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Griffin Seals Case for 9/11 WTC Demolition, Calls on NY Times to End CoverupGriffin Seals Case for 9/11 WTC Demolition, Calls on NY Times to End Coverup
by Dr. Kevin Barrett, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Email: kevin (nospam) mujca.com
19 Oct 2005
In two speeches to overflow crowds in New York last weekend, notable theologian David Ray Griffin argued that recently revealed evidence seals the case that the Twin Towers and WTC-7 were destroyed by controlled demolition with explosives. Despite the many enduring mysteries of the 9/11 attacks, Dr. Griffin concluded, "It is already possible to know, beyond a reasonable doubt, one very important thing: the destruction of the World Trade Center was an inside job, orchestrated by terrorists within our own government."
On Oct. 15th and 16th, New Yorkers filled two venues to hear the prominent theologian and author of two books on 9/11 give a presentation entitled “The Destruction of the Trade Towers: A Christian Theologian Speaks Out.” Dr. Griffin has continued to blaze a trail of courage, leading where most media and elected officials have feared to tread. His presentation went straight to the core of one of the most powerful indictments of the official story, the collapse of the towers and WTC 7.
Dr. Griffin included excerpts from the firemen’s tapes which were recently released as a result of a prolonged court battle led by victim’s families represented by attorney Norman Siegel and reported in the NY Times. He also included statements by many witnesses. These sources gave ample testimony giving evidence of explosions going off in the buildings. A 12 minute film was shown for the audiences, who saw for themselves the undeniable evidence for controlled demolition.
Dr. Griffin listed ten characteristics of the collapses which all indicate that the buildings did not fall due to being struck by planes or the ensuing fires. He explained the buildings fell suddenly without any indication of collapse. They fell straight into their own footprint at free-fall speed, meeting virtually no resistance as they fell--a physical impossibility unless all vertical support was being progressively removed by explosives severing the core columns. The towers were built to withstand the impact of a Boeing 707 and 160 mile per hour winds, and nothing about the plane crashes or ensuing fires gave any indication of causing the kind of damage that would be necessary to trigger even a partial or progressive collapse, much less the shredding of the buildings into dust and fragments that could drop at free-fall speed. The massive core columns--the most significant structural feature of the buildings, whose very existence is denied in the official 9/11 Commission Report--were severed into uniform 30 foot sections, just right for the 30-foot trucks used to remove them quickly before a real investigation could transpire. There was a volcanic-like dust cloud from the concrete being pulverized, and no physical mechanism other than explosives can begin to explain how so much of the buildings' concrete was rendered into extremely fine dust. The debris was ejected horizontally several hundred feet in huge fan shaped plumes stretching in all directions, with telltale "squibs" following the path of the explosives downward. These are all facts that have been avoided by mainstream and even most of the alternative media. Again, these are characteristics of the kind of controlled demolitions that news people and firefighters were describing on the morning of 9/11. Those multiple first-person descriptions of controlled demolition were hidden away for almost four years by the City of New York until a lawsuit finally forced the city to release them. Dr. Griffin's study of these accounts has led him beyond his earlier questioning of the official story of the collapses, to his above-quoted conclusion: The destruction of the three WTC buildings with explosives by US government terrorists is no longer a hypothesis, but a fact that has been proved beyond a reasonable doubt.
It’s important to note that Dr. Griffin is one of many prominent intellectuals--including the likes of Gore Vidal, Howard Zinn, Peter Dale Scott, Richard Falk, Paul Craig Roberts, Morgan Reynolds and Peter Phillips--who have seen through the major discrepancies of the official explanation of 9/11 and have risen to challenge it. These brave individuals represent the tip of an ever-growing iceberg of discreet 9/11 skeptics. Indeed, 9/11 skepticism appears to be almost universal among intellectuals who have examined the evidence, since there has not yet been a single serious attempt to refute the case developed by Dr. Griffin and such like-minded thinkers as Nafeez Ahmed and Mike Ruppert. As for the general public, polls have shown that a strong majority of Canadians (63%, Toronto Star, May '04) and half of New Yorkers (Zogby, August 2004) agree that top US leaders conspired to murder nearly 3,000 Americans on 9/11/01.
How, then, can the mainstream US media continue to ignore the story of the century? Perhaps the best answer was given by Dr. Griffin himself in the conclusion of his talk, and is worth quoting at length:
"The evidence for this conclusion (that 9/11 was an inside job) has thus far been largely ignored by the mainstream press, perhaps under the guise of obeying President Bush’s advