, the official version is still not widely scrutinized – whether due to collective naïveté or mere opportunism.  The detailed and precise questions asked on 11 January 2008 by Yukihisa Fujita, member of Japan’s House of Councillors (Senate) and Director of the Senate’s Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence, about the 9/11 attacks as the origin of the war on terror are a rare exception.  The total silence about Mr. Fujita’s intervention before the Committee (that was broadcast live on Japan’s public NHK television channel) in the Western corporate media is a telling example of the lack of courage in front a powerful political establishment." http://www.hanskoechler.com


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org


  • Website: http://www.hanskoechler.com

 

 

Gianni Vattimo

Gianni Vattimo


Gianni Vattimo
– Member of European Parliament, 1999 - 2004 (Italy).  Committee on Citizens' Freedoms and Rights, Justice and Home Affairs.  Committee on Employment and Social Affairs. Committee on Culture, Youth, Education, the Media and Sport.

One of Italy's foremost contemporary philosophers.  Internationally recognized author, philosopher, and politician.  Professor of Philosophy  and former Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, University of Turin.  Former visiting professor, Yale University, University of California at Los Angeles, New York University, and State University of New York.  Speaker and presenter at numerous seminars and conferences at various universities worldwide.  Member of the Academy of Sciences in Turin.  Recipient of honorary degrees from several universities.  Author of hundreds of scholarly articles and more than a dozen books about philosophy, ethics, religion, and politics.  An extensive list of his publications can be found here.
  • Signatory: 9/11: Breaking the Wall of Silence Petition 12/07, which states:

    "September 11, 2001 has changed the course of history and changed the entire global framework.  Following the tragic and spectacular attack, which killed three thousand innocent people, most of the truisms of western culture have been shattered.  9/11 was followed by a U.S. offensive that has already produced two wars and changed not only the geopolitics of entire areas of the planet, but also the balance of power that had evolved over the previous decades.

    Although the attack has been responsible for changing the world with remarkable speed, a comprehensive explanation of the events of September 11, and their planning, took over three years to be drafted by a commission of inquiry authorized by the Congress of the United States.  And a single entity has been judged to be entirely responsible and condemned to life imprisonment.

    However a careful analysis reveals that the official version of 9/11 is not only deficient in dozens of essential points, but in dozens of other points it is demonstrably false.

    These falsehoods, the reluctance to begin the investigation, and the apparent inconsistencies of the official story, raise most serious questions.  There is no need to lie when the truth is clear. So, if the official powers lie, this means that they want to prevent the emergence of truth.  And the deceit indicates that the alleged suicide bombers did not act alone and that they had powerful allies at various levels of the U.S. establishment: in the institutions responsible for defending the security of the country. ...

    Faced with so many inexplicable oddities surrounding such a crucial event in our common history, we must ask questions and seek answers.  Many have done just that in the last several years and a huge amount of facts, data analysis, and images has already been collected and placed under the scrutiny of rigorous testing.  They confirmed all the suspicions.  We intend to add our own contribution to this work, aware that peace and democracy are in serious danger until these efforts manage to shed light on who was responsible and in what exact manner the terrorist attacks of September 11 were made. ...

    We are aware that assessments of the extent of official complicity in September 11 may vary considerably.  However we are compelled by our conviction of the need for an independent investigation and because of the enormity of these implications that it is absolutely essential.  We do this on behalf of the victims, foremost, but also to defend world peace and the lives of citizens, whose civil and human rights were seriously undermined, as a result of September 11, as were the fundamental conventions of international law."  The full text of the original petition in Italian is available at http://www.zerofilm.info


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gianni_Vattimo


  • Website: http://www.giannivattimo.it/

 

 

Gerald Slusser

Rev. Gerald H. Slusser, PhD


Rev. Gerald H. Slusser, PhD
– Professor Emeritus, Theology and Education, Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis.  Past President, Association of Professors and Researchers in Religious Education.  Author or co-author of From Jung to Jesus: Myth and Consciousness in the New Testament (1986), Technology: The God That Failed: The Environmental Catastrophe (1971), A Christian Look at Secular Society (1968), A Dynamic Approach to Church Education (1968), The Local Church in Transition; Theology,Education,and Ministry (1964).

  • Review of The New Pearl Harbor 4/12/04: "A new book written by David Ray Griffin, a professor of theology at Claremont School of Theology, raises significant and pungent questions about the involvement of the Bush administration in the tragedy now known as 9/11. This book reads like a fine detective novel. Nonetheless, its author has done his research very carefully and it is in the marshalling of the evidence that the suspense is created. It is difficult to overestimate the importance of this book in bringing to our attention facts that challenge any attempt of the administration to explain away its responsibility, or even complicity, in the events of 9/11. Whatever you now think of the Bush administration and its handling of 9/11, this book is must, essential reading because it presents in careful, scholarly manner facts that have to be dealt with in any further analysis of the 9/11 tragedy and its aftermath, the war on terrorism. ...

    In closing this review I want to make two comments. First is to commend Professor Griffin for an independent, careful and systematic examination of the evidence. He has set before us sufficient data on which to base an impartial opinion of the 9/11 event. Secondly, the conclusions of this book make it abundantly clear that we have the greatest problem in our history on our hands, far greater than the Nixon Watergate scandal. We seem to be being led like sheep into an imperialist stance in which America is to rule the world for the sake of American business and profit." http://www.amazon.com

 

 

Robert Ellwood

Robert S. Ellwood, PhD

 

Gracia Fay Ellwood

Gracia Fay Ellwood, PhD


Robert S. Ellwood, PhD
and Gracia Fay Ellwood, PhD

Robert S. Ellwood, PhD – Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Religion, University of Southern California.  Currently Faculty Member, Holmes Institute.  Author and editor of over 25 books on religion, including; The Encyclopedia of World Religions (1998 - 2007), Religions of the World (9th Edition 2004), The Dictionary of Religion (2001)1950: Crossroads of American Religious Life (2000), The Politics of Myth (1999), Mysticism and Religion (1998), The Fifties Spiritual Marketplace (1997), Many People, Many Faiths (1995), The Sixties Spiritual Awakening (1994). 


Gracia Fay Ellwood, PhD – Former Instructor, Evansville University and California State University at Long Beach.  Author of The Uttermost Deep (2001) Batter My Heart (1988).  Editor of The Peaceable Table.

  • Review of The New Pearl Harbor 3/28/04: " 'Life is short, and the list of conspiracy theories is long,' says this author. So, why does he ask us to spend time on yet another supposedly far-out tale? A good initial reason is that he is David Ray Griffin, known from his other works to be an extremely meticulous and disciplined scholar and researcher. Carefully scrutinizing the evidence of the attacks of 9-11, the official explanations, and the work of critics, he presents the reader with numerous and disturbing questions. ...

    Griffin does not claim to have the final answers, only to have made a strong case that an independent, well-funded investigation is desperately needed. He makes his case a hundred times over." http://www.amazon.com


  • Review of The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions 5/13/05: "Like its predecessor The New Pearl Harbor, David Ray Griffin's The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions challenges the received explanation of the 9/11 attacks--now given official sanction by the Commission--with an Everest of evidence showing the probable complicity of high-level members of the military and the present Administration. ...

    In the Introduction Griffin gives a key reason why the supposedly impartial Commission, staffed by five Republicans and five Democrats, carried out a highly partial investigation and produced a report that amounts to a coverup. A pivotal reason for this is that the commission's executive director, who "pick[ed] the areas of investigation, the briefing materials, the topics for hearings, the witnesses, and the lines of questioning . . ." was Philip Zelikow, who was deeply involved in the Bush administration. It is hardly surprising, therefore, that of the two main competing theories explaining 9/11--that Al Qaeda terrorists carried out the attacks alone, or that crucial US military and government figures were complicit--only the first is examined. The second theory is not considered, the evidence for it ignored or distorted." http://www.amazon.com


  • Robert S. Ellwood Bio: http://www-rcf.usc.edu/~ellwood/
  • Gracia Fay Ellwood Bio: http://www.search.com/reference

 

 

Benjamin Urmston

Fr. Benjamin Urmston, PhD, SJ


Fr. Benjamin J. Urmston, MA Phil, STL Theology, M. Religious Education, PhD Peace Studies, SJ
– Founder and Director Emeritus of Peace and Justice Programs, Xavier University.  Roman Catholic priest, Society of Jesus (Jesuits).   Former host of the weekly radio show Faith and Justice Forum (28 years). Veteran, U.S. Army, 86th Infantry Division, World War II.
  • Personal statement regarding 9/11:

    "It takes a great deal of Ignatian spiritual freedom and courage to read and listen to Dr. David Ray Griffin in Christian Faith and the Truth about 9/11.  Can faith interface with a planned take-over of our nation by the media, corporations, and the government?  Were the teachings of Jesus on the dignity of each person opposed to the notion of empire that existed when he brought his life and his message to our world?  Was Jesus crucified because of His opposition to Empire?  Read also The New Pearl Harbor; The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions; and Debunking 911Debunking. ...

    The 9/11 Truth Coalition includes Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, engineers, architects, scholars, veterans, airplane pilots, most of the relatives of the victims, most of the fire and police departments and FBI (all of which latter three groups are afraid to speak out) etc. etc.  Some have spoken out and have been ridiculed and dismissed as crazy, even fired or threatened.  One of the greatest crimes in history has been committed and no one has been prosecuted.  The FBI says it has no legal case against Osama Bin Ladin.  The latter’s “confession” on a poor quality video is obviously not him.  If some of Al-Qaida do take credit for out-witting the world’s greatest super-power, it increases its standing and membership. ...

    How can doing research into 9/11 be a call from God?  Another false flag operation may precede the 2008 elections causing even more panic and fear. ...

    See also http://www.cincinnati911truth.org/  and Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth  http://www.ae911truth.org/.   410 architectural and engineering professionals and over 2000 other supporters including A&E students have signed the petition demanding of Congress a truly independent investigation.

    If the evidence is so clear, why don't more people know about it?  911 Truth people feel that the Principalities and Powers including the media do not even want to discuss it because the global economy is so fragile that the truth would cause such a lack of confidence in the system that the truth would lead to a global financial collapse.  However, 911 Truth think that not revealing the truth will cause an even greater evil, an ecological disaster.  It's evident to them that no matter who is elected, there will only be small changes.  The world needs such basic changes that only the truth will set us free.  If we don’t challenge this false flag operation, the next time they will be more clever and efficient."  Link


  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    " I'm not an engineering expert, but there is so much unexplained in the official explanation that a truly independent investigation is needed now before the November elections and before another similar event is used as a pretext for a 'war' against Iran."  http://www.ae911truth.org  


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • Member: Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement

    "When faced with actions that conflict with the universal moral principle that we should not do to others what we would not want done to ourselves or our loved ones, members of faith communities have a responsibility to voice their opposition to those actions. Many religious leaders throughout history have publicly challenged morally unacceptable practices---recently, for example, in the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements.

    A significant moral challenge has emerged due to glaring discrepancies between the official version of the events of September 11, 2001, and the results of extensive independent research by individuals with relevant scientific or professional expertise. . . . As a result of this extensive research carried out by scientists and professionals, it can now be seen that the official account of 9/11 is false beyond any reasonable doubt. ... Because the false account of 9/11 has led to [numerous] evils, it is incumbent on religious leaders, once they realize that the official account is a lie, to speak out."


  • Webpage: http://www.xu.edu/peace/ben.htm

 

 

Richard Horsley

Richard A. Horsley, PhD


Richard A. Horsley, PhD
– Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Former Chair of the Department of the Study of Religion, University of Massachusetts, Boston. Author of more than fifty articles and a dozen books on religion and society, including; Christian Origins: A People's History Of Christianity (2006), Religion and Empire: People, Power, and the Life of the Spirit (2003), Jesus and Empire: The Kingdom of God and the New World Disorder (2002).

  • Endorsement of Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11  7/1/06: "Do American Christians want the United States to act like the New Rome, invading other countries to impose its imperial rule and its control of other peoples’ resources? That, however, is just what the US is doing, increasingly so since 9/11, explains David Griffin. In this gripping summary of evidence for the truth behind 9/11 and the 9/11 Commission report, Griffin makes a compelling case that the imperial practices of the American government have become a destructive force in the world. And he clarifies the biblical and theological basis for Christians to challenge the resurgent American imperialism that often claims divine blessing on its destructive actions." http://www.amazon.com

 

 

Walter Wink

Walter Wink, PhD


Walter Wink, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Biblical Interpretation at Auburn Theological Seminary in New York City.  Former Associate Professor, Union Theological Seminary in New York City.  Former Peace Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace.  Author of hundreds of articles and author and editor of numerous books on Christian theology and society, including: Engaging the Powers: Discernment and Resistance in a World of Domination (1992), When the Powers Fall: Reconciliation in the Healing of Nations (1998), The Powers That Be:Theology for a New Millennium (1999), The Human Being: Jesus and the Enigma of the Son of the Man (2001), John the Baptist in the Gospel Tradition (2001), Jesus and Nonviolence: A Third Way (2003).  Editor of Homosexuality and Christian Faith: Questions of Conscience for the Churches (1999), Peace Is The Way: Writings on Nonviolence from the Fellowship of Reconciliation ( 2000).
  • Endorser of a New Investigation into 9/11 as described in the New York City Ballot Initiative 11/08: "Petition to Create a NYC Independent Commission with Subpoena Power to Conduct a Comprehensive and Fact-Driven Investigation of All Relevant Aspects of the Tragic Events of September 11, 2001 and Issue a Report.

    WHEREAS, many New York City voters believe that there remain many unanswered questions critical to establishing the truth about all relevant events leading up to, during and subsequent to the tragic attacks occurring on September 11, 2001 (“9/11”), and

    WHEREAS, no prior investigation by any New York City agency or any other governmental entity has resulted in the citizens being provided with those critical answers or information necessary to establish the truth about those tragic events, ...

    An independent, temporary New York City commission (the “Commission”) is hereby created to conduct a comprehensive, factdriven investigation into the events that took place on 9/11, as well as to thoroughly examine related events before and after the attacks, including any activities attempting to hide, cover up, impede or obstruct any investigation into these 9/11 events, following wherever the facts may lead. The Commission shall publish one or more reports of their findings."


  • Member: Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement

    "When faced with actions that conflict with the universal moral principle that we should not do to others what we would not want done to ourselves or our loved ones, members of faith communities have a responsibility to voice their opposition to those actions. Many religious leaders throughout history have publicly challenged morally unacceptable practices---recently, for example, in the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements.

    A significant moral challenge has emerged due to glaring discrepancies between the official version of the events of September 11, 2001, and the results of extensive independent research by individuals with relevant scientific or professional expertise. . . . As a result of this extensive research carried out by scientists and professionals, it can now be seen that the official account of 9/11 is false beyond any reasonable doubt. ... Because the false account of 9/11 has led to [numerous] evils, it is incumbent on religious leaders, once they realize that the official account is a lie, to speak out."


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walter_Wink


  • Website: http://walterwink.com

 

 

Clark Kucheman

Clark A. Kucheman, PhD


Clark A. Kucheman, PhD
– Arthur V. Stoughton Professor of Christian Ethics, Claremont McKenna College.  Former Assistant Professor, Divinity School, University of Chicago.  Former Lieutenant, U.S. Air Force.  Contributing author, Ethics, Religion, and the Good Society: New Directions in a Pluralistic World(1992) and Terrorism, Justice and Social Values (1990).  Editor, The Life of Choice: Some Liberal Religious Perspectives on Morality (1978).

  • Review of The New Pearl Harbor 4/8/04: "Having been kept awake nights in the Bachelor Officer's Quarters at McGuire Air Force Base, NJ, by both Air Force and Navy jet fighters revving and taking off through the night in defense of New York City, I have wondered why, contrary to standard operating procedure, no McGuire jets were scrambled on 9/11. The standard operating procedure is to intercept aircraft that are off course or out of communication, but - even after the first tower was hit - this was not done. Having read Griffin's book, and even though he does not claim to have a conclusive answer to my question, I am beginning to understand. In fact, I am aware of and beginning to understand much much else as well. And I shudder.

    It may be too hot for the popular media to handle, but everyone - especially Air Force and Navy Air Corps veterans - should read and think carefully about the evidence and arguments considered in this book." http://www.amazon.com


  • Bio: http://academic.claremontmckenna.edu/faculty



James Goulding

James Goulding, PhD

James Goulding, PhD – Professor Emeritus of Religion and former Vice President for Academic Affairs at MacMurray College.  Adjunct Member of Religious Studies Faculty at Edgewood College.

 

 

Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki

Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki, PhD


Marjorie Hewitt Suchocki, PhD
– Professor Emerita of Theology and Co-director of the Center for Process Studies at the Claremont School of Theology.  Considered one of the leading philosophers of Process Theology.  Former professor of systematic theology and dean of Wesley Theological Seminary. Visiting professor at Vanderbilt University in 1996 and 1999, and at the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg. Author of The End of Evil (1988), God-Christ-Church: A Practical Guide to Process Theology (1989), The Fall to Violence: Original Sin in Relational Theology (1995), In God's Presence: Theological Reflections on Prayer (1996), The Whispered Word: A Theology of Preaching (1999), Divinity and Diversity: A Christian Affirmation of Religious Pluralism (2003).

 

 

David Polk

Rev. David P. Polk, PhD


Rev. David P. Polk, PhD
– Former Vice President of Christian Board of Publication and Editor-in-Chief of Chalice Press 1990 - 2003 (ret).  Former Harold Glen Brown Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry, Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University.  Also taught at Lexington Theological Seminary and at Coe, Mt. Mercy, and Drury Colleges. Former Senior Pastor, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Author, co-author, and editor of numerous books on religion, including; Chalice Praise: Pew Edition (2004), Shaken Foundations: Sermons from America's Pulpits After the Terrorist Attacks (2001), You Might Be a Disciple If (1997), And the Angels Wept: From the Pulpits of Oklahoma City After the Bombing (1995), Now What's a Christian to Do? (1994), If Only I Had Known: Dramatic Monologues for Advent and Lent (1994),  Partners in Prayer (1996), Education of the Practical Theologian (1990), On the Way to God: An Exploration into the Theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg (1988).
  • Review of Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11 10/9/06: "Discovering the courage to confront a demonic American empire  This is truly two books in one. Each half is vitally important to all Americans, but especially to those of us who wish to be identified as Christians.

    Part I explores the question of how complicit members of the Bush administration were in the tragedy of 9/11. ...

    In Part I he [David Ray Griffin] offers compelling evidence that 9/11 was an American "false flag" operation in which previously planted explosives allowed the THREE towers of the World Trade Center--including one building not even struck by the passenger jets! [WTC 7] --to implode in the manner of controlled demolitions. ... The point is that this is a vital issue about which we Americans ought to be crying loudly to be examined by some subsequent commission of inquiry that will not simply gloss over or totally ignore discrepancies, inconsistencies in testimony, and unexamined facts." http://www.amazon.com


  • [Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.]

 

 

Graeme MacQueen

Graeme MacQueen, PhD


Graeme MacQueen, PhD
– Associate Professor of Religious Studies and founding Director, Centre for Peace Studies, McMaster University (ret).

  • Interview 11/19/06: "... there’s no way those 3 towers were brought down by planes, jet fuel and fire. One tower, maybe. A structural flaw in the tower, a set of coincidences. Two towers — we’re getting into a highly unlikely situation, even though their construction was similar, because the planes hit in different ways. Three towers (including WTC 7 now, which wasn't hit by a plane), the odds against this are astronomical." http://americanbuddhist.net/node/3390


  • Essay 8/21/06: Regarding the recorded oral accounts of 503 members of the Fire Department of New York taken by the Department shortly after 9/11.  "Claims that explosions contributed to the collapses were made on 9/11 and have persisted, but studies supportive of the U.S. government’s account of events have ignored or denied these claims. ...

    We begin by facing the simple number of individual witnesses (118) and the even greater number of references, direct or indirect, in their accounts to explosions. We next have to deal with the rich, mutually supportive detail of these accounts. ... I cannot read this material without being struck by the ways in which the witnesses’ testimony is not merely cumulative but complementary and multidimensional. ...

    It appears (references are somewhat unclear) that the Commission did, in fact, make fairly extensive use of the oral histories. ... But what about all the references in the FDNY material to explosions? The Report makes no mention of them." http://www.journalof911studies.com


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."


  • Member: Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement

    "When faced with actions that conflict with the universal moral principle that we should not do to others what we would not want done to ourselves or our loved ones, members of faith communities have a responsibility to voice their opposition to those actions. Many religious leaders throughout history have publicly challenged morally unacceptable practices---recently, for example, in the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements.

    A significant moral challenge has emerged due to glaring discrepancies between the official version of the events of September 11, 2001, and the results of extensive independent research by individuals with relevant scientific or professional expertise. . . . As a result of this extensive research carried out by scientists and professionals, it can now be seen that the official account of 9/11 is false beyond any reasonable doubt. ... Because the false account of 9/11 has led to [numerous] evils, it is incumbent on religious leaders, once they realize that the official account is a lie, to speak out."


  • Bio: Appears at the end of the article at http://americanbuddhist

 

 

Jim Ackerman

Jim Ackerman, ThD


Jim Ackerman, ThD
– Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies, Indiana University.
  • Statement in support of Religious Leaders Petition for Reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "We have far too much data that suggest that the American people have been misled when it comes to the tragic events of 9/11.  Please investigate this matter--thoroughly and objectively.  We need to lay this matter (and the suspicions held by many Americans) to rest." http://rl911truth.org


  • Member: Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement

    "When faced with actions that conflict with the universal moral principle that we should not do to others what we would not want done to ourselves or our loved ones, members of faith communities have a responsibility to voice their opposition to those actions. Many religious leaders throughout history have publicly challenged morally unacceptable practices---recently, for example, in the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements.

    A significant moral challenge has emerged due to glaring discrepancies between the official version of the events of September 11, 2001, and the results of extensive independent research by individuals with relevant scientific or professional expertise. . . . As a result of this extensive research carried out by scientists and professionals, it can now be seen that the official account of 9/11 is false beyond any reasonable doubt. ... Because the false account of 9/11 has led to [numerous] evils, it is incumbent on religious leaders, once they realize that the official account is a lie, to speak out."


  • Bio: http://www.indiana.edu/~relstud/faculty/ackerman.shtml

 

 


Susan Lubarsky

Sandra Lubarsky, PhD


Sandra Lubarsky, PhD
– Jewish Theologian. Professor in Religious Studies and Director of the Master of Arts in Sustainable Communities Program, Northern Arizona University.  Author of Tolerance and Transformation: Jewish Approaches to Religious Pluralism (1990). Co-author, with David Ray Griffin, of Jewish Theology and Process Thought.  Co-editor with Kevin Barrett and John Cobb of 911 and American Empire (Vol II) – Christians, Jews and Muslims Speak Out.
  • Member: Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement

    "When faced with actions that conflict with the universal moral principle that we should not do to others what we would not want done to ourselves or our loved ones, members of faith communities have a responsibility to voice their opposition to those actions. Many religious leaders throughout history have publicly challenged morally unacceptable practices---recently, for example, in the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements.

    A significant moral challenge has emerged due to glaring discrepancies between the official version of the events of September 11, 2001, and the results of extensive independent research by individuals with relevant scientific or professional expertise. . . . As a result of this extensive research carried out by scientists and professionals, it can now be seen that the official account of 9/11 is false beyond any reasonable doubt. ... Because the false account of 9/11 has led to [numerous] evils, it is incumbent on religious leaders, once they realize that the official account is a lie, to speak out."

 

 


James McLachlan

James M. McLachlan, PhD


James M. McLachlan, PhD
– Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Western Carolina University. President, Society for Mormon Philosophy and Theology. Co-Chair, Mormon Studies Consultation, American Academy of Religion.
  • Member: Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement

    "When faced with actions that conflict with the universal moral principle that we should not do to others what we would not want done to ourselves or our loved ones, members of faith communities have a responsibility to voice their opposition to those actions. Many religious leaders throughout history have publicly challenged morally unacceptable practices---recently, for example, in the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements.

    A significant moral challenge has emerged due to glaring discrepancies between the official version of the events of September 11, 2001, and the results of extensive independent research by individuals with relevant scientific or professional expertise. . . . As a result of this extensive research carried out by scientists and professionals, it can now be seen that the official account of 9/11 is false beyond any reasonable doubt. ... Because the false account of 9/11 has led to [numerous] evils, it is incumbent on religious leaders, once they realize that the official account is a lie, to speak out."

 

 

Loren Fisher

Loren R. Fisher, PhD


Loren R. Fisher, PhD
– Retired Professor of Hebrew Bible, Claremont School of Theology. Dr. Fisher's numerous academic appointments also include Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Literature, Claremont Graduate University: Professor of Old Testament,  The Graduate Seminary, Phillips University, Enid, OK; Director of the Ugaritic and Hebrew Parallels Project, The Institute for Antiquity and Christianity, Claremont, CA; Visiting Professor of Semitic Languages, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Professor of New Testament, University of the Pacific Stockton, CA; Professor of Old Testament, California State University, Chico; Professor of New Testament, California State University, Sacramento; Professor of Ancient Near Eastern History, California State University, Sacramento. Author of more than 40 scholarly journal articles on biblical research. Veteran U.S. Marine Corps, World War II.
  • Statement in support of Religious Leaders Petition for Reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "As Bill Moyers has said, 'We need to know the truth.' " http://rl911truth.org


  • Member: Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement

    "When faced with actions that conflict with the universal moral principle that we should not do to others what we would not want done to ourselves or our loved ones, members of faith communities have a responsibility to voice their opposition to those actions. Many religious leaders throughout history have publicly challenged morally unacceptable practices---recently, for example, in the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements.

    A significant moral challenge has emerged due to glaring discrepancies between the official version of the events of September 11, 2001, and the results of extensive independent research by individuals with relevant scientific or professional expertise. . . . As a result of this extensive research carried out by scientists and professionals, it can now be seen that the official account of 9/11 is false beyond any reasonable doubt. ... Because the false account of 9/11 has led to [numerous] evils, it is incumbent on religious leaders, once they realize that the official account is a lie, to speak out."


  • Website: http://www.telecomtally.com/lorenFisher/index.html

 

 

Leslie Muray

Rev. Dr. Leslie A. Muray


Rev. Dr. Leslie A. Muray
– Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Curry College. Associate Priest at Trinity Episcopal Church, Canton, MA. Author of Liberal Protestantism and Science (2008), An Introduction to the Process Understanding of Science, Society and the Self (1988). Author of over fifty articles in five languages.
  • Statement in support of Religious Leaders Petition for Reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "Although being of Eastern European origin I bend over backwards not to believe in conspiracy theories, I find David Griffin's arguments doubly disturbing because of their logic and compelling nature. I am signing the petition to encourage reopening the study of 911." http://rl911truth.org


  • Member: Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement

    "When faced with actions that conflict with the universal moral principle that we should not do to others what we would not want done to ourselves or our loved ones, members of faith communities have a responsibility to voice their opposition to those actions. Many religious leaders throughout history have publicly challenged morally unacceptable practices---recently, for example, in the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements.

    A significant moral challenge has emerged due to glaring discrepancies between the official version of the events of September 11, 2001, and the results of extensive independent research by individuals with relevant scientific or professional expertise. . . . As a result of this extensive research carried out by scientists and professionals, it can now be seen that the official account of 9/11 is false beyond any reasonable doubt. ... Because the false account of 9/11 has led to [numerous] evils, it is incumbent on religious leaders, once they realize that the official account is a lie, to speak out."


  • Bio: http://www.curry.edu

 

 

Andrew Sung Park

Andrew Sung Park, PhD


Andrew Sung Park, MDiv, MA, PhD
– Professor of Theology, United Theological Seminary, Dayton, Ohio. Former Instructor, Claremont School of Theology. His publications include The Wounded Heart of God: the Asian Concept of Han and the Christian Concept of Sin (1993), Racial Conflict and Healing (1996), The Other Side of Sin (2001, co-edited with Susan Nelson), From Hurt to Healing: A Theology of the Wounded (2004), and Triune Atonement: Christ’s Healing for Sinners, Victims, and the Whole Creation (2008).
  • Statement in support of Religious Leaders Petition for Reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "This truth commission will strengthen our democratic process by either verifying or falsifying the official accounts of 9/11.  This commission will leave a significant legacy of our democratic efforts to our future generations." http://rl911truth.org


  • Member: Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement

    "When faced with actions that conflict with the universal moral principle that we should not do to others what we would not want done to ourselves or our loved ones, members of faith communities have a responsibility to voice their opposition to those actions. Many religious leaders throughout history have publicly challenged morally unacceptable practices---recently, for example, in the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements.

    A significant moral challenge has emerged due to glaring discrepancies between the official version of the events of September 11, 2001, and the results of extensive independent research by individuals with relevant scientific or professional expertise. . . . As a result of this extensive research carried out by scientists and professionals, it can now be seen that the official account of 9/11 is false beyond any reasonable doubt. ... Because the false account of 9/11 has led to [numerous] evils, it is incumbent on religious leaders, once they realize that the official account is a lie, to speak out."


  • Bio: http://www.united.edu

 

 

Kenneth MacQueen

Kenneth MacQueen, PhD


Kenneth MacQueen, PhD
– President, McKinsey Education Group. President of Huntington University, Sudbury, Ontario; teaching religion and ethics 1989 - 2001. Principal of the Vancouver School of Theology; teaching world religion 2001 - 2006. Minister, The United Church of Canada 1974 - 2010.
  • Member: Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement

    "When faced with actions that conflict with the universal moral principle that we should not do to others what we would not want done to ourselves or our loved ones, members of faith communities have a responsibility to voice their opposition to those actions. Many religious leaders throughout history have publicly challenged morally unacceptable practices---recently, for example, in the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements.

    A significant moral challenge has emerged due to glaring discrepancies between the official version of the events of September 11, 2001, and the results of extensive independent research by individuals with relevant scientific or professional expertise. . . . As a result of this extensive research carried out by scientists and professionals, it can now be seen that the official account of 9/11 is false beyond any reasonable doubt. ... Because the false account of 9/11 has led to [numerous] evils, it is incumbent on religious leaders, once they realize that the official account is a lie, to speak out."


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."

 

 

 

 

Richard E. Keady, PhD
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Richard E. Keady, PhD
– Coordinator, Comparative Religious Studies Program, San Jose State University.
  • Statement in support of Religious Leaders Petition for Reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "The evidence demands more investigation.  This is a festering infection which must be released by action.  Thank you, David Ray Griffin, for your constant work to bring the truth before us." http://rl911truth.org


  • Member: Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement

    "When faced with actions that conflict with the universal moral principle that we should not do to others what we would not want done to ourselves or our loved ones, members of faith communities have a responsibility to voice their opposition to those actions. Many religious leaders throughout history have publicly challenged morally unacceptable practices---recently, for example, in the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements.

    A significant moral challenge has emerged due to glaring discrepancies between the official version of the events of September 11, 2001, and the results of extensive independent research by individuals with relevant scientific or professional expertise. . . . As a result of this extensive research carried out by scientists and professionals, it can now be seen that the official account of 9/11 is false beyond any reasonable doubt. ... Because the false account of 9/11 has led to [numerous] evils, it is incumbent on religious leaders, once they realize that the official account is a lie, to speak out."

 

 

Mahmoud Ayoub

Mahmoud Ayoub, PhD


Mahmoud Ayoub, PhD
– Professor Emeritus of Islamic Studies and Comparative Religion, Temple University. Faculty Associate in Shi‘ite Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at the Hartford Seminary, Hartford, Connecticut. Former Research Fellow at the Middle East Center, University of Pennsylvania and the Tolson Visiting Professor at the Pacific School of Religion, Berkeley California. Since 1999, Dr. Ayoub has participated in the United States’ Department of State’s program, serving as one of its ambassadors to various parts of the Middle East and S.E. Asia, commenting on American society and institutions, inter-religious dialogue and Islam in America.

Author of several books in English and Arabic in the area of Islam and Inter-religious dialogue, including Redemptive Suffering in Islam (1978), The Qur’an and Its Interpreters Vol 1 (1984) and Vol. 2 (1992). Crisis of Muslim History: Religion and Politics in Early Islam (2003), Islam in Faith and History (2004). Author of over fifty scholarly articles both as chapters in edited works as well as in well-known academic refereed journals.
  • Member: Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement

    "When faced with actions that conflict with the universal moral principle that we should not do to others what we would not want done to ourselves or our loved ones, members of faith communities have a responsibility to voice their opposition to those actions. Many religious leaders throughout history have publicly challenged morally unacceptable practices---recently, for example, in the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements.

    A significant moral challenge has emerged due to glaring discrepancies between the official version of the events of September 11, 2001, and the results of extensive independent research by individuals with relevant scientific or professional expertise. . . . As a result of this extensive research carried out by scientists and professionals, it can now be seen that the official account of 9/11 is false beyond any reasonable doubt. ... Because the false account of 9/11 has led to [numerous] evils, it is incumbent on religious leaders, once they realize that the official account is a lie, to speak out."


  • Bio: http://macdonald.hartsem.edu/Ayoub.html

 

 

Kerry Walters

Kerry S. Walters, PhD


Kerry S. Walters, PhD
– William Bittinger Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Gettysburg College.  Co-founder of the Center for Nonviolent Living, a regional grassroots peace organization.  Director of PeaceWay: A Ministry of Christian Nonviolence.  Co-editor of Episcopal Peace Witness the national quarterly of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship. Author, co-author and editor of numerous books on philosophy and ethics, including; Merciful Meekness: Becoming A Spiritually Integrated Person (2004), Jacob's Hip: Finding God in an Anxious Age (2003), Finding Perfect Joy With St. Francis of Assisi (2002), Growing God: A Guide for Spiritual Gardeners (2002), Rufus Jones: Essential Writings (2001), Godlust: Facing the Demonic, Embracing the Divine (2000), Benjamin Franklin and His Gods (1998), Ethical Vegetarianism (1999), Re-Thinking Reason - New Perspectives in Critical Thinking (1994), Rational Infidels: The American Deists (1992)

  • Review of The New Pearl Harbor 3/17/04: "We ignore this book at our peril.  I've just spent an entire night and part of a day rereading and rereading Professor Griffin's thoroughly researched, judiciously argued, and incredibly disturbing book. Griffin takes on the task of investigating the official account of the 9/11 attacks, asking questions that beg to be asked, ferreting out inconsistencies in White House, Pentagon, and State Department reports, analyzing possible scenarios, and asking what kinds of evidence would properly address unanswered questions.

    Griffin invites the reader to examine two possible explanations to account for the inconsistencies: the "incompetence" theory and the "complicity" theory. The former rests on the assumption that stupid mistakes were made both before and after the attack. The latter rests on the assumption that false official accounts were made about advance notice of the attacks and/or that after-the-fact obstruction of investigations took place. Griffin's conclusion is that it's reasonable to suppose that complicity rather than incompetence is the more likely explanation, and he painstakingly makes his case by examining five major challenges to the official version of what happened.

    On the second anniversary of 9/11, Donald Rumsfeld made the shocking public claim that the attacks were really blessings "in disguise" (from the book's forward by Richard Falk). Rumsfeld's point was that the US was motivated by the attacks to ramp up its military strength; this was the "blessing" he referred to. But if even part of Griffin's analysis is on the money, the "blessing," which has led to great subsequent loss of life and expenditures of monies in Afghanistan and Iraq, is built on a deception.  A frightening, but not implausible, possibility." http://www.amazon.com


  • Bio: http://www.gettysburg.edu

 

 

John Milbank

John Milbank, PhD


John Milbank, PhD
– Professor in Religion, Politics, and Ethics, University of Nottingham.  Former Francis Ball Professor of Philosophical Theology at the University of Virginia . Author, co-author, and editor of numerous books on philosophy and religion, including; Theology and Social Theory: Beyond Secular Reason (1993), The Word Made Strange: Theology, Language and Culture (1997), Radical Orthodoxy: A New Theology (1998), Truth in Aquinas (2000), Being Reconciled: Ontology and Pardon (2003), Theological Perspectives on God and Beauty (2003), The Suspended Middle: Henri De Lubac And The Debate Concerning The Supernatural (2005).

  • Essay 5/16/06: "As to the precise causes of 9/11 I remain entirely agnostic. It certainly appears that while certain strange circumstances surrounding that event have been satisfactorily explained, certain others have not been accounted for in any unequivocally emphatic way (and in particular the tardiness of response to the planes’ initial capture). Quite definitely we can say that on the part of someone a terroristic conspiracy was fomented and that who that someone really was is not as yet entirely apparent.

    I must stress however, that there is as yet absolutely no clear evidence for such a supposition and indeed that there is every reason for scepticism in the face of it. But on the other hand, there remains a case to answer and the refusal of nearly all public organs to press this point remains striking." MS Word doc located at http://www.theologyphilosophycentre.co


  • Member: Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement

    "When faced with actions that conflict with the universal moral principle that we should not do to others what we would not want done to ourselves or our loved ones, members of faith communities have a responsibility to voice their opposition to those actions. Many religious leaders throughout history have publicly challenged morally unacceptable practices---recently, for example, in the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements.

    A significant moral challenge has emerged due to glaring discrepancies between the official version of the events of September 11, 2001, and the results of extensive independent research by individuals with relevant scientific or professional expertise. . . . As a result of this extensive research carried out by scientists and professionals, it can now be seen that the official account of 9/11 is false beyond any reasonable doubt. ... Because the false account of 9/11 has led to [numerous] evils, it is incumbent on religious leaders, once they realize that the official account is a lie, to speak out."


  • Bio: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/

 

 

Thomas Imhoff

Thomas A. Imhoff, PhD


Thomas A. Imhoff, PhD
– Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Peace Institute, California State University, Chico.   Author of Personal Values: Moral Problems in Daily Life (1992).  Contributing author to Peacemaking: Lessons from the Past, Visions for the Future (2000).
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "It seems incredible to me that anyone can believe that these collapses of buildings into their own footprints at near free fall speed can be attributed to the forces of gravity aided by structural damage from the planes and heat from burning office materials weakening the steel structure.  Once I read the work of Stephen Jones, BYU Physics Dept., Emeritus, on thermite reactions I concluded that a controlled demolition was the most likely explanation of how the 3 trade center buildings came down in the way they did."  http://www.ae911truth.org  


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

Matthias Beier

Matthias Beier, M Div, PhD


Matthias Beier, M Div, M Phil, PhD – Lecturer in psychology and religion at Fordham University and Drew University.  Coordinator, Pastoral Care and Counseling, Doctor of Ministry Program, Drew University.  Author of A Violent God-Image (2004).
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the
    "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation.
    " [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org

 

Sean Kelly

Sean Kelly, PhD


Sean Kelly, PhD
– Professor of Philosophy and Religion, California Institute of Integral Studies.

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php


  • Bio: http://www.ciis.edu/faculty/kelly.html

 

 

Kurtis Hagen

Kurtis Hagen, PhD


Kurtis Hagen, PhD
– Assistant Professor of Philosophy, State University of New York, Plattsburgh.  Author of The Philosophy of Xunzi: A Reconstruction (2007), and a number of peer-reviewed scholarly articles.  Also holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.
  • Statement to this website 2/22/08:

    "Not just the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, but the whole war on terror, as well as constitutionally questionable legislation, and usurpation of hitherto unheard of presidential powers, are all predicated on a dubious interpretation of the events of 9/11.

    The 9/11 Commission was never really independent, as its members where handpicked by the President, and its Executive Director, Philip Zelikow, was an administration insider.  The fact that the administration fought to avoid any investigation at all suggests that they had little intention to get to the bottom of anything.  The truly strange conditions of the joint testimony of Bush and Cheney -- no oaths, no recording, no transcript -- further undermines confidence.  Thus, it is not entirely surprising that the Commission's report is not well supported by the available evidence, to say the least.

    This is a serious issue.  We need, for the first time, a serious, rigorous, truly independent investigation.  We need to know the truth, for that is the only secure basis for peace and justice." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "There are serious and legitimate questions about the collapses of the towers and building seven, as well as many other aspects of the events of 9/11.  Thus far, official answers have been unconvincing.  The official 9/11 Commission Report, in particular, has been shown to be seriously flawed and misleading (David Ray Griffin, 2004).  And NIST consistently avoids the critical questions.

    Our security requires an accurate accounting of what really happened.  Thus, we need, for the first time, a real, probing investigation by competent professionals without significant ties to the administration.  Is that so unreasonable?  If the government is unwilling to support a new investigation, they should at least be willing to publicly defend the official account against legitimate challenges by competent authorities in the various relevant fields.  So far they have been unwilling--or unable."  http://www.ae911truth.org  


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • Webpage: http://faculty.plattsburgh.edu/kurtis.hagen

 

 

Richard Foltz

Richard Foltz , PhD


Richard Foltz , PhD – Associate Professor of Religion, Concordia University.  Former Associate Professor, Dept. of Religion, University of Florida.  Former Affiliate Faculty: Dept. of History, School of Natural Resources and Environment, and Asian Studies program, University of Florida.  Former Visiting Lecturer, Dept. of International and Public Affairs and Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion, Columbia University.  Affiliate Faculty: The Earth Institute, Center for the Study of Science and Religion, Middle East Institute, Southern Asian Institute, Harriman Institute, Environmental History Group.  Former Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion, Gettysburg College.  Former Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Brown University.  Former Teaching Fellow, Core Program, Harvard University.  Author of over seventy journal articles on comparative religious traditions, with a special focus on the Muslim world.  Author of Animals in Islamic Tradition and Muslim Cultures (2006), Spirituality in the Land of the Noble: How Iran Shaped the World’s 8 Religions (2004), Mughal India and Central Asia (1999), and Religions of the Silk Road: Overland Trade and Cultural Exchange from Antiquity to the Fifteenth Century (1999).  Contributing author to the Encyclopedia of Human-Animal Relationships (2007).  Editor of Worldviews, Religion and the Environment: A Global Anthology (2002), Islam and Ecology: A Bestowed Trust (2003) and Environmentalism in the Muslim World (2005).  Associate Editor and contributing author to the two-volume Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature (2005).  Consulting Editor of The Greenwood Dictionary of World History (2005).
  • Article South Florida Sun-Sentinel 9/16/01:  Regarding the alleged 9/11 hijackers.  "It is incomprehensible that a person could drink and go to a strip bar one night, then kill themselves the next day in the name of Islam. … People who would kill themselves for their faith would come from very strict Islamic ideology.  Something here does not add up." http://www.cooperativeresearch.org


  • CV: http://artsandscience.concordia.ca

 

 

Kevin Barrett

Kevin Barrett, PhD


Kevin Barrett, PhD
– Lecturer on Islamic Studies, University of Wisconsin.  Co-editor of 911 and American Empire (Vol II) – Christians, Jews and Muslims Speak Out .

  • Co-founder: Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth, a group of scholars, religious leaders and activists dedicated to uniting members of the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths in pursuit of 9/11 truth. 


  • Member: Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven  Association Statement: "We have found solid scientific grounds on which to question the interpretation put upon the events of September 11, 2001 by the Office of the President of the United States of America and subsequently propagated by the major media of western nations."


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Research proves the current administration has been dishonest about what happened in New York and Washington, D.C. The World Trade Center was almost certainly brought down by controlled demolitions and that the available relevant evidence casts grave doubt on the government's official story about the attack on the Pentagon."

 

 

Richard Curtis

Richard Curtis, PhD


Richard Curtis, PhD
– Adjunct Professor of Philosophy at a variety of Seattle area colleges.

  • Guest Editorial "9/11 Commission Report is a Lie" Seattle Post-Intelligencer 5/16/06: "The commission's conclusions and recommendations should be totally rejected. Its story is full of lies, distortions and omissions of fact." http://seattlepi.nwsource


  • Speech 7/1/06: "... there is no evidence to support the commonly held belief that 19 Arab religious fanatics were responsible for the attack of 9/11.  And further, the evidence we do have strongly supports the alternative theory that the attacks were actually an inside job. ... The government and our media have endlessly repeated a Big Lie about 9/11.  The official version of this lie was published in a book called The 9/11 Commission Report." http://72.14.253.104


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Research proves the current administration has been dishonest about what happened in New York and Washington, D.C. The World Trade Center was almost certainly brought down by controlled demolitions and that the available relevant evidence casts grave doubt on the government's official story about the attack on the Pentagon."

 

 

Blair Gadsby

Blair Gadsby, MA


Blair Gadsby, MA
– Adjunct Faculty, Religious Studies, Mesa Community College.  Former Member, Adjunct Faculty, Religious Studies, Chandler-Gilbert Community College.  Author of "Teaching Religion(s) in the Community College: Students Can Handle Theory Early" Bulletin of the Council of Societies for the Study of Religion. November 2006 Vol. 35. No. 4: 92-95, Hungry for Truth: One Man's Struggle to Confront September 11, 2001 (2008).
  • Conducted 17-day hunger strike in support of 9/11 Truth outside Senator John McCain's Phoenix, AZ office 6/11/08: http://www.azcentral.com


  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "As a professor of Religious Studies and of Islam, it was apparent immediately that the reasons given for the attack were suspect: 'they hate us because we are free'.  This was my first clue that the event was being spun, if not greatly distorted... then I learned of the buildings and their apparent 'collapsing'.

    A picture's worth a thousand words, WTC7 sealed it for me.  If this could be satisfactorily explained, I would put down my protest banners and go home."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php

  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • Website: http://www.hungry4truth.com

 

 

 

 

Douglas Sturm, PhD
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Douglas Sturm, PhD
– Professor Emeritus of Religion and Political Science, Bucknell University.  Author of Solidarity and Suffering: Toward a Politics of Relationality (1998), Belonging Together: Faith and Politics in a Relational World (2003).

  • Endorsement of The New Pearl Harbor: "That 9/11 has become a defining moment in our history cannot be gainsaid. But its exact significance is an exceedingly contentious question notwithstanding the seeming clarity of prevailing accounts. David Ray Griffin deconstructs those accounts with a host of unresolved puzzles strongly suggestive of some sort of culpable complicity by US officials in the event. His book presents an incontrovertible argument of the need for a genuinely full and independent investigation of that infamous day." http://www.911truth.org/article.php

  • Member: Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement

    "When faced with actions that conflict with the universal moral principle that we should not do to others what we would not want done to ourselves or our loved ones, members of faith communities have a responsibility to voice their opposition to those actions. Many religious leaders throughout history have publicly challenged morally unacceptable practices---recently, for example, in the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements.

    A significant moral challenge has emerged due to glaring discrepancies between the official version of the events of September 11, 2001, and the results of extensive independent research by individuals with relevant scientific or professional expertise. . . . As a result of this extensive research carried out by scientists and professionals, it can now be seen that the official account of 9/11 is false beyond any reasonable doubt. ... Because the false account of 9/11 has led to [numerous] evils, it is incumbent on religious leaders, once they realize that the official account is a lie, to speak out."


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php

 

 

 

 

Helen L. Goggin, EdD
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Helen L. Goggin, EdD
– Professor Emerita of Religious Education, Knox College, University of Toronto.  Contributing author, Theologies of Religious Education (1995).  Author, Study Guide to A New 95 Theses (2004).

  • Member: Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement

    "When faced with actions that conflict with the universal moral principle that we should not do to others what we would not want done to ourselves or our loved ones, members of faith communities have a responsibility to voice their opposition to those actions. Many religious leaders throughout history have publicly challenged morally unacceptable practices---recently, for example, in the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements.

    A significant moral challenge has emerged due to glaring discrepancies between the official version of the events of September 11, 2001, and the results of extensive independent research by individuals with relevant scientific or professional expertise. . . . As a result of this extensive research carried out by scientists and professionals, it can now be seen that the official account of 9/11 is false beyond any reasonable doubt. ... Because the false account of 9/11 has led to [numerous] evils, it is incumbent on religious leaders, once they realize that the official account is a lie, to speak out."


  • Review of The New Pearl Harbor 4/3/04: "David Ray Griffin, a professor at the School of Theology at Claremont is a respected scholar and researcher in his field who has an interest in the workings of government. Though an academic, he has written a very accessible book on the most complex event in the recent history of the United States - The New Pearl Harbor, Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11.  The book makes no accusations but presents the accumulative questions and the events on which they are based in a manner that is compellingly persuasive of the need for a new fully independent investigative commission to be struck; this time to look at the time prior to, during the day itself and since that terrible day.  In total the questions and events ask - was the Bush administration complicit in the events of 9/11?  Yes, no one wants to believe such a possibility but the unanswered questions are startling. ... This is the most disturbing and chilling book I have ever read.  In an election year these questions need to be answered not only for the American people but also for your neighbours next door in Canada.  This is a must read !" http://www.amazon.com


  • Review of The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions 5/5/05: "David Ray Griffin is a retired professor of theology and philosophy at the School of Theology in Claremont, California.  He is a respected scholar and researcher in the academic world.  However this book and his earlier one, The New Pearl Harbor, are essential reading for both Americans and Canadians. David raises many questions about the official account of 9/11 in his first book and now in this second one he goes through the findings of the 9/11 Commission which he believes both ignored and distorted the mounting evidence that the official story cannot be the correct one. ... Griffin spoke to an assembly at the University of Wisconsin recently and the address was shown on C-SPAN.  For him there is little doubt now that the Bush Administration was involved - why - probably the oil in Iraq. The responses to the address were shock and surprise but the evidence presented was overwhelming.  It is urgent for the people of both United States and Canada to at least become aware of the evidence presented in these two books.  People need to make up their own minds but the unanswered questions are deeply troubling." http://www.amazon.com

 

 

 

 

David Sprintzen, PhD
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David Sprintzen, PhD
– Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and former Co-director, Institute for Sustainable Development, C. W. Post College at Long Island University. Founder and currently Secretary of the Long Island Progressive Coalition.

  • Statement to this website 1/9/07: "I believe there are many serious unanswered questions about 9/11 that call out for a complete, independent investigation, without pre-judging the results of such an investigation. The official 9/11 Commission report is not credible."


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth


  • Bio: BA from Queens College.  MA & Ph.D. from Penn State. Author of Camus; A Critical Examination and Sartre and Camus: A Historic Confrontation.   Founder and Co-Chair for 20 years, and currently Secretary of the Long Island Progressive Coalition.  Board member of Citizen Action of New York.  Founder and former co-Director of the Institute for Sustainable Development at Long Island University.

 

 

 

 

Richard Alexander Johns, PhD
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Richard Alexander Johns, BSc Math, M
A, PhD – Member of the Faculty, Department of Philosophy, University of British Columbia.  Author of A Theory of Physical Probability (2002).
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "I did my undergrad in math and engineering, mostly theoretical mechanics.  But then I switched to philosophy of physics and logic for my M.A. and Ph.D.  I'm currently teaching in the Philosophy department at the University of British Columbia.  My main publication is a technical monograph about physical probability, published by the University of Toronto Press.

    As I teach courses on scientific reasoning, I'm always on the lookout for good examples of bad science, and I thought the 9/11 conspiracy theories would provide some material.  I was shocked to find many good arguments among the bad ones.  In particular, arguments that the global "collapse" was not powered by gravity alone seem virtually conclusive.  The way NIST has ignored this issue (or said silly things about it) helps to support the conclusion."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • Webpage: http://www.philosophy.ubc.ca/faculty/johns

 

 

 

 

Jeffery D. Long, PhD
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Jeffery D. Long, PhD
– Associate Professor of Religion and Asian Studies and Chair of Religious Studies, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.

  • Review of The New Pearl Harbor 3/23/04: "David Ray Griffin, long known for his contributions to the fields of philosophy and theology, turns his logical mind and keen powers of analysis on the official story of the events of 9/11 and finds it, frankly, incredible.

    Griffin has performed an invaluable public service by writing this book, and at no small risk to his reputation. By exposing the flaws in the official version of these events he raises the possibility that mainstream journalists find too terrible to contemplate: that elements of the U.S. government, and possibly even the President, were complicit in bringing these events about.

    To those (and they are many) who would dismiss such a suggestion out of hand, I would recommend taking this book seriously. Griffin is no wild-eyed fanatic, and one could not accuse of him of making unwarranted logical leaps. He treats this topic with the same care and rational rigor exhibited in his philosophical works. This book is not so much an indictment of the Bush Administration as a call for a serious public investigation (and not a mere whitewash) of events that have been used to justify unprecedented infringements upon the civil liberties of Americans at home and imperial adventures abroad.

    Ultimately, such an investigation (were it ever to occur) would likely lead to impeachment. If the evidence points in the direction that Griffin's analysis suggests, the current government of the United States is guilty of the highest crimes imaginable. It is vital to our democracy that this book receive the widest possible readership, and that the public demand answers to these questions." http://www.amazon.com


  • Member: Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement

    "When faced with actions that conflict with the universal moral principle that we should not do to others what we would not want done to ourselves or our loved ones, members of faith communities have a responsibility to voice their opposition to those actions. Many religious leaders throughout history have publicly challenged morally unacceptable practices---recently, for example, in the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements.

    A significant moral challenge has emerged due to glaring discrepancies between the official version of the events of September 11, 2001, and the results of extensive independent research by individuals with relevant scientific or professional expertise. . . . As a result of this extensive research carried out by scientists and professionals, it can now be seen that the official account of 9/11 is false beyond any reasonable doubt. ... Because the false account of 9/11 has led to [numerous] evils, it is incumbent on religious leaders, once they realize that the official account is a lie, to speak out."


  • Bio: http://www.etown.edu

 

 

 

 

James K. Powell II, PhD
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James K. Powell II, PhD
– Visiting Assistant Professor, Buddhist Studies, Department of the Languages and Cultures of Asia, University of Wisconsin.

  • Essay: Regarding the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center:
    "... having seen some 12 times the collapse of Building 7 throughout these videos, it has dawned upon me what a dupe I have been. Everyone has been. The DVD captures news anchors and experts at the time commenting at how like a demolition job the destruction seemed. In the videos we see an official deciding whether to "pull it" meaning Building 7. From whatever source, I urge skeptics to watch building 7 just make a free fall. Compare the destruction of these buildings with that of the Madrid Hotel that raged with fires but still did not fall.

    It is up to citizens to investigate the smoke that points to the fire. As Franklin indicated, those who would trade freedom for security deserve neither." http://mujca.com/powell.htm


  • [Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.]

 

Carla Grady, PhD
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Carla Grady, PhD
– Professor of Philosophy, Santa Rosa Junior College.
  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."
LAW  AND  CRIMINAL  JUSTICE

 

Francesco Cossiga

Francesco Cossiga


Francesco Cossiga – Former Professor of Constitutional Law, Sassari University.  President of Italy (1985 - 1992) and Former Prime Minister.  Also served as Undersecretary for Defence.  Former President of the Italian Senate.  Former Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies Foreign Affairs Committee.  Named "Doctor of Civil Law" from Oxford University. Honorary Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford.  Member of the Council of the Foundation of the Academy of Philosophy Studies of Liechtenstein. Honorary Senator of the Senate of the University of Bonn.  Holds honorary degrees from major universities around the world.  Author of Il Torto e il Diritto: Quasi un Antologia Personale (The Wrong and the Right: A Personal Anthology) (1993).
  • Article Corriere della Sera 11/30/07:  Mr. Cossiga commenting on a purported new video from Osama bin Laden:  "From areas around the Palazzo Chigi, nerve centre of direction of Italian intelligence, it is noted that the non-authenticity of the video is supported by the fact that Osama bin Laden in it 'confessed' that Al Qaeda was responsible for the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers in New York.  However, all of the democratic areas of America and of Europe, with the Italian center-left in the forefront, now know full well that the disastrous attack was planned and executed by the American CIA and Mossad with the help of the Zionist world to falsely incriminate Arabic countries and to persuade the Western Powers to intervene in Iraq and Afghanistan."  Original article in Italian http://www.corriere.it


  • Book 9/11 Synthetic Terror: Made in USA: "Cossiga indicated his suspicion that the attacks presupposed some form of complicity within the US security system. The mastermind of the attack, Cossiga observed must have been a "sophisticated mind, provided with ample means not only to recruit fanatic kamikazes, but also highly specialized personnel. I add one thing: it could not be accomplished without infiltrations in the radar and flight security personnel." As for Bin Laden, Cossiga added that "it is not thinkable that he did everything by himself." (La Stampa 9/14/01, EIR 9/15/01) (p. 36) http://www.indymedia.org


  • Bio: http://de.camera.it/_presidents/schede/cossiga.asp

 

 

Horst Ehmke

Horst Ehmke, PhD


Horst Ehmke, PhD
– Professor of Law, University of Freiburg.  Former Minister of Justice (West Germany).  Former Minister for Research and Technology.  Cabinet Member under Chancellors Kurt Kiesinger and Willy Brandt 1966 - 1974.  Author of Politik der praktischen Vernunft: Aufsätze und Referaten (Pragmatic Politics) (1969), Politik als Herausforderung (The Challenge of Politics) (1974), Democratic Socialism and Eurocommunism: The Policy of Detente and Ideological Controversy (1977), Das Portrait, Horst Ehmke: Reden und Beiträge (Self Portrait of Horst Ehmke: Speeches and Essays) (1980), Beiträge zur Verfassungstheorie und Verfassungspolitik (Writings on Constitutional Theory and Politics) (1981), A Second Phase of Detente (1987), Mittendrin: Von der grossen Koalition zur deutschen Einheit (In the Midst of It: From the Federal Republic to German Unification) (1994).

 

 

Richard Falk

Richard Falk, JSD


Richard Falk, JSD
– Professor Emeritus, International Law, Professor of Politics and International Affairs, Princeton University. In 2001 he served on the three-person UN Commission on Human Rights for the Palestine Territories, and previously, on the Independent International Commission on Kosovo. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books, including Religion and Humane Global Governance; Human Rights Horizons; On Humane Governance: Toward a New Global Politics; and Human Rights and State Sovereignty. Honorary Vice president of the American Society of International Law.  Contributing author of 9/11 and American Empire (Vol I) – Intellectuals Speak Out (2006).
  • Foreward to The New Pearl Harbor 6/16/04: "There are so many gaping holes in the official accounts of 9/11 that no plausible coherent narrative remains, and we must go forward as if the truth about these traumatic events no longer matters.

    Griffin shows, with insight and a firm grasp of the many dimensions of global security policy of the Bush Administration, that getting 9/11 right, even belatedly, matters desperately. The layer upon layer of unexplained facts, the multiple efforts by those in power to foreclose independent inquiry, and the evidence of a pre-9/11 blueprint by Bush insiders to do what they are doing on the basis of a 9/11 mandate is why the Griffin assessment does not even require a reader with a normally open mind.  As suggested, 30% receptivity will do, which means that all but the most dogmatically blinded adherents of the Bush presidency will be convinced by the basic argument of The New Pearl Harbor." http://www.transnational


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php


  • Bio: http://www.ihc.ucsb.edu

 

 

Burns Weston

Burns H. Weston, JSD


Burns H. Weston, JSD
– Bessie Dutton Murray Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus and Director, Center for Human Rights, University of Iowa.  Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science.  Honorary Editor, Board of Editors, American Journal of International Law (Washington, DC).  Senior Human Rights Adviser, IKEA Social Initiative.  Senior Human Rights Adviser, UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre, Florence, Italy.

  • Endorsement of The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions: "In this masterful sequel to The New Pearl Harbor, David Ray Griffin unveils a disparity between official 9/11 "spin" and independently researched 9/11 fact so glaring as to suggest the possibility of a constitutional crisis unlike anything our country has ever known. In this new study, as in its predecessor, he simply details the hard, cold evidence that seriously--and alarmingly--challenges the independence, impartiality, and thoroughness of the 9/11 Commission. For anyone serious about combating terrorism, let alone upholding constitutional democracy, The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, is a must read."


  • Signatory: Lawyers for 9/11 Truth petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "Lawyers are trained to value the Constitution and the rule of law.

    We are trained to examine evidence and to spot cover-ups or inconsistencies in the evidence and bias in witnesses or decision-makers.

    Attorneys are also experts in weighing conflicting evidence.

    For all of the above reasons, many lawyers have concluded that the 9/11 Commission and other government examinations were wholly inadequate, and did not follow proper rules of evidence or procedure.

    We are demanding an end to the 9/11 cover-up, and a full investigation by unbiased people with subpoena power ... and the courage to demand that the Constitution and rule of law are followed, and all guilty persons held accountable for their actions.

    The following legal scholars, judges and attorneys demand an end to the 9/11 cover-up, a new, full and unbiased investigation, and punishment of all guilty parties." http://www.l911t.com


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php


  • Bio: http://www.burnsweston.com/biodata/vitae.shtml

 

 

Francis Boyle

Francis Boyle, PhD, LLD


Francis Boyle, PhD, LLD
– Professor of International Law at the University of Illinois, Champaign.  A leading practitioner and advocate of international law. He was responsible for drafting the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, the American implementing legislation for the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention. He served on the Board of Directors of Amnesty International (1988-1992), and represented Bosnia- Herzegovina at the World Court. He holds a Doctor of Law Magna Cum Laude as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science, both from Harvard University.  Author of World Politics and International Law (1985), Defending Civil Resistance Under International Law (1987), The Future of International Law and American Foreign Policy (1989), In re: More Than 50,000 Nuclear Weapons (1991), The Bosnian People Charge Genocide (1995), Foundations of World Order (1999), The Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence (2002), Palestine, Palestinians & International Law (2003), Destroying World Order: U.S. Imperialism in the Middle East (2004), Biowarfare and Terrorism (2005).
  • Article 12/13/06: "The real culprits behind the 2001 anthrax attack on Congress were most likely US government scientists at the army's Ft. Detrick, MD., bioterrorism lab according to a former government biological weapons legislator and University of Illinois Professor.

    Dr. Francis A. Boyle says the FBI covered up these facts and has also quite clearly stated that he doubts the official government story that 19 arabs with boxcutters perpetrated the attacks of 9/11.

    "I believe the FBI knows exactly who was behind these terrorist anthrax attacks upon the United States Congress in the Fall of 2001, and that the culprits were US government-related scientists involved in a criminal US government bio-warfare program," Boyle says in his new book Biowarfare and Terrorism.

    Boyle goes on to inquire, "Could the real culprits behind the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001, and the immediately following terrorist anthrax attacks upon Congress ultimately prove to be the same people?  Could it truly be coincidental that two of the primary intended victims of the terrorist anthrax attacks - Senators Daschle and Leahy - were holding up the speedy passage of the pre-planned USA Patriot Act ... an act which provided the federal government with unprecedented powers in relation to US citizens and institutions?" http://infowars.net


  • Bio: http://www.law.uiuc.edu/faculty

 

 

Jose Luis Gordillo

Jose Luis Gordillo, PhD


Jose Luis Gordillo, PhD – Professor of Philosophy of Law, University of Barcelona 1984 - present. Visiting Professor, Externado University of Colombia 1996. Visiting Professor, Study of Human Rights, University Internacional of Andalusia 2000. Visiting Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Guanajuato of Mexico 2004. Editor of the magazine En pie de Paz (Standing for Peace) 1988-2001. Author of La objeción de conciencia (The objection of Conscience) (1993), Nostalgia de otro futuro: La lucha por la paz en la posguerra. (Nostalgia of another future: The struggle for peace in the post-Cold War (2008). Co-editor of El genocidio bosnio (The Bosnian Genocide) (1996), Spatial Development and Citizenship (2008). Author of more than a dozen book chapters and dozens of articles on law and peace.
  • Extensive article on inconsistencies in the official account of 9/11  1/5/09:

    "It is a moral and political imperative to discuss the authorship of 9/11. What's more, we should all feel a little ashamed for not doing so for the past seven years. … In my opinion, to refuse to seriously discuss the authorship of the attacks of 9/11 involves sharing or accepting, actively or passively, such moral corruption." Translated from the original Spanish text at http://identidadandaluza.wordpress.com

 

C. Peter Erlinder

C. Peter Erlinder, JD


C. Peter Erlinder, JD
– Professor of Law, William Mitchell College of Law.  Past President, National Lawyers Guild.

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    

    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php


  • Bio: http://www.wmitchell.edu/academics/faculty

 

 

William Veale

William Veale


William Veale
– Former Instructor of Criminal Trial Practice, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California at Berkeley 11-year teaching career.  Retired Chief Assistant Public Defender, Contra Costa County, California 31-year career.

  • Video statement: "Those towers collapsed at free-fall speed; not quite 15 seconds.  The Law of Conservation of Momentum would have predicated about 45 seconds had there, in fact, been resistance to the collapse at each floor.  But there was no resistance.  Because the only explanation for the first three steel-frame buildings in the history of mankind to collapse as a result of fire, all of the same day, all in the same place, all at free-fall speed, all dying into their own footprint, ladies and gentlemen, has nothing to do with fire but was in fact a controlled demolition." http://www.youtube.com


  • Essay 8/3/06: "When you grow up in the United States, there are some bedrock principles that require concerted effort to discard.  One is the simplest: that our leaders are good and decent people whose efforts may occasionally warrant criticism but never because of malice or venality. ...

    But one grows up. ... And with the lawyer’s training comes the reliance on evidence and the facts that persuade.  ...

    After a lot of reading, thought, study, and commiseration, I have come to the conclusion that the attacks of 9/11 were, in their essence, an inside job perpetrated at the highest levels of the U S government." http://vealetruth.com


  • Signatory: Lawyers for 9/11 Truth petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "Lawyers are trained to value the Constitution and the rule of law.

    We are trained to examine evidence and to spot cover-ups or inconsistencies in the evidence and bias in witnesses or decision-makers.

    Attorneys are also experts in weighing conflicting evidence.

    For all of the above reasons, many lawyers have concluded that the 9/11 Commission and other government examinations were wholly inadequate, and did not follow proper rules of evidence or procedure.

    We are demanding an end to the 9/11 cover-up, and a full investigation by unbiased people with subpoena power ... and the courage to demand that the Constitution and rule of law are followed, and all guilty persons held accountable for their actions.

    The following legal scholars, judges and attorneys demand an end to the 9/11 cover-up, a new, full and unbiased investigation, and punishment of all guilty parties." http://www.l911t.com


  • Personal blog: http://vealetruth.com

 

 

Mark Conrad

Mark Conrad, JD


Mark Conrad, JD
– Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Troy University.  Associate General Counsel, National Association of Federal Agents.  Retired Agent in Charge, Internal Affairs, U.S. Customs, responsible for the internal integrity and security for areas encompassing nine states and two foreign locations. Former Federal Sky Marshall. 27-year U.S. Customs career.

  • Signatory of a Letter to Congress regarding the 9/11 Commission Report 9/13/04, signed by 25 military, intelligence, and law enforcement veterans:

    "[W]e the undersigned wish to bring to the attention of the Congress and the people of the United States what we believe are serious shortcomings in the report and its recommendations. …

    Omission is one of the major flaws in the Commission’s report. We are aware of significant issues and cases that were duly reported to the commission by those of us with direct knowledge, but somehow escaped attention. …

    The omission of such serious and applicable issues and information by itself renders the report flawed, and casts doubt on the validity of many of its recommendations. ...

    The Commission, with its incomplete report of "facts and circumstances", intentional avoidance of assigning accountability, and disregard for the knowledge, expertise and experience of those who actually do the job, has now set about pressuring our Congress and our nation to hastily implement all its recommendations. ...

    We the undersigned, who have worked within various government agencies (FBI, CIA, FAA, DIA, Customs) responsible for national security and public safety, call upon you in Congress to include the voices of those with first-hand knowledge and expertise in the important issues at hand. We stand ready to do our part." Link to signatories

 

 

Christopher Pollmann

Dr. Christopher Pollmann


Dr. Christopher Pollmann
– Professor of Public Law, University Paul Verlaine - Metz.  Emile Noël Fellow, Harvard Law School 2001 - 2002.
  • Essay The Attacks of September 11: Islamist Conspiracy or a New Pearl Harbor? 6/13/07:

    "September 11, perhaps one of the most crucial events in modern history, helped trigger two wars, and in all countries of the world, it is invoked to justify surveillance measures and increased repression.

    That is why it is necessary to present some of the questions raised against the official version and to consider the significance of possible U.S. government involvement and also the media’s complicity in the matter. The latter is indeed all the more damaging as it fosters among citizens critical widespread distrust, even paranoia. ...

    Unexplained mysteries of the official version

    The facts, events and other phenomena that do not support the theory of an Islamist conspiracy number in the hundreds.  Thus, only the most important or intriguing ones will be discussed.  ...

    [Editor’s note: In his lengthy essay, Mr. Pollmann then discusses approximately 20 areas of significant doubt about the official account of 9/11.]

    Hence finally this question: Is it not possible to conduct research work on two parallel fronts?  Namely, on the one hand, a criminological study of 9/11 as a "terrorist" act with no responsibility of America and the West.  And also, on the other hand, a forensic study, questioning that it was a "terrorist" act and consider the possible complicity of the US government?

    In any case, "sometimes the official story turns out to be a lie - look at what the Nixon Administration was claiming and the press generally reporting when the Watergate story was in its early stages, for instance.  The alternative to conspiracy is ‘coincidence theory.’  At some point, when enough ‘dots’ line up, the thought that everything is just coincidence becomes the wildest theory of all." [quoting Paul Thompson]."   The original essay is in French at http://www.mondialisation.ca


  • Signatory: Lawyers for 9/11 Truth petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "Lawyers are trained to value the Constitution and the rule of law.

    We are trained to examine evidence and to spot cover-ups or inconsistencies in the evidence and bias in witnesses or decision-makers.

    Attorneys are also experts in weighing conflicting evidence.

    For all of the above reasons, many lawyers have concluded that the 9/11 Commission and other government examinations were wholly inadequate, and did not follow proper rules of evidence or procedure.

    We are demanding an end to the 9/11 cover-up, and a full investigation by unbiased people with subpoena power ... and the courage to demand that the Constitution and rule of law are followed, and all guilty persons held accountable for their actions.

    The following legal scholars, judges and attorneys demand an end to the 9/11 cover-up, a new, full and unbiased investigation, and punishment of all guilty parties." http://www.l911t.com

 

 

Robert Layton

Robert Layton, AB, LLB


Robert Layton, AB, LLB, Diploma of the Hague Academy of International Law – Expert in international law and dispute resolution.  Adjunct Professor of Law and former Director of the Center for International Law, New York Law School.  Former member of the faculty, School of Law, Stanford University.  Fellow of the College of Commercial Arbitrators.  Former Chair of the Latin-American Law Committee and the Senior Lawyers Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.  Also served as a member of the U.S. National Committee of the ICC at the U.S. Council on International Business; Consultant to the United Nations Center for Transnational Corporations; and Attorney, Office of Legal Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice.
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org


  • Website: http://www.laytonlaw.net

 

 

Curtis Doebbler

Curtis F. J. Doebbler, JD, PhD


Curtis F. J. Doebbler, JD, PhD – International human rights attorney and advisor on matters of international law.  Professor of Law, An-Najah National University, Nablus, Palestine.  Former Distinguished Lecturer, Political Science, The American University, Cairo.  Visiting Professor at several universities and colleges, including: The University of Geneva, The University of Pristina, Kosovo, The Tashkent State Institute of Law, Uzbekistan, Khartoum University in Khartoum, Sudan, The University of Tuzla, Bosnia and Hercegovina.  Frequent public speaker and media commentator on matters of human rights and international law.  Author and co-author of more than 70 articles and books about human rights and international law.  A full list can be found here.
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org


  • Website: http://doebbler.net

 

 

Stephen Fournier

Stephen Fournier, JD


Stephen Fournier, JD – Former Instructor in Law, University of Connecticut School of Law Criminal Clinic. Veteran, United States Air Force Security Service. Awarded Air Medal with oak cluster.
  • Signatory: Lawyers for 9/11 Truth petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "Lawyers are trained to value the Constitution and the rule of law.

    We are trained to examine evidence and to spot cover-ups or inconsistencies in the evidence and bias in witnesses or decision-makers.

    Attorneys are also experts in weighing conflicting evidence.

    For all of the above reasons, many lawyers have concluded that the 9/11 Commission and other government examinations were wholly inadequate, and did not follow proper rules of evidence or procedure.

    We are demanding an end to the 9/11 cover-up, and a full investigation by unbiased people with subpoena power ... and the courage to demand that the Constitution and rule of law are followed, and all guilty persons held accountable for their actions.

    The following legal scholars, judges and attorneys demand an end to the 9/11 cover-up, a new, full and unbiased investigation, and punishment of all guilty parties." http://www.l911t.com

 

 

Earl Staelin

Earl Staelin


Earl Staelin – Former Instructor in Law, University of Toledo College of Law.
  • Signatory: Lawyers for 9/11 Truth petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "Lawyers are trained to value the Constitution and the rule of law.

    We are trained to examine evidence and to spot cover-ups or inconsistencies in the evidence and bias in witnesses or decision-makers.

    Attorneys are also experts in weighing conflicting evidence.

    For all of the above reasons, many lawyers have concluded that the 9/11 Commission and other government examinations were wholly inadequate, and did not follow proper rules of evidence or procedure.

    We are demanding an end to the 9/11 cover-up, and a full investigation by unbiased people with subpoena power ... and the courage to demand that the Constitution and rule of law are followed, and all guilty persons held accountable for their actions.

    The following legal scholars, judges and attorneys demand an end to the 9/11 cover-up, a new, full and unbiased investigation, and punishment of all guilty parties." http://www.l911t.com


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."

 

 

 

 

William G. Weaver, JD, PhD
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William G. Weaver, JD, PhD
– Director of Academic Programs, Institute for Policy and Economic Development, University of Texas, El Paso, specializing in executive branch secrecy policy, governmental abuse, and law and bureaucracy.  Former U.S. Army Signals Intelligence officer.  Author, co-author, and editor of several books on law and political theory, including: Presidential Secrecy and the Law (2007), New Perspectives on American Law: An Introduction to Private Law in Politics and Society (1997), Political Science and Feminism: Integration or Transformation? (1997), Pragmatism in Law and Society (1991).

  • Essay 9/5/06: Regarding the 9/11 Commission - "In their responsibility to report all the facts: They either refused to interview all relevant experts and witnesses, or, they censored the reports provided to them by those with direct and first-hand information. Both these acts were selective and intentional. Contrary to their pledge to establish accountability: They refused to hold anyone accountable and lamely justified it by saying, "We don’t want to point a finger at anyone." http://www.nswbc.org


  • Bio: http://academics.utep.edu/Default.aspx?tabid=21347
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Morgan Reynolds

Morgan Reynolds, PhD


Morgan Reynolds, PhD
– Professor Emeritus, Economics, Texas A&M University.  Former Director of the Criminal Justice Center at the National Center for Policy Analysis.  Former Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Labor under George W. Bush 2001 - 2002. 

Contributing author to 9/11 and American Empire (Vol I) – Intellectuals Speak Out (2006).
  • Video 6/2/06: "I first began to suspect that 9/11 was in inside job when the Bush-Cheney Administration invaded Iraq. … We can prove that the government’s story is false."  http://video.goo


  • Essay 6/9/05: "It is hard to exaggerate the importance of a scientific debate over the cause(s) of the collapse of the twin towers [each 1300+ feet tall, 110 stories] and building 7. If the official wisdom on the collapses is wrong, as I believe it is, then policy based on such erroneous engineering analysis is not likely [to] prove to be sound."  http://www.l...


  • [Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.]


  • Bio: http://nomoregames.net/index.php?page=bio

 

 

Paul Craig Roberts

Paul Craig Roberts, PhD


Paul Craig Roberts, PhD
– Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury under Ronald Reagan, "Father of Reaganomics".  Former Associate Editor of the Wall Street Journal.  Chairman, Institute for Political Economy and Research Fellow at the Independent Institute.  Former William E. Simon chair in political economy, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Georgetown University.  Former Senior Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University.  Author or co-author of several books on economics and politics, including; The Supply-Side Revolution (1985), Alienation and the Soviet Economy: The Collapse of the Socialist Era (1990), The Soviet Union After Perestroika (1991), The Capitalist Revolution in Latin America (2003).

  • Interview Alex Jones Show 1/9/08:

    "There's no accountability now, because the government got away with 9/11 and so any kind of violence is justified in terms of protecting us from terrorists or people who might have been a terrorist ...

    Well, I've never tried to hide anything. I just try to say what the evidence supports. I never believed 9/11, because I had engineering training at Georgia Tech and I could tell when a building is being blown up by explosives. Any fool can look at those films and see the buildings aren't falling down, they're blowing up." At 9:25 of the segment at http://www.youtube.com


  • Endorsement of 9/11 and American Empire (Vol I) – Intellectuals Speak Out: "This is the most important book of our time. Distinguished national and international scientists and scholars present massive evidence that the 9/11 Commission Report is a hoax and that the 9/11 "terrorist attack" has been manipulated to serve a hegemonic agenda in the Middle East. The book's call for a truly independent panel of experts to be empowered to bring out the true facts must be heeded or Americans will never again live under accountable government." http://www.interlinkbooks.com


  • Essay 8/16/06: "We know that it is strictly impossible for any building, much less steel columned buildings, to "pancake" at free fall speed. Therefore, it is a non-controversial fact that the official explanation of the collapse of the WTC buildings is false."   http://www.informationclearinghouse.info


  • Essay 2/6/06: "There are not many editors eager for writers to explore the glaring defects of the 9/11 Commission Report. One would think that if the report could stand analysis, there would not be a taboo against calling attention to the inadequacy of its explanations." http://www.counterpunc


  • Bio: http://www.vdare.com/roberts/bio.htm

 

 

Pierre Galand

Pierre Galand


Pierre Galand
– Former Senator, Belgium.  Professor of Economics and President of the Lay Action Center (Centre d'Action Laïque), University of Brussels.  Former Secretary General of Oxfam - Belgium 1966 - 1997.  President, World Organization Against Torture - Europe . Served as President of several international Non-Governmental Organizations, a complete list of which can be seen here.
  • Supporter of United for Truth platform 8/29/08:

    "In solidarity with the American citizens, we demand an independent investigation of the 9/11 attacks, which were the pretext for too many wars, lies, and a serious decrease of our civil rights.

    We want European troops back home!  We want European laws that guarantee neutrality of the internet and that explicitly forbid tracing/chipping (RFID) of human beings as well as other electronic threats on our freedom.  We want democratic and public control of financial organizations and the mass media.  But most of all we want you to get your life back."

    We do not claim to know or report "what really happened on 9/11". Until an independent investigation take place we shouldn't even claim it was an "inside job".

    We want to break the wall of silence and the actual isolation of the so called "9-11 truth movement" in Europe when the majority of the US citizen do ask for that independent investigation.

    We want to put the 9/11 in its context and link it to its consequences as 9/11 was a pretext to military wars against innocent people, political wars against freedom around the world and on the net, economical wars against the whole population and the planet itself."  http://www.unitedfortruth.org/
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  • Bio: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pierre_Galand
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  • Website: www.pierregaland.be

 

 

Michael Rozeff

Michael S. Rozeff, PhD


Michael S. Rozeff, BS, MS, MBA, MAT, PhD
– Professor Emeritus, and Louis M. Jacobs Chair in Finance, Department of Finance and Managerial Economics, State University of New York at Buffalo 1989 - 2006.  Previously Professor and Chester A. Phillips Chair in Finance, University of Iowa 1987 - 1989.  Member, American Finance Association, Western Finance Association, Southern Finance Association, and Southwestern Finance Association.  Recipient of the American Association of Individual Investors Award 1987.  Author of numerous articles on stock market pricing, earnings forecasting, corporate dividend policy, corporate divestiture, insider trading, and the Asian stock markets.

 

Daniel Orr

Daniel Orr, PhD


Daniel Orr, PhD
– Professor Emeritus and former Chairman of the Department of Economics, University of Illinois.
  • Article Survey says some are suspicious about 9-11  8/6/06:

    "Until recently, Daniel Orr was a staunch Republican and conservative.  Now living in Frankfort, Mich., the 73-year-old retiree shares his Sept. 11 conspiracy beliefs at church gatherings and elsewhere.

    "I get responses that range from 'stunned' to 'outrage,' " he said.  "My assessment is that this is not something that's gained adequate traction."   http://www.jsonline.com


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Research proves the current administration has been dishonest about what happened in New York and Washington, D.C. The World Trade Center was almost certainly brought down by controlled demolitions and that the available relevant evidence casts grave doubt on the government's official story about the attack on the Pentagon."


  • Bio: http://www.economics.uiuc.edu/

 

 

Michel Chossudovsky

Michel Chossudovsky, PhD


Michel Chossudovsky, PhD
– Professor of Economics, University of Ottawa.  Consultant to several international organizations including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the African Development Bank, the United Nations African Institute for Economic Development and Planning (AIEDEP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the International Labour Organization (ILO), the World Health Organisation (WHO), the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC).  Past President, Canadian Association of Latin American and Caribbean Studies.

  • Signatory: Petition For An Independent International Truth Commission On 9-11. "[T]he Bush administration has never offered a detailed and documented account of its claims about the events of 9-11 which have allegedly revolutionized human affairs. Nor has it explained obvious and serious discrepancies in its own statements and actions. No systematic proof has ever been published or offered as to who the terrorists were, how they operated, where they came from, and why they were not stopped. ...

    The Kean-Hamilton panel’s limited funding from Congress makes a mockery of the tragedy of 9-11, considering that it is only a small fraction of the huge sums spent to investigate Bill Clinton.

    We therefore call upon statesmen, thinkers, journalists, investigators, artists, scientists, jurists, academics, humanitarians, religious leaders, activists and other eminent personalities from around the world to form an Independent International Truth Commission dedicated to preventing unproven assertions about 9-11 from setting the stage for a new world conflagration. " http://iitc.911review.org/


  • Article 7/20/06: "What I've done in my writings is to show that the official narrative or explanation regarding 9/11 can be refuted, namely that the official narrative is a lie.

    What the 9/11 Commission Report has submitted is an extensive narrative of what happened on that day and what happened on the planes. And the evidence suggests that the 9/11 report is a lie. It’s fabricated." http://www.globalresearch.ca


  • Bio: http://www.transnational.org

 

 

Paul Zarembka

Paul Zarembka, PhD


Paul Zarembka, PhD
– Professor of Economics, State University of New York at Buffalo. Editor, The Hidden History of 9-11-2001, published by Elsevier, 2006.

  • Video interview by Roy Harvey for Chautauqua Books 8/9/07:  "... the US interpretation of 19 hijackers and Osama bin Laden doing [ 9/11 ] is also a conspiracy theory. ... If you tried to dream up that kind of theory, you would laugh it out.  Nobody would believe the United States could have been taken over by 19 hijackers with short knives and a guy coordinating it from a cave. ... It would be absurd. ... It shows in some ways how much the media controls us. ... It's an absurd conspiracy theory.

    I'm not offering you my alternative theory, ok.  I mean I'm not saying -- I don't know exactly who did it, ok -- exactly who orchestrated it.  But the evidence all points in the direction that it was done internally.  Exactly by whom?  I don't know.  I have some ideas, but I don't know.  But internal and, of course, only a fraction, perhaps only a small set of people.  Not everybody in the government.  It's not an anti-government, per se, statement.  I don't even think George Bush knew what was coming down.  I think he was a patsy for the operation. ...

    I think you can't understand what the American people are up against if you don't confront 9/11.  It's simple as that.  It's not possible.  It's too important.  It's a major event.  If you don't have that in place, you're not going to get anything else right."  http://video.google.com


  • Essay: Initiation of the 9-11 Operation, with Evidence of Insider Trading in The Hidden History of 9-11-2001: "The peer-reviewed study in the Journal of Business by Allen Poteshman (2006) trumps casual news remarks about whether the stock market and/or airline stocks were going down before 9-11 as an explanation for rising put-option purchases. .. it goes beyond anecdotal comments ... .  It is a complicated statistical exercise ... Poteshman finds ... these purchases [of options on American Airline stock] ... had only 1 percent probability of occurring simply randomly.

    We have focused on option trading in AA [American Airline] and UA [United Airline].  But there is a lot more to be discussed in a more complete study.  For example, Mathewson and Nol (2001) report: At Morgan Stanley ... put options jumped between Sept 6 and Sept 10 , almost 27 times a previous daily average ...

    We are not surprised that the Commission avoided any and all such types of information." 


  • Editor's note: The 9/11 Commission states in its Monograph on Terrorist Financing, "The U.S. government investigation unequivocally concluded that there was no evidence of illicit trading in the U.S. markets with knowledge of the terrorist attacks. The Commission staff, after an independent review of the government investigation, has discovered no reason to doubt this conclusion." For more information on 9/11-related investment irregularities, see Ernst Welteke, Marc Chesney, and William Bergman.


  • Website: http://ourworld.compuserve.com

 

 

Marc Chesney

Marc Chesney, PhD

 

Loriano Mancini

Loriano Mancini, PhD


Marc Chesney, PhD
– Professor of Economics, Swiss Banking Institute, University of Zurich.  Renowned expert on financial market manipulation and money laundering.  Former President, of the Centre d’Etudes sur le Blanchiment et la Corruption (CEBC) (Center for the Study of Money Laundering and Corruption) 1999 - 2004.  Former Professor of Finance and Economics at the HEC Group and Associate Dean, Doctoral Program at the HEC.  Consultant with the World Bank.  Author of numerous journal articles and book chapters on the analysis of financial markets.  Author, co-author, or editor of Mathematical Methods for Financial Markets (2006), Blanchiment et Financement du terrorisme (Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism 2004), Les Mécanismes de la Criminalité Financière (Financial Crime Mechanisms 2002 ), Les options de change: Evaluation et utilisation (Currency Options: Valuation and Hedging 1995), Les options de change (Currency Options 1992).
Bio: http://www.isb.uzh.ch/institut/staff/chesney.marc/
  • Interview HEC Newsletter 2002:  Regarding release of his book, Les Mécanismes de la Criminalité Financière (Financial Crime Mechanisms): "In one chapter of the book, I cite facts that corroborate the hypothesis that insider trading could have taken place: it would have been extremely profitable for 9/11 terrorists to trade put options on companies directly hurt by the attacks (insurance companies, airlines, banks based at the WTC...), with yields as high as 380% in one week on American Airlines, for example.  When I investigated, I found that the number of certain puts traded on 9/10 was 64 times as high as the average on the 3 previous weeks." http://www.hec.fr/newsletter/3/pages/nknowledge2.html

Loriano Mancini, PhD – Senior Research Associate, Swiss Banking Institute, University of Zurich
Bio: http://www.isb.uzh.ch/institut/staff/mancini.loriano/

  • Article, Les Echos (Leading French financial newspaper), 9/11/07:  "Six years after the attacks, a study has been released by two professors of the University of Zurich on the atypical volumes of put options placed before the attacks on the World Trade Center.

    The authors, one a specialist in derivatives, the other a specialist in econometrics, studied the options to sell (put options), used to speculate on the fall in the price of 20 large American groups.

    "Atypical volumes, very rare on certain stocks, lead to suspicions of insider trading."  Six years after the attacks of World Trade Center, that's the disconcerting conclusion of a recent study by Marc Chesney and Loriano Mancini, professors at the University of Zurich. ...

    "We tried to see whether the purchases of certain stock options shortly before the attacks were unusual.  We show that, for certain companies like American Airlines, United Airlines, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, Citigroup, Marsh & McLennan, the volume changes are rare from a statistical point of view, especially in comparison to the volumes observed for other stocks like Coke or Hewlett-Packard," explains Marc Chesney, a former professor with (the prestigious business school) HEC, author of Money Laundering and Financing of Terrorism (published by Ellipses Editions).

    "For example, 1,535 contracts of put options expiring in October 2001, at 30 dollars, were purchased on American Airlines on September 10, compared to a daily average of approximately 24 contracts over the three previous weeks.  The fact that the market was 'bear-ish' at the time does not adequately explain these surprising volumes."  [Editor's note: To summarize; on the day before 9/11, 64 times the daily average of certain American Airlines stock options were purchased.  These particular options would only make a profit if the stock price declined significantly in the next 40 days.  If the stock price did not decline significantly within 40 days, the entire investment would be lost.]

    The authors also studied the profitability of the options for investors who bought various options between the 6th and the 10th.  "For certain stocks, the profits were enormous.  For example, investors who purchased put options of Citigroup expiring in October 2001 could potentially have gained more than 15 million dollars," he said. ...

    [T]he two authors conclude "the probability that there was insider trading is strong for American Airlines, United Airlines, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America, Citigroup and JP Morgan. This is not legal proof, but it is the findings of statistical methods confirming signs of irregularities."
    The original article in French: http://www.lesechos.fr
    Google automatic translation: http://translate.google.com
    Another translation: http://www.911blogger.com/node/11728


  • Editor's note: The 9/11 Commission states in its Monograph on Terrorist Financing, "The U.S. government investigation unequivocally concluded that there was no evidence of illicit trading in the U.S. markets with knowledge of the terrorist attacks. The Commission staff, after an independent review of the government investigation, has discovered no reason to doubt this conclusion." For more information on 9/11-related investment irregularities, see Paul Zarembka, Ernst Welteke and William Bergman.

 

 

James Craven

James M. Craven, MA


James M. Craven, MA (Blackfoot name: Omahkohkiaayo i'poyi) – Professor of Economics and Chair, Business Division, Clark College.  FAA Certified Commercial Pilot, Instrument.  FAA Certified Ground Instructor (Advanced and Instrument).  Veteran, U.S. Army 1963 - 1966.
  • Statement to this website 8/27/08:

    "These different groups are all named what they are calling for: Pilots "FOR 9/11 TRUTH", Architects and Engineers "FOR 9/11 TRUTH", Firefighters "FOR 9/11 TRUTH", etc.  They are not named for a particular theory of what happened on 9/11, for example Pilots for Theory X.  They are only interested in finding the truth -- whatever it is -- of what happened.

    The mere fact that there was no immediate call for a real, full and competent investigation following 9-11, and in fact that there was ongoing obstruction of any investigation, says it all: we are still far from the truth of what happened and there is simply too much at stake to let it go.  What could be wrong or crazy about that position?"


  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "The existing and accumulating evidence and implications demand a thorough and competent investigation of 9/11 without fear or favor.  The science, evidence and reasoning in this slide show alone are extremely compelling and any summary dismissals of "Conspiracy Theory" are arrogant, disingenuous and anti-scientific. (How and why would/could anyone summarily dismiss evidence they have not even bothered to view let alone consider?)  And, by the way, if conspiracies do not actually occur in the real world, why do we have laws against them?  The official 9/11 Commission was worse than an outright fraud and cover-up."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • Member: Pilots for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001. Our main focus concentrates on the four flights, maneuvers performed and the reported pilots. We do not offer theory or point blame. However, we are focused on determining the truth of that fateful day since the United States Government doesn't seem to be very forthcoming with answers."

 

 

Wolfram Elsner

Wolfram Elsner, PhD


Wolfram Elsner, PhD – Professor of Economics, Structural Research and Economic Policy, in the Faculty of Economics and Business Studies, Institute for Institutional and Socio-Economics (IISO), at the University of Bremen, Germany. Also Adjunct Professor, Doctoral Faculty, Department of Economics, University of Missouri. Former head of the Planning Division of the Ministry of Economic Affairs of the State of Bremen and Director of the Bremen State Economic Research Institute, and Bremen State Official for Industrial Defense Conversion, 1989 - 2001. Chair of the German chapter of Economists for Peace and Security (formerly Economists Allied for Arms Reduction) 2003 - present. and is a member of the editorial and advisory boards of several international journals, including the Economics of Peace and Security Journal (EPSJ). He has organized the Joint Seminars of the European Association for Evolutionary Political Economy (EAEPE) and Economists for Peace and Security (EPS). Author, co-author and editor of numerous books on modern economics, including International Restructuring and Conversion of the Arms Industries and the Military Sector (2002), Arms, War, and Terrorism in the Global Economy Today (2007), Advances in Evolutionary Institutional Economics (2008), Konversion als Innovation: Die bremische Konversionsförderung 1992 bis 1995 (1998), Social Costs and Public Action in Modern Capitalism (2006).
  • Member: Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "Scholars and professionals with various kinds of expertise---including architects, engineers, firefighters, intelligence officers, lawyers, medical professionals, military officers, philosophers, religious leaders, physical scientists, and pilots---have spoken out about radical discrepancies between the official account of the 9/11 attacks and what they, as independent researchers, have learned.

    They have established beyond any reasonable doubt that the official account of 9/11 is false and that, therefore, the official “investigations” have really been cover-up operations.

    Thus far, however, there has been no response from political leaders in Washington or, for that matter, in other capitals around the world. Our organization, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, has been formed to help bring about such a response.

    We believe that the truth about 9/11 needs to be exposed now---not in 50 years as a footnote in the history books---so the policies that have been based on the Bush-Cheney administration’s interpretation of the 9/11 attacks can be changed.

    We are, therefore, calling for a new, independent investigation of 9/11 that takes account of evidence that has been documented by independent researchers but thus far ignored by governments and the mainstream media."


  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org


Stephen LeRoy

Stephen F. LeRoy, PhD

Stephen F. LeRoy, PhD – Professor of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara.  Former Visiting Economist, Federal Reserve Bank.

  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Research proves the current administration has been dishonest about what happened in New York and Washington, D.C. The World Trade Center was almost certainly brought down by controlled demolitions and that the available relevant evidence casts grave doubt on the government's official story about the attack on the Pentagon."


  • Bio: http://www.econ.ucsb.edu/cgi-bin/faculty.cgi?f=sleroy

 

 

Hendrik van den Berg

Hendrik van den Berg, PhD


Hendrik van den Berg, MA, MS, PhD – Associate Professor of Economics, University of Nebraska - Lincoln.   Member, American Economic Association and Western Economic Association International.  Foreign Service Officer, U.S. State Department, 1975 - 1979.  Author of more than 30 journal articles on international trade and economics.  Author of Economic Growth and Development (2001), International Economics (2004).  Co-author of International Trade And Economic Growth (2006), The Economics of Immigration (2008).
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org


  • Webpage: http://www.cba.unl.edu/people/profile.asp?id=1004

 

 

Mike McNulty

Mike McNulty


Mike McNulty – Professor of Economics and Financial English, Beijing, China.  Uncle of Sean Peter McNulty, Cantor Fitzgerald, WTC North Tower, 102nd floor. 
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "Dr. Jones' peer reviewed paper points to 9/11 being an inside job.  9/11 was a defining moment in U.S. history.  It is a scandal NIST and other government agencies have not told the American public why Building 7 came down."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06: "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10

 

 

Wolfgang Blaas

Wolfgang Blaas, PhD


Wolfgang Blaas, PhD – Associate Professor of Economics, Vienna University of Technology. Author and editor of several books on economics, including: Strategic Arena Switching in International Trade Negotiations (2007), A New Perspective for European Spatial Development Policies (1998), Mixed Economies in Europe: An Evolutionary Perspective on Their Emergence, Transition and Regulation (1993).
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org
MEDICINE  AND  BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

 

 

Jonathan Weisbuch

Jonathan Weisbuch, MD, MPH


Jonathan B. Weisbuch, BS Civil/Sanitary Eng, MD, MPH
– Former Chief Health Officer, Maricopa County, and Director, Maricopa County Public Health Department 1997 - 2004.  Medical Director, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services 1989 -1995.  Director, Department of Health and Social Services, State of Wyoming 1987 - 1989.  Former Health Officer, State of North Dakota 1976 - 1980.  Former Director of Correctional Health Services, State of Massachusetts 1974 - 1976.

Past President and Past Vice President, American Association of Public Health Physicians (AAPHP) and AAPHP's representative to the American Medical Association.  Recipient of the Ben Freedman Award for 'long and dedicated service to AAPHP and the practice of Public Health'.  Chair, National Commission on Correctional Health Care 1998 - 1999.  Diplomate, American Board of Preventive Medicine.  Fellow, American College of Preventive Medicine.  Former Officer, U.S. Navy.  Editorial Consultant, American Journal of Public Health.  Associate Editor, Journal of Public Health Policy 1980 - 1984.  Author of more than 40 articles pertaining to public health issues.  Co-author, The Challenges of Community Medicine (1974).

Dr. Weisbuch's extensive academic experience includes:
  • Adjunct Professor, Arizona State University, College of Human Evolution and Social Change
  • Clinical Professor, Public Health and Epidemiology Southwestern College of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Executive Coordinator for Global Health and Adjunct Professor, Arizona State University, Biodesign Institute and College of Human Evolution and Social Change
  • Associate Chairman and Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Arizona School of Medicine / Public Health
  • Adjunct Professor, School of Business Administration, Arizona State University
  • Adjunct Professor, Midwestern University, Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Southern California School of Medicine
  • Clinical Professor, Dept of Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine and School of Public Health
  • Office of the Dean, Charles Drew School of Medicine
  • Clinical Professor, Department of Community Medicine, University of North Dakota School of Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Community Medicine, University of Kentucky School of Medicine.
  • Founding Member: Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "As medical professionals, we are trained in science and logical reasoning. We are appalled by the lack of scientific rigor and the substantial omissions and blatant distortions in the official account of 9/11 as embodied in the 9/11 Commission Report and related government documents. We join with other organizations of professionals, such as Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, and Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, and millions of individual citizens in demanding a thorough, impartial, open and transparent reinvestigation of the terrorist acts of 9/11."


  • Review of The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions 1/14/07: "David Griffin's analysis of the Kean-Zelikow bipartisan Report of the events leading up to the highjackings of four aircraft on September 11, 2001, is a "must read" for anyone concerned with the subsequent history of the Bush Administration and the "War on Terror." All may not be as we initially were lead to believe: That fundamental Muslims with the desire to bring down America, plotted a massive terror event that culminated in the plane crashes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the fields of Pennsylvania. This conventional wisdom, supported by the media reporting immediately following the catastrophe, and subsequently "documented" by the Kean-Zelikow Report as analyzed in detail by Dr. Griffin is shown to be laced with omissions of fact, distortions of events, and the rewriting of the history leading to and during September 11, 2001. ..." http://www.amazon.com


  • Bio: http://www.ssbn630.org/id118.html

 

 

Joanna Santa Barbara

Joanna Santa Barbara,
MB BS, FRANZCP, FRCP(C)


Joanna Santa Barbara
, MB BS, FRANZCP, FRCP(C) – Retired child psychiatrist. Former Faculty Member of McMaster University Health Sciences and Centre for Peace Studies. Elected Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Canada. Elected Fellow, Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists. In 2002, awarded The Order of Ontario, the province's most prestigious official honor, for outstanding contribution to society in Ontario and around the world. Past President, Physicians for Global Survival and member since 1982. Actively involved in International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), serving as a board member and a vice-president. She was a member of delegations of IPPNW affiliates to NATO in Brussels in June 1999 and June 2000. Past member of the Advisory Board of Science for Peace. Co-author of Peace Through Health: How Health Professionals Can Work for a Less Violent World (2008). Contributing author to War and Public Health (2007), Encyclopedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict (Vol.1, 1999).
  • Statement in support of Medical Professionals petition for Reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "A large-scale massacre, used as an excuse for war with all its attendant death and misery, demands accountability, whenever and wherever it occurs. This is not the first such occurrence. If it is to be hoped that it is the last, accountability must be pursued. The causes of this massacre presented to the world by the US government under George W. Bush, are not believable. The truth must be pursued and accountability demanded."


  • Charter Member: Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "As medical professionals, we are trained in science and logical reasoning. We are appalled by the lack of scientific rigor and the substantial omissions and blatant distortions in the official account of 9/11 as embodied in the 9/11 Commission Report and related government documents. We join with other organizations of professionals, such as Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, and Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, and millions of individual citizens in demanding a thorough, impartial, open and transparent reinvestigation of the terrorist acts of 9/11."

 

 

Robert Horn

Robert G. Horn, MD


Robert G. Horn, MD
– Clinical Professor, Department of Pathology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."


  • Signatory of Petition of Solidarity to the Attorney General of New York for a new independent grand jury investigation of 9/11 11/19/04: "We the undersigned:  a) think that there is ample evidence and probable cause to believe that many grave and still unresolved crimes were committed by US officials prior to, during and after the events of 9/11;  b) observe that most of these apparent crimes, including but not limited to abetment of mass murder, criminal negligence, insider trading, and obstruction of justice fall well within the jurisdiction of New York's top law enforcement officials ..." http://www.justicefor911.org


  • Bio: http://www.kidneybiopsy.com/

 

 

Barry Komisaruk

Barry R. Komisaruk, PhD


Barry R. Komisaruk, PhD – Rutgers University Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean of the Graduate School.  Also Adjunct Professor, Department of Radiology, New Jersey College of Medicine, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.  Former postdoctoral researcher as a National Institute of Mental Health fellow at the Brain Research Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles.  Former Program Director in the Division of Minority Opportunities in Research at the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), one of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  Member, Society for Neuroscience.  Member, American Physiological Society.  Author of numerous scientific papers on neurophysiology, pharmacology, and endocrinology of reproductive behavior, and analgesia in laboratory animals and humans.  Author of Reproduction: A Behavioral and Neuroendocrine Perspective (1987), The Science of Orgasm (2006).
  • Founding Member: Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "As medical professionals, we are trained in science and logical reasoning. We are appalled by the lack of scientific rigor and the substantial omissions and blatant distortions in the official account of 9/11 as embodied in the 9/11 Commission Report and related government documents. We join with other organizations of professionals, such as Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, and Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, and millions of individual citizens in demanding a thorough, impartial, open and transparent reinvestigation of the terrorist acts of 9/11."


  • Essay Rutgers Observer 9/11/07:  Regarding 9/11  "Based upon my reading, published evidence leads me to a terribly disturbing conclusion as to the veracity of the official government accounts. ...

    The observations are readily available and clearly evident from existing news reports, books, and photos and videos on the Internet.  They have not been accounted for convincingly, or even at all, by the official U.S. government reports, and they have not even been challenged by the mass media.  They raise serious doubts and questions as to what really happened on that day.

    If the assumptions about the true nature of the events are erroneous, then the policies that have been justified by those assumptions must be questioned – ongoing policies that include the invasion and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan, and suspension of the guarantees provided by the Bill of Rights and the Constitution – against torture and against warrantless spying on U.S. citizens.

    If we turn a blind eye to the truth about the events that occurred on September 11, 2001, we do so at our peril, for revealing the truth may well change profoundly the course of future events." http://media.www.rutgersobserver.com

  • Endorsement of Debunking 9/11 Debunking:  "In this astonishing and fearsome book, David Ray Griffin rigorously and brilliantly first dissects and then demolishes the recent published accounts that purport to debunk the critics of the Bush Administration’s official explanations of the events of 9/11. Dr. Griffin reveals how the purported debunkings ignore the blatant inconsistencies and obvious coverups in the official accounts. No amount of spin can honestly account for the pulverization and nearly free-fall collapse of the World Trade Center buildings by anything other than pre-planned demolition. No amount of spin can realistically explain away the absence of commercial jetliner wreckage at the Pentagon. No amount of spin can logically explain away the miles-wide dispersion of airliner debris if Flight 93 was not blown up in the air. Dr. Griffin carefully delineates crucial questions that must be answered directly and honestly, without bias, spin or conflicts of interest. This book is a challenge to the mass media. If the truth about the events of 9/11 remains concealed and ignored, it will be at our – and our nation’s – peril.


  • Bio: http://psychology.rutgers.edu/~brk/

 

 

Michael Knox

Michael D. Knox, PhD


Michael D. Knox, PhD Psychology – Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Distinguished Professor in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, Professor of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine and Distinguished Professor of Global Health in the College of Public Health, University of South Florida. Dr. Knox also has courtesy appointments as Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Distinguished Professor of Aging Studies, University of South Florida.

Chairman and CEO of US Peace Memorial Foundation, a tax-exempt non-profit 501 (c) (3) foundation, which seeks to demonstrate that advocating for peaceful solutions to international problems is an honorable and socially acceptable activity. Founder and Director of both the Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center and the University of South Florida Center for HIV Education and Research. Awarded the 2007 Anthony J. Marsella Prize for the Psychology of Peace and Social Justice at the 115th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, an award presented annually by Psychologists for Social Responsibility, recognizing him for more than four decades of outstanding contributions to peace and humanitarian assistance. Member, Sigma Xi , the international honor society of research scientists and engineers.

In his more than 20 year academic career, Dr. Knox has over 125 scholarly presentations and publications, including several books and book chapters. Senior editor and contributor to HIV and Community Mental Healthcare (1998). Co-author of Last Wishes: A Handbook to Guide Your Survivors (1995). Contributing author to The Encyclopedia of Health and Aging (2007), Psychiatric Aspects of HIV/AIDS (2006), HIV/AIDS Primary Care Guide (2006).
  • Charter Member: Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "As medical professionals, we are trained in science and logical reasoning. We are appalled by the lack of scientific rigor and the substantial omissions and blatant distortions in the official account of 9/11 as embodied in the 9/11 Commission Report and related government documents. We join with other organizations of professionals, such as Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, and Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, and millions of individual citizens in demanding a thorough, impartial, open and transparent reinvestigation of the terrorist acts of 9/11."


  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org

 

 

Dale Dewar

Dale Dewar, MD, CCFP, FCFP


Dale Dewar, MD, CCFP, FCFP – Rural Family Practice Physician. Fellow, College of Family Physicians of Canada. Past Coordinator and continuing Associate Professor, Rural Division of the Department of Family Medicine, University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine. Chair of the Saskatchewan Medical Association's Committee on Rural and Regional Medicine. Chair of the International Committee of the Society of Rural Physicians of Canada. Past President and continuing Member, Physicians for Global Survival, the Canadian affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), which as an organization received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.
  • Statement in support of Medical Professionals petition for Reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "Please add my name to those who believe that the war was illegal and that there should be a reinvestigation of 9/11.  The citizens of the USA and the millions internationally who felt the pain of the event deserve no less."


  • Charter Member: Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "As medical professionals, we are trained in science and logical reasoning. We are appalled by the lack of scientific rigor and the substantial omissions and blatant distortions in the official account of 9/11 as embodied in the 9/11 Commission Report and related government documents. We join with other organizations of professionals, such as Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, and Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, and millions of individual citizens in demanding a thorough, impartial, open and transparent reinvestigation of the terrorist acts of 9/11."


  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org

 

 

Carlos Vassaux

Carlos Vassaux, MD


Carlos Vassaux, MD – Cardiologist - Internist.  Former cardiovascular researcher, Harvard Medical School. Former Fellow, Lown Cardiovascular Research Foundation. Founder and Past President of the Guatemalan affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), which as an organization received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985.  Founder and former Chief, Department of Intensive Care, Hospital Gral, San Juan de Dios. Former Professor of Medicine. Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala. Past President Academy of Medical, Physical and Natural Sciences of Guatemala. 
  • Charter Member: Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "As medical professionals, we are trained in science and logical reasoning. We are appalled by the lack of scientific rigor and the substantial omissions and blatant distortions in the official account of 9/11 as embodied in the 9/11 Commission Report and related government documents. We join with other organizations of professionals, such as Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, and Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, and millions of individual citizens in demanding a thorough, impartial, open and transparent reinvestigation of the terrorist acts of 9/11."


  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org

 

 

Larry Burk

Larry Burk, MD


Larry Burk, MD – Former Director of Education, Center for Integrative Medicine, Duke University Medical Center.  Associate Clinical Professor of Radiology and Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center 1993 - 2004.  Former Assistant Professor, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. 

  • Founding Member: Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "As medical professionals, we are trained in science and logical reasoning. We are appalled by the lack of scientific rigor and the substantial omissions and blatant distortions in the official account of 9/11 as embodied in the 9/11 Commission Report and related government documents. We join with other organizations of professionals, such as Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, and Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, and millions of individual citizens in demanding a thorough, impartial, open and transparent reinvestigation of the terrorist acts of 9/11."


  • Essay 7/1/06: "The most plausible explanation for the incredible level of national denial even among otherwise well-informed, left-wing liberals, is that we have all been subject to a mass hypnotic trance induced by the carefully-scripted events on 9/11.

    Even with my background in medical hypnosis, it took me more than 3 years to wake up to the flaws in the official story, which in retrospect, are rather obvious." http://nc911truth.blogspot.com


  • Conference presentation, 9/11: Revealing The Truth, Reclaiming Our Future 6/3/06:  "The sequence of events on 9/11 has much in common with standard hypnotic techniques for rapid trance induction.  These characteristics include hypnotizable subjects, focused attention, rapid induction, trance deepening, hypnotic suggestions, depth of trance testing, post-hypnotic suggestions, and delayed activation of anchors.

    The hypnosis scenario explains why the majority of people did not believe what they saw with their own eyes; a controlled demolition of the World Trade Center.  Although trances tend to wear off with time, repeated triggering of hypnotic anchors can prolong the effects indefinitely.  The challenge now is to break the spell for a critical mass of people prior to any future false flag terrorist attack." http://www.911truth.org/911rtt/events.html#Burk


  • Member North Carolina 9/11 Truth: Association Statement: "When the Twin Towers exploded on September 11, 2001, we stared in disbelief.  Five years later, we now have ample forensic evidence to show that at least 3 of the World Trade Center towers were felled by controlled demolition, not airplane impacts.  The investigative focus has now shifted to determine how terrorists gained access to make the extensive preparations required."


  • Bio: http://www.911truth.org/911rtt/speakers.html#LBurk

 

 

Michael Gabriel

Michael Gabriel , PhD


Michael Gabriel , PhD – Professor Emeritus, Psychology and Neuroscience, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 1982 - 2003.  Assistant/Associate Professor, University of Texas at Austin, 1973 - 1982.  NIMH Senior Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California at Irvine, 1970 - 1973.  Assistant Professor, Pomona College, 1967 - 1973.  Author and co-author of numerous journal articles pertaining to learning and memory processes, brain cellular activity, psychopharmacology, and neuroanatomy.  Co-editor of Learning and Computational Neuroscience: Foundations of Adaptive Networks (1991).  Editor of Neurobiology of Cingulate Cortex and Limbic Thalamus: A Comprehensive Handbook (1993).
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "Direct visual comparison of the towers' collapse with views of other controlled demolitions, supplemented by many compelling facts and arguments and the patently inadequate "official" investigations of FEMA and NIST, convince me that a new, independent investigation must be done."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • Webpage: http://www.psych.uiuc.edu

 

Margaret Byers

Margaret R. Byers, PhD


Margaret R. Byers, PhD
– Research Professor Emerita, Departments of Anesthesiology and Biological Structure, University of Washington.  Author or co-author of more than 100 articles and book chapters on dental innervation, neurobiology, anesthesiology, and inflammation.  Contributing author to The Senses, A Comprehensive Reference (2008).

 

 

Lester Grinspoon

Lester Grinspoon, MD


Lester Grinspoon, MD – Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School.  Founding Editor of The Harvard Mental Health Letter.  Faculty member for the Zinberg Center for Addiction Studies in Cambridge, MA (1993-1996).  Director of the Clinical Research Center for Massachusetts Mental Health Center (1961-1968).  Examiner for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (1969-1980).  Dr. Grinspoon has served in several capacities with the American Psychiatric Association, including Vice-Chairperson (1975-1977), Chairperson for the Council on Research (1977-1979), Vice-Chairperson (1979-1980) and Chairperson for Scientific Program Committee (1980-1984).  Former member, Scientific and Policy Advisors of the American Council on Science and Health.  

Author and co-author of over 160 articles in scholarly and professional journals, most of which deal with clinical comparisons of drug therapies.  Author of numerous chapters in medical textbooks, research publications, clinical protocols and conference reports.  Author and co-author of several books related to medicinal and recreational drug use: Marihuana Reconsidered (second edition 1977), Psychedelic Drugs Reconsidered (second edition 1981), Psychedelic Reflections (1982), The Long Darkness: Psychological and Moral Perspectives on Nuclear Winter (1986), and Marihuana, The Forbidden Medicine (Revised Edition 1997).
  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06: "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them.  Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10/

 

 

Emilio Martinez

E. J. Muñoz-Martínez, MD, PhD


E. J. Muñoz-Martínez, MD, PhD
– Neurophysiologist. Professor and Researcher, Department of Physiology, Biophysics, and Neuroscience, Center for Research and Advanced Studies, National Polytechnic Institute, Mexico City . Recipient of the 2003 award of ANUIES (National Association of Universities and Institutes for Higher Education) for his contribution to Higher Education. Twice served as President, Mexican Society of Physiological Sciences (the only twice elected President of the organization). Member of the Latin American Association of Physiological Sciences, the Academy of Scientific Research and the Society for Neuroscience. Author and co-author of numerous scientific journal articles on neuroscience and physiology. Author, co-author, and editor of more than 17 books on neuroscience and physiology. Journalist in the Mexican newspapers Uno más Uno, La Jornada, El Financiero, and Crónica and in the weekly magazine Proceso.

 

Kyle Nash

Kyle Nash, DMin


Kyle Nash, DMin
– Thanatologist, Clinical Medical Ethicist, and Medical Educator, who has taught undergraduate and graduate medical education, across staff disciplines, at The University of Chicago medical schools and hospitals. Faculty Member, School for New Learning, DePaul University. Former Faculty Member, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics.
  • Member: Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "As medical professionals, we are trained in science and logical reasoning. We are appalled by the lack of scientific rigor and the substantial omissions and blatant distortions in the official account of 9/11 as embodied in the 9/11 Commission Report and related government documents. We join with other organizations of professionals, such as Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, and Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, and millions of individual citizens in demanding a thorough, impartial, open and transparent reinvestigation of the terrorist acts of 9/11."


  • Member: Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement

    "When faced with actions that conflict with the universal moral principle that we should not do to others what we would not want done to ourselves or our loved ones, members of faith communities have a responsibility to voice their opposition to those actions. Many religious leaders throughout history have publicly challenged morally unacceptable practices---recently, for example, in the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements.

    A significant moral challenge has emerged due to glaring discrepancies between the official version of the events of September 11, 2001, and the results of extensive independent research by individuals with relevant scientific or professional expertise. . . . As a result of this extensive research carried out by scientists and professionals, it can now be seen that the official account of 9/11 is false beyond any reasonable doubt. ... Because the false account of 9/11 has led to [numerous] evils, it is incumbent on religious leaders, once they realize that the official account is a lie, to speak out."

 

 

William Romoser

William S. Romoser, PhD


William S. Romoser
, PhD – Professor of Medical Entomology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Ohio University.  Core Faculty Member, African Studies, Ohio University Center for International Studies.  Communication Development Faculty, Ohio University Center for International Studies.  Former Director, International Development Studies, Ohio University Center for International Studies.  Member, Institute for the African Child.  Former Director, Ohio University Tropical Disease Institute.  National Research Council Senior Postdoctoral Research Associate, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, 1984 - 1985.  U.S. Army Summer Faculty Research & Engineering Program, Virology Division, Fort Detrick, 1983 - 1984, 1996 - 2003.  Author of numerous journal articles and conference papers on entomology in general and many specifically on mosquitoes and diseases transmitted by them.  Original author and co-author of subsequent editions of The Science of Entomology (1973, 4th ed. 1997).  Contributing author to Biology of Disease Vectors (1996), Medical Entomology--A Textbook on Public Health and Veterinary Problems Caused by Arthropods (2000).
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "I have been a college professor and active scientist for nearly 45 years.

    From the day I watched the TV news coverage of the Twin Towers free-fall to the ground and then awhile later heard that Building 7, though not hit by a plane, also free-fell to the ground, I thought, along with some of the early news commentators, that the collapses looked like controlled demolitions.

    Then there was the clear reticence on the part of the Bush Administration to open an investigation.  Finally and begrudgingly the 9/11 Commission was named and produced what turned out to be a woefully incomplete and inadequate assessment.  In the face of the magnitude and gravity of 9/11, the cost in dollars and, most importantly, the horrendous loss of human lives, such an inadequate treatment is not acceptable under any standards.

    Not long after 9/11, websites began to appear which posed fair and reasonable questions challenging the “official” version of how the buildings fell, and related issues.  The writings of prominent scholars, such as David Ray Griffin and others, considered the diverse and mounting pieces of evidence in systematic and thoughtful ways.  While one may disagree with the interpretation of this or that piece of evidence, the emerging mosaic of physical, economic, political and social evidence is compelling and demands a reinvestigation.

    Frankly, at this point I don’t see how our country can go forward as a democracy until this matter is fully and completely settled by an independent, comprehensive, competent investigation by a body with full subpoena power."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • Webpage: http://www.oucom.ohiou.edu/dbms-romoser

 

 

Eva Kataja

Eva Kataja, MA, MS, PhD


Eva Kataja, MA Marriage & Family Therapy, MS Dept. of Oncology, Univ. of Wisconsin, PhD Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School – Former Researcher, Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School and MIT. Former Member of the Faculty of Biology, University of Southern California. Psychotherapist. Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, State of California.
  • Statement in support of Medical Professionals petition for Reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "In January, 2002 I began intensively studying the 9/11 attacks.  An estimated 1,000 hours of reading, studying photos, listening to recorded interviews of those at the scene convinced me that elements of our own federal government (including Vice President Cheney); members of the U.S. military, CIA, and FBI; NYC officials; various corporations and individuals; as well as Israel's Mossad and Pakistan's ISI, certainly aided and abetted these events and many were most likely involved in the planning as well as the official cover-up, which does not hold up under scrutiny. The Americans involved are guilty of treason and must be brought to justice if we hope to repair our democracy."


  • Member: Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "As medical professionals, we are trained in science and logical reasoning. We are appalled by the lack of scientific rigor and the substantial omissions and blatant distortions in the official account of 9/11 as embodied in the 9/11 Commission Report and related government documents. We join with other organizations of professionals, such as Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, and Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, and millions of individual citizens in demanding a thorough, impartial, open and transparent reinvestigation of the terrorist acts of 9/11."


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

Andrew Gutierrez

Andrew P. Gutierrez, PhD


Andrew P. Gutierrez, PhD – Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management, University of California, Berkeley.  Internationally recognized for his pioneering work on the modeling of insect population dynamics and crop growth for use in integrated pest management, which has resulted in considerable increase in crop production and economic benefit world-wide.  Author or co-author of many research articles and several book chapters.  Co-editor of Ecological Entomology, 2nd Edition (1998).  Author of Applied Population Ecology: A Supply-Demand Approach (1996).
  • Statement to this website 12/18/07:  "The official 9/11 story is a cover up that needs investigating.  The stench of the fall of democracy is everywhere - where was the legislative oversight?"


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."


  • Webpage: http://ecnr.berkeley.edu

 

 

Giacomo Consalez

Giacomo Consalez, MD


Giacomo Consalez, MD – Director, Developmental Neurogenetics Unit, Department of Neuroscience, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan, Italy.  Author or co-author of numerous research articles regarding neuroscience.  Co-editor, Notch Signaling And Nervous System Development (Developmental Neuroscience) (2006).

 

 

Faiz Khan

Faiz Khan, MD


Faiz Khan, MD
– Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NY.  Director of Medical Observation Unit and Assistant Residency Director - Emergency Medicine, Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine.  Practicing physician with dual board specialization in Emergency and Internal Medicine.  A 9/11 first responder.

  • Co-founder: Muslim-Jewish-Christian Alliance for 9/11 Truth, a group of scholars, religious leaders and activists dedicated to uniting members of the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths in pursuit of 9/11 truth.


  • Essay American Muslims and 9/11 Truth -- The Paralysis of Discourse; The Incompetence of Academia, and The Need for an Accurate Diagnosis

    Excerpts from Dr. Khan's extensive essay on 9/11 Truth and its implications:

    "Who were the hijackers, given that at least six of the “19 suicide hijackers” are still alive and had their identities stolen? ...

    Why did investigators not pursue the massive record dumping of United and American airline stock during the week before 9/11 during the activity (monitoring real time suspicious activities of Stock Trades is standard procedure), or after the event of 9/11? ...

    Why the scores of documented accounts of foreknowledge of this event from a diverse source base? To assume “we were taken by surprise” is ludicrous. ...

    What hit the Pentagon? To this day, there is zero evidence it was a Boeing. The place is sprawling with video surveillance, yet no video is available. ...

    Why does the wreckage from Pennsylvania (Flight 93) indicate that the “fourth plane” was indeed shot down, or suffered a mid-air explosion? Why did Mr. Rumsfeld recently say that Flight 93 was shot down, and then quickly correct himself? ...

    Why did WTC building 7 collapse? This happened long after the strikes, and in a manner that suggested it was demolished. ...

    How do we explain the complete incapacitation and overt stand-down of standard Air Space defense protocols, (which functioned effectively over 50 times the last year) and the lies and contradictions between NORAD, the FAA, Secret Service, and the Air force? ...

    Why has the current [Bush / Cheney] regime obstructed any serious attempt to investigate the circumstances that led to 9/11?  ...

    Why did one member, Max Cleland, resign from the [9/11] Commission after accusing it of incompetence and lack of dedication ... http://www.mujca.com/muslims.htm



  • Signatory 11/19/04: Complaint filed with the Attorney General, State of New York for a new independent grand jury investigation of 9/11.

    "We, the complainant signatories below, petition the Attorney General of New York, on behalf of millions of New Yorkers who also call for a fearless independent inquiry; for the sake of residents, workers, and business owners in New York—most particularly in and near "Ground Zero"; and also on behalf of other Americans who have lost employees, friends, and family members as well as health, business, and personal assets and civil, privacy, and other rights in the events of September 11, 2001 and their aftermath.

    We approach your office as concerned citizens desiring to bring to light the truth about the events of 9/11." http://www.justicefor911.org


  • Member: Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement

    "When faced with actions that conflict with the universal moral principle that we should not do to others what we would not want done to ourselves or our loved ones, members of faith communities have a responsibility to voice their opposition to those actions. Many religious leaders throughout history have publicly challenged morally unacceptable practices---recently, for example, in the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements.

    A significant moral challenge has emerged due to glaring discrepancies between the official version of the events of September 11, 2001, and the results of extensive independent research by individuals with relevant scientific or professional expertise. . . . As a result of this extensive research carried out by scientists and professionals, it can now be seen that the official account of 9/11 is false beyond any reasonable doubt. ... Because the false account of 9/11 has led to [numerous] evils, it is incumbent on religious leaders, once they realize that the official account is a lie, to speak out."


  • Bio: http://www.suficircle.com/event-khan.html

 

 

John Hiebert

John C. Hiebert, MD, PhD


John C. Hiebert, MD, Harvard Medical School; PhD (Evolutionary Biology), Harvard University; Postdoctoral Fellow (Developmental Biology), Stanford University School of Medicine – ABA board certified anesthesiologist. Assistant Clinical Professor, Tufts University
  • Statement in support of Medical Professionals petition for Reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "The events of September 11, 2001 have been used by our government to justify killing over one million people.  President Obama, within weeks of his inauguration, invoked 9/11 as a justification for sending 17,000 more troops to Afghanistan.  Our civil liberties have been eroded by the Patriot Act of 2001, the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, the Protect America Act of 2007, and numerous other Orwellian edicts.  The official explanation for 9/11 has been conveyed in the mainstream media with astonishing certainty beginning within hours of the attacks.   Does this explanation deserve merit?  Sadly and disturbingly not.  High school physics, a bit of chemistry, and common sense lay bare a false narrative pushed aggressively by the mainstream media. 

    ‘We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.’ -- William Casey, CIA Director, 1981-1987. 

    ‘The Central Intelligence Agency owns everyone of any significance in the major media.’ -- William Colby, CIA Director, 1973-1976.

    The facts of 9/11 tell the real story.  Here are a few impossibilities that serve as tip to the iceberg:

    Impossible: rapid and extreme destruction without additional energy source.

    Impossible: free-fall speed by pile driver mechanism.

    Impossible: molten steel from office fires, still flowing weeks later.

    Impossible: numerous examples of prior knowledge -- WTC collapse known by Giuliani; WTC 7 collapse known by officials on the scene, on video; WTC 7 ‘collapse’  reported by multiple news media outlets while the building still stood.

    Impossible: that X-ray energy dispersive spectra of multiple 9/11 dust samples would show the chemical fingerprint of the high-energy explosive thermate, if no explosives were used on that day.  (ref. J. 9/11 Studies, vol. 19, Jan. 2008)"


  • Charter Member: Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "As medical professionals, we are trained in science and logical reasoning. We are appalled by the lack of scientific rigor and the substantial omissions and blatant distortions in the official account of 9/11 as embodied in the 9/11 Commission Report and related government documents. We join with other organizations of professionals, such as Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, and Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, and millions of individual citizens in demanding a thorough, impartial, open and transparent reinvestigation of the terrorist acts of 9/11."


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."

 

 

Charles Hux

Charles H. Hux, MD


Charles H. Hux, MD
– Associate Professor, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.  Faculty Member, Monmouth Medical Center.  Obstetrician & Gynecologist, specialist in Maternal & Fetal Medicine.

  • Signatory of Petition of Solidarity to the Attorney General of New York for a new independent grand jury investigation of 9/11 11/19/04: "We the undersigned:  a) think that there is ample evidence and probable cause to believe that many grave and still unresolved crimes were committed by US officials prior to, during and after the events of 9/11;  b) observe that most of these apparent crimes, including but not limited to abetment of mass murder, criminal negligence, insider trading, and obstruction of justice fall well within the jurisdiction of New York's top law enforcement officials ..." http://www.justicefor911.org


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Research proves the current administration has been dishonest about what happened in New York and Washington, D.C. The World Trade Center was almost certainly brought down by controlled demolitions and that the available relevant evidence casts grave doubt on the government's official story about the attack on the Pentagon."

 

Alexander Dent

Alexander L. Dent, PhD


Alexander L. Dent, PhD – Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, School of Medicine, Indiana University.  Associate Editor, Journal of Immunology.
  • Signatory of Petition of Solidarity to the Attorney General of New York for a new independent grand jury investigation of 9/11 11/19/04: "We the undersigned:  a) think that there is ample evidence and probable cause to believe that many grave and still unresolved crimes were committed by US officials prior to, during and after the events of 9/11;  b) observe that most of these apparent crimes, including but not limited to abetment of mass murder, criminal negligence, insider trading, and obstruction of justice fall well within the jurisdiction of New York's top law enforcement officials ..." http://www.justicefor911.org


  • Bio: http://cancer.iu.edu/research/member

 

 

Basil Hantash

Basil M. Hantash, MD, PhD


Basil M. Hantash, MD, PhD
– Former Instructor in the Division of Plastic Surgery, Department of Dermatology, Stanford University School of Medicine.  Has served as co-founder, member of the executive team, and member of the Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board of numerous medical technology, biotechnology, and aesthetic medicine companies. Member of American Academy of Dermatology, American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, Sigma Xi, and Society for Investigative Dermatology.

Member of the Editorial Board of the journal Clinical Medicine: Dermatology. Author or co-author of more than 65 scientific peer-reviewed articles, abstracts, and chapters. He remains intimately involved in humanitarian relief work and is an award-winning poet featured in several books and one audio CD.
  • Statement to this website 1/29/07: "The events of 9/11/01 were tragic and tremendous suffering has been inflicted on not just the families of the victims, but also on human beings worldwide as a result of the Bush administration's global war on "terror." Having dined at WTC Windows on the World late Sunday evening only 33 hours before the tragic event, I personally witnessed the complete absence of security relative to that typically in place during the prior 5 plus years I frequented this building. Countless engineers including several within my family have suggested that WTC twin towers and WTC 7 [610 feet tall, 47 stories, and not hit by an airplane] were brought down by demolition with the planes representing nothing more than an unfortunate distraction. While the facts remain unclear surrounding the events that transpired, the conspiracy theory offered by the establishment and 911 Commission have been completely unsatisfying and require further serious unbiased investigation."


  • [Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.]


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."

 

 

Steven Ayre

Steven G. Ayre, MD


Steven G. Ayre, MD – Practicing physician, medical researcher, and medical educator. Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science 1986 - present. Former Medical Director of the Montreal Association for Children with Learning Disabilities 1972 - 1983.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "The twin towers literally exploded, one at a time. That is clearly evident to those who have eyes to see. The collapse of building 7 was a textbook visual rendering of a controlled demolition."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

Philip Trabulsy

Philip Trabulsy, MD


Philip Trabulsy, MD – Co-Director, University of Vermont Integrative Medicine Program, 2005 - present. Assistant Clinical Professor, Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, 1998 - present.  Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, Division of Plastic Surgery, 1996 - 1997. Assistant Professor, Division of Plastic Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, 1992 - 1996. Director and Chief of the Burn Service, San Francisco General Hospital, 1994 - 1996. Chief, Division of Reconstructive Plastic and Hand Surgery, San Francisco General Hospital, 1992 - 1996. Board certified by American Board of Surgery and American Board of Plastic Surgery with Added Qualifications in Surgery of the Hand.
  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "We, the undersigned Vermonters, hereby call for a new, truly independent, and rigorous investigation to uncover the truth surrounding the events of September 11, 2001. We believe that the official story is highly problematic and that a full inquiry into its many contradictions, omissions, and distortions, and those of the 9/11 Commission Report, is warranted." http://www.vt911.org/Investigation%20Supporters.htm

 

 

Eric Beeth

Eric Beeth, MD


Eric Beeth, MD
Assistant Professor, General Practice Medicine, Vrije Universiteit, Brussels.  Family practice physician.
  • Comment to the Rutgers Observer  9/28/07:  "[T]he media has been very effective in imprinting the almost successful 'psy-war-operation' in our collective mind.  Despite MASSIVE scientific evidence of foul play, the big media is still trying to push down the 'Ministry of Truth' narrative with all their might.  This is shown for example when FOX news brings out former video-magazine turned 'conspiracy theory' debunker, editor Paul Meigs, on the 6th anniversary of the criminal mass murders, complete with photo-shopped pictures of WTC-7 with an enormous gash in it.  (Eye-witness and photographic records have shown this to be manufactured evidence to support the official version of why WTC-7 fell completely 'due to structural weakening,' as the BBC and FOX reported 20 minutes before it actually happened!). Participate in bringing our country out of the dark ages.

    We hope that Professor David Ray Griffin will be nominated for the Nobel Peace prize next year. Join the movement for truth now, since, as the German protester in this recent video said : 'You can't just watch it happen and do nothing about it. That is impossible. That would make you lose all respect for yourself and for Mankind.'  That is the true cognitive dissidence, and it is easy to deal with: just join the most honorable and truthful of the movements, and follow your very best observation and scientific reasoning."  http://www.rutgersobserver.com


  • Signatory of Petition of Solidarity to the Attorney General of New York for a new independent grand jury investigation of 9/11 11/19/04: "We the undersigned:  a) think that there is ample evidence and probable cause to believe that many grave and still unresolved crimes were committed by US officials prior to, during and after the events of 9/11;  b) observe that most of these apparent crimes, including but not limited to abetment of mass murder, criminal negligence, insider trading, and obstruction of justice fall well within the jurisdiction of New York's top law enforcement officials ..." http://www.justicefor911.org


  • Web page : http://huis.vub.ac.be/staflees.php?ID=15

 

 

Victor Marcial-Vega

Victor A. Marcial-Vega, MD


Victor A. Marcial-Vega, MD – Radiation Oncologist. Former Instructor of Radiation Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine. Former Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Miami School of Medicine. Contributing author to Principles and Practice of Radiation Oncology (2nd Edition 1991), Atlas of Video-Assisted Thoracic Surgery (1994), Alternative Medicine: The Definitive Guide to Cancer (1997).
  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06:

    "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10

 

 

Arnold Matlin

Dr. Arnold Matlin, MD, FAAP, (L) of Rochester Committee on Latin America presents National White Dove Award to Charles Kaufman


Arnold H. Matlin, MD, FAAP – Pediatrician. Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics, University of Rochester Medical Center. Founding Member, Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace.
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org

 

 

David King

David King, MBBS, MPH, FRACGP


David King, MBBS, MPH, FRACGP – Lecturer, Clinical Epidemiology, School of Population Health, University of Queensland. Fellow, Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org

 

 

Thomas Landefeld

Thomas Landefeld, MS, PhD


Thomas Landefeld, MS, PhD Reproductive Endocrinology
– Professor and medical researcher, specializing in reproductive endocrinology. Professor of Biology and Former Associate Dean, College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, California State University, Dominguez Hills. Former Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Assistant Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, University of Michigan Medical School. Postdoctoral Fellow, Cornell University Medical College and Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. Recipient of 7 research grants and 2 training grants from the National Institutes of Health and several more from other grant sources.

Member of the professional associations: Sigma Xi, Society for the Study of Reproduction, American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, The Endocrine Society, Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, American Association of Higher Education, National Association of Medical Minority Educators (NAMME), and the National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions. Grant Reviewer for: National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, Medical Research Council of Canada, and U.S. Department of Agriculture. Editorial Reviewer for the journals: Endocrinology, Biology of Reproduction, Endocrine Reviews, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Neuroendocrinology, Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Molecular Endocrinology, and Journal of Biological Chemistry. Author of more than 40 peer-reviewed publications in scientific journals.
  • Statement in support of Medical Professionals petition for Reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "As a scientist, I have been deeply disappointed in the reporting of the events surrounding 9/11 and even more so with the obvious disregard of those scientific facts that have been reported. The "fall out" and repercussions from this event will continue to be felt for years and by not knowing the real facts, no one is accountable for this. We need to know the true facts regarding an event as significant as this to our history."


  • Member: Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "As medical professionals, we are trained in science and logical reasoning. We are appalled by the lack of scientific rigor and the substantial omissions and blatant distortions in the official account of 9/11 as embodied in the 9/11 Commission Report and related government documents. We join with other organizations of professionals, such as Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, and Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, and millions of individual citizens in demanding a thorough, impartial, open and transparent reinvestigation of the terrorist acts of 9/11."

 

 

Nabil Bayakly

Nabil Bayakly, PhD


Nabil A. Bayakly, PhD
– Assistant Professor of Biology, LeMoyne-Owen College.  Adjunct Professor for Islamic Studies at Memphis Theological Seminary.  Co-founder of the Memphis Multireligious Association.  Chairman of Muslims in Memphis.  Member of the Peace and Justice Center for the Midsouth.  Member of Diversity Memphis and of the Mayor’s Committee for Multireligious and Multicultural Affairs. Holds Certificate of Achievement from the FBI for Civil Rights Training.  Author of numerous scientific, religious and sociopolitical papers.
  • Statement in support of Religious Leaders Petition for Reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "There should be an independent investigation to know the truth about what happened on 9-11-01.  This should include finding who is responsible for the attacks on our nation on 9-11-01." http://rl911truth.org


  • Member: Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement

    "When faced with actions that conflict with the universal moral principle that we should not do to others what we would not want done to ourselves or our loved ones, members of faith communities have a responsibility to voice their opposition to those actions. Many religious leaders throughout history have publicly challenged morally unacceptable practices---recently, for example, in the civil rights and anti-apartheid movements.

    A significant moral challenge has emerged due to glaring discrepancies between the official version of the events of September 11, 2001, and the results of extensive independent research by individuals with relevant scientific or professional expertise. . . . As a result of this extensive research carried out by scientists and professionals, it can now be seen that the official account of 9/11 is false beyond any reasonable doubt. ... Because the false account of 9/11 has led to [numerous] evils, it is incumbent on religious leaders, once they realize that the official account is a lie, to speak out."


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

David Moskowitz

David W. Moskowitz, MD, FACP


David W. Moskowitz, MD, FACP – Physician, researcher, and pioneer in the field of medical genomics.  Former Member of the Faculty, St. Louis University School of Medicine (11 years).
  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."

 

 

Matthew Orr

Matthew Orr, PhD


Matthew Orr, PhD
– Instructor of Biology, University of Oregon. 
  • A Short Course "Is the War on Terror Fraudulent?" 2/21/06: "This course has described numerous instances of incomplete investigation by the 9/11 Commission: its burial of Able Danger, the Navy intelligence unit that identified Mohammed Atta long before 9/11; its failure to investigate the hijackers reported alive after 9/11; its failure to mention the collapse of WTC 7 [610 feet tall, 47 stories, and not hit by an airplane]; its convoluted and unsupported scenario for the behavior of the FAA and military on 9/11; its burial of Sibel Edmonds’ testimony; its failure to interview David Schippers, who served as a conduit for the FBI warnings prior to 9/11; its failure to investigate or interview General Mahmoud Ahmed, the head of the Pakistani ISI, who wired $100,000 to lead hijacker Mohammed Atta the week prior to 9/11 and who was meeting with CIA and Pentagon officials during the week of the attacks; its failure to disclose the source of the incriminating stock transactions prior to 9/11; and its declaration that the source of financing of the attacks is not important." http://www.scholarsfor911truth


  • [Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.]


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Research proves the current administration has been dishonest about what happened in New York and Washington, D.C. The World Trade Center was almost certainly brought down by controlled demolitions and that the available relevant evidence casts grave doubt on the government's official story about the attack on the Pentagon."


John Pepper

John Pepper, PhD

John Pepper, PhD – Assistant Professor, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Arizona.

 

 

 

 

William Willers, PhD
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William Willers, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Biology and Microbiology, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Founder and President, Superior Wilderness Action Network.  Editor of Learning to Listen to the Land and Unmanaged Landscapes: Voices For Untamed Nature.

  • Essay 12/15/06: "On December 8, The Nation ... published an essay by Christopher Hayes ... titled "9/11: The Roots of Paranoia," in which the author ... disparages the "so-called" 9/11 Truth Movement, which he calls "a rabbit hole of delusion." ... Two of the scholars he identifies by name: theologian David Ray Griffin and physicist Steven Jones. ...  

    Regarding investigative thoroughness, the two scholars cited, Griffin and Jones, are scrupulous in their investigative methodology. Moreover, James Fetzer, a leading 9/11 skeptic and retired professor of philosophy, has written numerous well-received books on research technique and cognitive inquiry. Hayes' suggestion that the Truth Movement is based on half-baked ideas and lies is simply untrue.

    Nor are 9/11 skeptics of note only in academe. Go to  www.patriotsquestion911.com (really, go to it)  and find an astonishing list of figures who flatly reject the official version of the 9/11 Commission. They include individuals from the U.S. Senate (e.g., Mark Dayton, D-MN), the House (e.g., Curt Weldon, R-PA), the FBI (e.g., Louis Freeh, former director), the CIA (e.g., Raymond McGovern and Bill Christison), the Departments of Defense (e.g., Morton Goulder, under Nixon, Ford and Carter), Treasury (e.g., Paul Craig Roberts, under Reagan), Labor (e.g., Morgan Reynolds under Bush II), Justice (e.g., John Loftus, under Carter and Reagan), State (e.g., George Kenny, under Bush I), and the U.S. Military (e.g., Major General Albert Stubblebine). Given that such open expressions are dangerous for one's professional life, it is safe to assume that for each one who comes forward, there are many remaining silent. ...

    Yes, the Truth Movement "raises questions", and the questions are of vastly greater importance than any theories that might arise from them. It is not necessary -- perhaps not even desirable -- to resort to scenarios that can then be dashed by the belittling label of "conspiracy" which, like the word "paranoia", can be applied to neutralize valid concerns. The questions themselves are so numerous and significant that demands for honest answers are implicit within them." http://www.dissidentvoice.org

 

 

 

 

Edward L. Siegel, MD
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Edward L. Siegel, MD –  Retired Associate Professor of Radiology and Surgery, University of Kansas Medical Center. Author of numerous journal articles on the use of radiology for diagnosis and treatment.
  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

 

 

Donald W. Kyhos, PhD
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Donald W. Kyhos, PhD Professor Emeritus, Plant Biology, University of California at Davis.
  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

 

 

Christopher Shaw, MSc, PhD
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Christopher Shaw, MSc, PhD – Professor, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of British Columbia.
  • Statement to this website 7/5/07: "September 11th, 2001, ushered in a terrifying new world for the dawn of the 21st Century.  Based on the events of that day, the United States and some of its allies launched wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  My own country, Canada, has followed the U.S. to Afghanistan on the premise that the Taliban conspired with Al Qaeda.

    If the U.S. government's interpretation of the fateful events of 9/11 is correct, we in the West face an endless war against an evil adversary who acts only out of pure evil and hatred for our rights and freedoms.  If the U.S. government is wrong, worse if it actually abetted or had a direct role in the attacks on New York and Washington, we face the same endless war, but one based on lies and criminal conduct by high officials in the U.S. government.

    A new, thorough, and unbiased reinvestigation of the events of 9/11 is essential, so that we may know with a great deal of certainty which of these versions is correct.  Nothing less than the existence of the U.S. as a Republic, the sovereignty of Canada, and the lives of millions of people is at stake."


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice   Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks."


  • Bio: https://www.directory.ubc.ca

 

 

 

 

Ralph H. Speken, MD
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Ralph H. Speken, MD Clinical Instructor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  Former Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    Regarding the collapses at the WTC: "The speed and symmetry of the collapse seems improbable.  There are numerous other issues that need more study."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

 

 

Searle Sennett, BSc,
MBChB, FFARCS
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Searle Sennett, BSc, MBChB, FFARCS – Retired Specialist, Anesthesiologist. Fellow of the Faculty of Anaesthetists of the Royal College of Surgeons. Former Head of Department, Coronation Teaching Hospital, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Statement in support of Medical Professionals petition for Reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "I fully support the attempt to open a proper investigation into 9/11. The real perpetrators have to be brought to justice -- even if they are found to be within the U.S. government itself."


  • Member: Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "As medical professionals, we are trained in science and logical reasoning. We are appalled by the lack of scientific rigor and the substantial omissions and blatant distortions in the official account of 9/11 as embodied in the 9/11 Commission Report and related government documents. We join with other organizations of professionals, such as Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, and Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, and millions of individual citizens in demanding a thorough, impartial, open and transparent reinvestigation of the terrorist acts of 9/11."

 

 

 

 

Eulogio Besada, OD, FAAO
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Eulogio Besada, OD, FAAO, MS – Doctor of Optometry. Former Clinic Chief at Southeastern University (today Nova Southeastern) and currently Associate Professor at Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry. Fellow of the American Association of Optometry. Member of American Optometric Association, Florida Optometric Association, and Optometric Retinal Society. Author of numerous journal articles on optometry and clinical eye care.
  • Statement in support of Medical Professionals petition for Reinvestigation of 9/11:

    "The official account and explanation of the tragic 9/11 events is not consistent with a rational evaluation of available facts, does not stand up to scientific scrutiny, and, in regards to the destruction of the WTC buildings, defies the flawless constrictions imposed by the laws of physics. Any individual that in his or her own internal sense of truth looks at the evolution of the events leading to and following 9/11 can only either deny these inconsistencies, and in so doing act in defeat of the self and rationality, or by recognizing them walk in the lonesome, painfully miserable companion of the truth. An independent investigations is imperatively needed and I add my voice in support of its implementation."


  • Charter Member: Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth Association Statement:

    "As medical professionals, we are trained in science and logical reasoning. We are appalled by the lack of scientific rigor and the substantial omissions and blatant distortions in the official account of 9/11 as embodied in the 9/11 Commission Report and related government documents. We join with other organizations of professionals, such as Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, and Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, and millions of individual citizens in demanding a thorough, impartial, open and transparent reinvestigation of the terrorist acts of 9/11."


  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "After analyzing the evidence and character of events surrounding the tragedy of 9/11, I've come to the conclusion that the official story contains significant discrepancies and intrinsic physical improbabilities for it to be considered valid. I also regard the 9/11 Commission committee as not truly having addressed the questions surrounding the 9/11 events and did not carry an authentic independent investigation of the devastation involving 9/11. I encourage our elected representatives to demand that a genuine independent investigation of the 9/11 events be immediately re-assigned."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

 

 

Kenneth Beck, PhD
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Kenneth Beck, PhD – Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Human Anatomy, School of Medicine, University of California at Davis.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    Regarding 9/11 "This event is profoundly important to our nation. We need a more complete investigation."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • Bio: http://biosci2.ucdavis.edu

 

 

 

 

Andrew M. Sopchak, MD
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Andrew M. Sopchak, MD – Associate Professor of Anesthesiology, Upstate Medical University, State University of New York.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "The fact that the laws of conservation of energy and momentum are inconsistent with the official story, alone demands that an apolitical, thorough and scientific forensic investigation be performed, no matter where it leads."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

 

 

Paul E. McArthur, MD
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Paul E. McArthur, MD – Adjunct Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Western Ontario.  Family practice physician.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "I was led to 9/11 truth via one of the very few mainstream articles published in the Miami Herald which I read on commondreams.org in February of 2006. I followed the links to Professor [Steven] Jones' work and the evidence for controlled demolition of the towers and WTC7 seemed intuitively obvious once you allowed yourself to question the cause of the collapses."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.


  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06: "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

    The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10

 

 

 

 

Paola Manduca, PhD
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Paola Manduca, PhD – Associate Professor of Biology (Genetics), University of Genoa.
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org

 

 

 

 

Surah Grumet, MD, MPH
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Surah Grumet, MD, MPH – Instructor, Department of Family and Social Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Yeshiva University.
  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06:

    "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10

 

 

 

 

Marilyn B. Lee, RN, PhD
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Marilyn B. Lee, RN, PhD – Associate Professor, College of Nursing, University of North Alabama.  Former Associate Professor and Postgraduate Student Coordinator, School of Nursing, Howard College.  Former Deputy Director, Academic Programme Review, Centre for Academic Development, University of Botswana.
  • Statement in support of Architects and Engineers petition:

    "I recently have returned to teach nursing in the US after being overseas for 24 years.  I am appalled by what has happened to my country in those years and hope that someone will end this insanity, a real investigation would be a good start!

    I am a concerned citizen and am outraged that the investigation of anything in this administration has turned into tunnels of lies and deceit that make me think, there are no coincidences."  http://www.ae911truth.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11, signed by more than 1,500 Architects and Engineers:

    "On Behalf of the People of the United States of America, the undersigned Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and affiliates  hereby petition for, and demand, a truly independent investigation with subpoena power in order to uncover the full truth surrounding the events of 9/11/01 - specifically the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers and Building 7.  We believe that there is sufficient doubt about the official story and therefore that the 9/11 investigation must be re-opened and must include a full inquiry into the possible use of explosives that may have been the actual cause behind the destruction of the World Trade Center Towers and WTC Building 7." http://www.ae911truth.org/joinus.php


  • Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.

 

 

 

 

Laura Schafer, MD
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Laura Schafer, MD – Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06:

    "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10

 

 

 

 

Jon Bjornson, MD
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Jon Bjornson, MD – Retired Psychiatrist. Former Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Jefferson Medical College. Former Major, U.S. Army Medical Corps, Vietnam Veteran 7 years service.
  • Signatory of Petition to Release Information Pertaining to 9/11 10/5/06:

    "We, the undersigned, demand the immediate declassification and release of:
    • all transcripts and documents relating to the July 10, 2001 meeting that took place between former CIA Director George Tenet and then National Security Advisor, Condoleezza Rice. It has been alleged that this urgent and out-of-the-ordinary meeting was called to discuss the increasingly dire warnings of an imminent al Qaeda attack within the U.S. ...
    • the redacted 28 pages of the Joint Inquiry Into The Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 (JICI), and
    • the CIA Inspector General’s report, CIA Accountability With Respect To The 9/11 Attacks

The disastrous nature of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks warrant the release of all of this information so that the American public may learn what its government did or did not do to protect them. Had this nation been properly warned of the looming and imminent terrorist threat, life saving choices could have been made that day." http://www.petitiononline.com/july10

 

 

 

Helen M. Stace, PhD
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Helen M. Stace
, PhD – Honorary Research Fellow, Department of Botany, University of Western Australia.  Member, Royal Society of Western Australia.  Author of more than 50 journal articles on plant science.  Editor or co-editor of The Biology and Agronomy of Stylosanthes  (1984), Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference of the Genetics Society of Australia (1997).
  • Member: Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven  Association Statement: "We have found solid scientific grounds on which to question the interpretation put upon the events of September 11, 2001 by the Office of the President of the United States of America and subsequently propagated by the major media of western nations."

 

 

 

Paul D. Haemig, PhD
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Paul D. Haemig, PhD
– Guest Researcher, Department of Infectious Diseases, Umeå University.

  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth  Association Statement: "Research proves the current administration has been dishonest about what happened in New York and Washington, D.C. The World Trade Center was almost certainly brought down by controlled demolitions and that the available relevant evidence casts grave doubt on the government's official story about the attack on the Pentagon."
HISTORY,  POLITICAL  SCIENCE  AND  GOVERNMENT

 

 

Marcus Raskin

Marcus Raskin, JD


Marcus Raskin, JD
– Senior Fellow and Professor of Policy Studies, George Washington University.  Co-founder and Senior Fellow of the Institute for Policy Studies.  Former member of the special staff of the National Security Council in President Kennedy’s Administration. Advisor to the Episcopal Urban Bishops.  Former member of the Presidential Commission on Education and advisor to the Bureau of the Budget and the Office of Science and Technology in the Executive Office of the President.  Author, co-author and editor of more than 20 books on national security and domestic affairs, including The Four Freedoms under Siege: The Clear and Present Danger from Our National Security State (2006), In Democracy's Shadow: The Secret World of National Security (2005), Liberalism (2003), Visions and Revisions: Reflections on Culture and Democracy at the End of the Century (1998), Abolishing the War System (1992), The Common Good: Its Politics, Policies, and Philosophy (1986), The Politics of National Security (1979).

 

 

John Maguire

John D. Maguire, PhD


John D. Maguire, PhD
– President Emeritus since 1998 of the Claremont University Consortium, and a Senior Fellow and faculty member of Claremont Graduate University's School of Politics and Economics.  He concurrently serves as a fellow at the Institute for Democratic Renewal, directing projects on racial and social justice and the renewal of democracy.  He served as president of the State University of New York's College at Old Westbury from 1970-81.  Dr. Maguire serves on the boards of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, the Eureka Communities and Union Theological Seminary.  Former Director of the Salzburg, Austria Seminar.  Member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  Fellow of the Society for Values in Higher Education.  Senior Consultant to Project Change.

  • Review of The New Pearl Harbor 4/27/04: "I found Griffin's book a profoundly disturbing compendium of all the arguments for why there has been a conspiracy around 9/11. He begins with a table of eight levels of complicity, from little to overwhelming and lets the reader decide where along the scale reality may lie. Two reminders of my Yale training jumped to mind: one was Leslie Weatherhead's distinction between the permissive and ordaining wills of God; some things God allows to happen; other things God directs to happen. (Application. Since it is overwhelmingly clear the the Bushies knew such an attack was coming, did they--so overwhelmed with a passion to get into a war with Iraq--simply allow the events of 9/11 or actually conspire and were involved in various ways in their happening?) The other "ancient artifact" is Griffin's style of presentation. It reminded me deeply of St. Thomas' Summas, more Contra Gentiles than Theologica. Griffin methodically lays out the argument, gives you counter arguments and leads you to the profoundly disturbing conclusion that not only was there complicity, there was conspiracy."  http://www.amazon.com


  • Bio: http://www.race-democracy.org/ABOUT_BIOS.htm

 

 

Howard Zinn

Howard Zinn, PhD


Howard Zinn, PhD
– Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Boston University.  Historian, social activist, author, and vocal critic of the Viet Nam war.  Former U.S. Army Air Corps bombardier in World War II.  Author of numerous books, including; A People's History of the United States (1980 - 2005), Howard Zinn on Democratic Education (2004), Terrorism and War (2002), The Zinn Reader - Writings on Disobedience and Democracy (1997).

  • Endorsement of The New Pearl Harbor: "David Ray Griffin has done admirable and painstaking research in reviewing the mysteries surrounding the 9-11 attacks. It is the most persuasive argument I have seen for further investigation of the Bush administration's relationship to that historic and troubling event."


  • Endorsement of Debunking 9/11 Debunking: "Considering how the 9/11 tragedy has been used by the Bush administration to propel us into immoral wars again and again, I believe that David Ray Griffin's provocative questions about 9/11 deserve to be investigated and addressed."


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php


  • Bio: http://www.heartbone.com/supcourt/howard.htm

 

 

John Rensenbrink

John Rensenbrink, PhD


John Rensenbrink, PhD
– Professor Emeritus and former Chair of the Department of Government, Bowdoin College.  Co-founder, US Green Party.  Author of Against All Odds: The Green Transformation of American Politics .

  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php

 

 

Clyde Wilson

Clyde N. Wilson, PhD


Clyde N. Wilson, PhD
– Professor Emeritus of History, University of South Carolina.  M. E. Bradford Distinguished Chair of the Abbeville Institute.  Adjunct Faculty Member of the Ludwig von Mises Institute.   Co-founder of the League of the South.  Author, co-author or editor of The Papers of John C. Calhoun (28 volumes), Defending Dixie: Essays in Southern History and Culture (2005), A Defender of Southern Conservatism: M. E. Bradford and His Achievements (1999), From Union to Empire: Essays in the Jeffersonian Tradition (2003), Carolina Cavalier: The Life and Mind of James Johnston Pettigrew (2002), The Essential Calhoun (1999), Twentieth-Century American Historians (1983), American Historians, 1607-1865 (1984).
  • Essay Black Ops, Conspiracy, and 9/11  9/17/07: "Our late friend Murray Rothbard used to point out to those who scoffed at 'conspiracy theories' that history is indeed full of real conspiracies, and that often conspiracy provides a more satisfactory explanation for an event than the 'lone nut theory' that is popular with government spokespersons.

    The continuing drumbeat of speculation that 9/11 may have been a U.S. government 'black ops' mission, a charge coming from what seems to be a respectable minority of seemingly informed observers, tells us much about the sad condition of the American polity.

    I am inclined to think that none of us can possibly have enough information to know the full truth about 9/11. ...

    I am not a 'conspiracy theorist,' but, like any old newspaperman, I am a skeptic.  In the years of my misspent youth as a reporter I saw police chiefs, mayors, newspaper executives, and other dignitaries lie and distort and suppress the truth.  I am inclined to suspect that such is even more likely among the feds, for whom the stakes are much greater.

    Is the U.S. government capable of such an atrocity?  I take this to be true: the politicians who wield the immense powers of the U.S. government will murder Americans if it serves their agenda and they can get away with.  To think otherwise is to take an excessively naïve attitude toward Power. ...

    Can we judge that the official government story of what happened on 9/11 is unreliable?

    We know that politicians lied about the sinking of the 'Maine,' Pearl Harbor, the Gulf of Tonkin, Waco, and Iraqi WMD.  This administration has engaged in more systematic and frequent deception of the public perhaps than any other in recent times. And has been successful at it because the public has never been more ignorant and the media more craven.

    Yes, thoughtful citizens have every reason to suspect some self-serving deception in the government story, though this does not necessarily imply actual complicity in the atrocities.  It might imply a cover-up of incompetence, irresponsibility, negligence, and fecklessness in high places. ...

    The most important point here is that Power is by its nature dangerous, acquisitive, and corrupting and must always be watched and questioned by people who wish to retain their freedom.  This we have nearly forgotten, but was a watchword to our Founding Fathers.  So, let's keep on doubting and challenging official 'truth'."  http://www.lewrockwell.com


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org

 

 

Melvin Goodman

Melvin A. Goodman, PhD


Melvin A. Goodman, PhD
– Senior Fellow at the Center for International Policy and Adjunct Professor of Government at Johns Hopkins University.  Professor of International Security at the National War College 1986 - 2004.  Former Division Chief and Senior Analyst at the Office of Soviet Affairs, CIA,1966 - 1990.  Senior Analyst at the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, State Department, 1974 - 1976.  42-year Federal government career, primarily with the CIA, Department of Defense and State Department.  Author and co-author of several books on international relations, including: Wars of Eduard Shevardnadze, Gorbachev's Retreat: The Third World, and Bush League Diplomacy: How the Neoconservatives Are Putting the World at Risk.

  • Video of Congressional briefing testimony 7/22/05:

    "This is an important examination of a 9/11 Commission that was an historic opportunity that was missed and a 9/11 Commission study that is terribly flawed. ...

    I think the 9/11 Commission has taught me that we need to be extremely rigorous and extremely tenacious in pursuing that truth, because there is a corporate mentality in this country that is working against allowing the truth to surface, even in tragedies, such as the 9/11 tragedy. ...

    I want to talk about the Commission itself, about the flawed process of the Commission and finally about the conflict of interest within the Commission that is extremely important to understand the failure of the Commission. ...

    The most important individual to me, other than a commissioner, was the staff director, Philip Zelikow. His conflicts of interest were so great that you do have to wonder why this individual was appointed to head this important staff of over 80 people.

    He had very strong ties to the George Herbert Walker Bush Administration. Very strong personal and political and policy ties to Condoleeza Rice.

    More importantly, Philip Zelikow was running the case study program at Harvard, which took millions of dollars from the Central Intelligence Agency over a ten year period to write case studies on the CIA to establish a record that was essentially untrue with the facts about the work of the CIA. ...

    The final report is ultimately a coverup.  I don't know how else to describe the final report."

    Video segment 1: http://youtube.com
    Video segment 2: http://youtube.com
    Video segment 3: http://youtube.com
    Transcript: http://www.vt911.org


  • Signatory: Petition requesting a reinvestigation of 9/11:    
    "We want truthful answers to question. …  As Americans of conscience, we ask for four things:
    • An immediate investigation by New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer
    • Immediate investigation in Congressional Hearings.
    • Media attention to scrutinize and investigate the evidence.
    • The formation of a truly independent citizens-based inquiry." http://www.911truth.org/article.php


  • Bio: http://ciponline.org/biographies

 

 

Alan Sabrosky

Alan N. Sabrosky, PhD


Alan N. Sabrosky, PhD
– Former Director of Studies, Strategic Studies Institute and holder of the General of the Army Douglas MacArthur Chair of Research, U.S. Army War College. A Marine Corps Vietnam veteran with 10 years of service. Graduate of the U.S. Army War College. Teaching and research appointments have included the United States Military Academy, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Middlebury College and Catholic University. While in government service, he held concurrent adjunct professorships at Georgetown University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Writer and consultant specializing in national and international security affairs, lecturing widely on defense and foreign affairs in the United States and abroad. His published work includes thirteen books or monographs and over one hundred forty articles, chapters and book reviews. Author, co-author, or editor of Prisoners of War: Nation States in the Modern Era (1990), The Recourse to War: An Appraisal of the "Weinberger Doctrine" (1988), Alliances in U.S. Foreign Policy (1988), The Strategic Dimension of Military Manpower (1987), Polarity and War: The Changing Structure of International Conflict (1985), Great Power Games: The Sino American Power Transition (1982).
  • Essay "Treason, Betrayal and Deceit: 9/11 and Beyond" 9/10/09:

    "The official 9/11 Commission's work and report were at best an incomplete exercise. Many people dismiss the findings of the Commission, and that includes its co-chairs [ Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton ]. Many others who utterly distrust the 9/11 Commission report, dismiss the US Government’s explanation of it, and point to both an official cover-up and an “inside job,” include veteran fighter pilots, EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians), air defense experts, experienced commercial pilots, demolition experts, architects and civil engineers – none of them professions that inherently attract and retain the gullible and credulous.

    Several things are very clear to me from a careful assessment of both official and critical evaluations of the 9/11 attacks. First, the striking aircraft alone simply could not have brought down either of the two buildings in the manner in which they fell, much less a third building which was not hit by a plane (I expect the one intended to do that as a "cover" had ended up in that Pennsylvania field), given the available physical evidence and a wealth of expert testimony. This means the attackers had assistance on the ground, and it had to have been active before the attacks occurred: preparing buildings for controlled demolition is not something done haphazardly in the midst of chaos.

    Second, only two intelligence agencies had the expertise, assets, access and political protection to execute 9/11 in the air and on the ground: our CIA and Israel's Mossad. Only one had the incentive, using the “who benefits” principle: Mossad. And that incentive dovetailed perfectly with the neo-con’s agenda and explicitly expressed need for a catalytic event to mobilize the American public for their wars, using American military power to destroy Israel’s enemies. Only the unexpected strength of the Iraqi resistance kept Syria and Iran from being attacked in the second Bush Administration. Thus, the evidential trail for 9/11 and the wars in Afghanistan & Iraq run from PNAC, AIPAC and their cohorts; through the mostly Jewish neo-cons in the Bush Administration; and back to the Israeli government. None of the denials and political machinations can alter that essential reality. Terms such as treason, betrayal and deceit do not overstate the case against them.

    Finally, we need to take a hard look at why the mainstream media (MSM) have paid more attention to Sarah Palin’s wardrobe than they have to dissecting blatant falsehoods, discrepancies and inconsistencies in the US Government’s treatment of 9/11 and its aftermath. And the reason is that on this issue, all are on the same side, and the official line is the one they all prefer – “all” meaning the PNAC alumni who took over the Bush Administration’s national security apparatus and their counterparts in the Obama administration, AIPAC and the rest of the numerous Jewish PACs, the MSM owners and Israel." http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23460.htm

 

 

Anthony Hall

Anthony J. Hall, PhD


Anthony J. Hall, PhD
– Founding Coordinator and Professor of Globalization Studies, University of Lethbridge.  Consultant and Advisor to the Canadian Museum of Human Rights.  Author of numerous academic essays and journal articles on Native American studies.  Author of The American Empire And the Fourth World (2005), Celebrating Together: Native People and Ontario's Bicentennial (1984).  Contributing author to Through Indian Eyes: The Untold
Story of Native Peoples
(1996).
  • Interviewed by Kevin Barrett on the Truth Jihad Radio program 3/29/08: "It's just becoming increasingly hard to avoid the terrible conclusion that 9/11 is an inside job. ...

    If you're trained to refine your research techniques, you can see that there's overwhelming evidence that the official story is just so different from what your own senses and perceptions bring you to as you do research. ...

    Bill Christison, who's a former CIA official -- we get a lot of good information from people who have worked at the CIA -- and he had a way of describing it, that the two glaring things are: There is no plane going into the Pentagon.  We actually have a tape of whatever the object is going by.  And I built a whole section of one class about looking at this tape and saying, Do you believe your eyes?  Do you believe what you actually see or do your believe what authorities tell you, what the New York Times tells you, what the White House tells you?

    It's almost like, say, Copernicus or Galileo, where they do the research and they say the sun is the center of the universe, the earth is not the center and of course they were persecuted but eventually, you know, the truth must prevail.  It almost feels like that in this situation.  So Christison makes the point that the two glaring discrepancies are no plane going into the Pentagon and then the falling of the Twin Towers.  When you look at it in detail it just has to be internal explosions."
    Lengthy audio interview about 9/11 at http://216.240.133.177


  • Bio: http://www.pacificfreepress.com

 

 

Albert Stahel

Lt. Col. Albert A. Stahel, PhD


Lt. Col. (Oberstleutnant) Albert A. Stahel, PhD – Internationally recognized expert on military strategy.  Professor of Political Science, University of Zurich 1986 - present.  Head Lecturer for Strategic Studies, Military Academy (MILAK) of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) 1980 - 2006.  Former Professor of International Relations, University of Geneva.

Managing Director and Vice President of the Forum Humanitarian Switzerland, Zurich.  Director of the Zurich Institute for Strategic Studies.  Member, The Military Conflict Institute, Washington DC.  Member, International Political Science Association, Oslo.  Member, International Institute for Strategic Studies, London.  Member, Swiss Association of Political Science, St. Gallen.

Author, co-author, and editor of numerous articles and books on the subject of military strategy, modern warfare, terrorism, organized crime, nuclear weapons, airpower, and Afghanistan.  An extensive list of his many publications can be found here.
  • Article in Blick, the largest Swiss newspaper 9/15/06 "Now even the Swiss are saying, "The More We Research, The More We Doubt"

    "2,973 people died in the attacks of 9/11.  'Bin Laden' and 'Al Qaeda', screamed the Bush clan.  The world believed him.  Now, even scientists are beginning to doubt the Bush version.  The Swiss university professors Albert A. Stahel (63) and Daniele Ganser (34) are now asking heated questions.

    "Something is wrong," says military strategy expert Stahel in the 'Weltwoche' and refers to the 'incomplete' official 9/11 Report of the U.S. government in 2004.

    BLICK confirmed the professor's criticism at the University:

    "Osama Bin Laden is 'not the great godfather' behind the attacks. He does not have enough means of communication.

    Stahel also doubts that a passenger plane crashed into the Pentagon.  "For flight novice it is actually impossible to so precisely hit the building."

    Seven hours after the Twin Towers collapsed next to it, World Trade Center Building 7 also collapsed.  According to the official version, it burned a long time.  According to Stahel, "Nothing is clear."  Original article in German http://www.blick.ch


  • [Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.]


  • Tages Anzeiger Article 9/9/06: "Americans have been poorly and one-sidedly informed about 9/11.  First and foremost the SURPRISE Theory [The US government was not expecting the attack.] has been disseminated through every channel," according to Professor Albert Stahel of the University of Zurich.  "Now that is taking its toll.  Alternative media have launched a counter-attack, spreading the LIHOP Theory [The US government knew the attack was coming, but Let It Happen On Purpose.] and the MIHOP Theory [The U.S. government planned and executed the attack i.e Made It Happen On Purpose.]. Who wins will only be shown in the future.  Distrust of the government is great."
    English translation: http://www.danieleganser.ch
    Original in German: http://www.danieleganser.ch


  • CV: http://www.strategische-studien.com

 

 

Georg Kreis

Georg Kreis, PhD


Georg Kreis, PhD
– Professor of History and Director of the Europe Institut of the University of Basel.  President, Swiss Federal Commission Against Racism.

  • Tages Anzeiger Article 9/9/06:

    "If the official and final investigation of September 11th only speaks of the collapse of two skyscrapers [omitting the collapse of Building 7, 610 feet tall, 47 stories, and not hit by an airplane] , while in fact and truth three skyscrapers collapsed in Manhattan, then it is difficult to classify the Kean Report as a solid historical source for the monumental incident that is 9/11."
    English translation: http://www.danieleganser.ch
    Original in German: http://www.danieleganser.ch


  • [Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories.  It would have been the tallest building in 33 states.  Although it was not hit by an airplane, it completely collapsed into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds at 5:20 p.m. on 9/11, seven hours after the collapses of the Twin Towers.  However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."  Watch the collapse video here.  Finally, on 11/20/08, more than seven years after 9/11, the Federal government published its final report on the collapse of WTC 7, which "found that the fires on multiple floors in WTC 7, which were uncontrolled but otherwise similar to fires experienced in other tall buildings, caused an extraordinary event." Despite the absence of any visible fire at the time of collapse, the government report alleges WTC Building 7 is the first and only steel-framed high-rise building in the history of mankind to collapse simply as the result of a fire.]


  • Bio: http://www.europa.unibas.ch/cms4/index.php?id=40&L=2

 

 

Philipp Sarasin

Philipp Sarasin, PhD


Philipp Sarasin, PhD
– Professor of Modern History, University of Zurich. Author of Darwin und Foucault (2009), Bioterror as Fact and Fantasy (2006), Fremdkörper (Foreign Bodies) (2005), Michel Foucault zur Einführung (2005), Geschichtswissenschaft und Diskursanalyse (History and Discourse Analysis) (2003). Co-author of Bakteriologie und Moderne: Studien zur Biopolitik des Unsichtbaren(Bacteriology and the Present: Studies on the Biopolitics of the Invisible) (2006).
  • Tages Anzeiger Article 9/9/06:

    "Philipp Sarasin, Professor of History at the University of Zurich, produced a book about the anthrax attacks that followed 9/11 in which he critically scrutinizes the politics of fear and advocates the thesis that these letter-attacks were possibly an “inside job.”

    9/11, Sarasin states, remains fully unexplained: 'Which of the three 9/11 theories is true must be further investigated by historians. But already today it can be said that the official version - we could never have imagined that we would be attacked by civilian aircraft – is at least in one point provably false: such attacks have been taken into consideration as a possibility for years; in November 2000 an attack on the Pentagon by civilian aircraft was even practiced on a large model building'."
    English translation: http://www.danieleganser.ch
    Original in German: http://www.danieleganser.ch

 

 

Fritz Vilmar

Fritz Vilmar, PhD


Fritz Vilmar, PhD – Professor Emeritus, Political Science, Free University, Berlin.  Chairman and/or Board Member of the Working Group for Nuclear Weapons-Free Europe, 1983 - present.  Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of ATTAC (Association of Taxation for the Benefit of Citizens) Germany.  Author and co-author of numerous papers and books on the subjects of political and social theory, including: Die DDR war anders. Kritische Würdigung ihrer soziokulturellen Einrichtungen (East Germany was different. Critical assessment of their socio-cultural organisations) (2004), Strategien der Demokratisierung (Strategies of Democrtization) (1973), Industrielle Demokratie in Westeuropa. Menschenwürde im Betrieb II (Industrial Democracy in Western Europe: Human Dignity in Action II) (1982), Wirtschaftsdemokratie und Humanisierung der Arbeit (Economic Democracy and Humanization of Work) (1978).
  • Signatory: War Is Illegal Petition 12/07, which states:

    "Against a background of escalating ecological crises, and the fact that large parts of the world´s population are being exposed to extreme poverty, inhuman working conditions and increasing social tensions, the annual global military expenditure has risen to more than 1,000 billion dollars.

    The military-industrial complex of just a few G8 countries is responsible for the overwhelming part of this spending, causing incalculable social and ecological consequences.

    Unequal distribution of global resources, increasingly controlled by large multinational companies, global debt policy and unfair international trading practices ultimately could not be maintained without military security. In many countries the military is used to repress critical opposition.

    The terror attacks of September 11, 2001 are increasingly used to justify systematic surveillance and the dismantling of constitutional rights.  [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  Even European countries have helped to establish Guantanomo-like secret prisons, where torture in all probability takes place.

    Iraq was attacked based on falsified evidence causing the death of hundreds of thousands of people, widespread destruction, destabilization and contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions.

    Now plans to attack Iran and the possibility of a new World War have been made public, meeting resistance even from moderate elements within the military due to the unforeseeable consequences.

    Faced with the choice between a war, that according to some western leaders, will last for many years or a possible peaceful transformation we support the following demands: ...

    International investigation of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks.  They are used as the central justification for the "War on Terror", but well documented evidence shows that the official explanation of 9/11 cannot be correct.  International personalities in science, politics, and culture, including high-ranking military veterans, have called for a new investigation." [Bold added for emphasis by Editor of this website.]  The full text of the petition is available at http://www.war-is-illegal.org


  • Website: http://www.fritzvilmar.de/

 

 

Ekkehart Krippendorff

Ekkehart Krippendorff, PhD


Ekkehart Krippendorff, PhD – Professor Emeritus, Political Science, Institute for North American Studies, Free University of Berlin 1978 - 1999.  Research Fellow, International Research Center for Cultural Studies (IFK), Vienna  2001.  Research Fellow, Thomas Jefferson memorial Foundation, Charlottesville, VA 1998.  Guest Professor at the Technical University Darmst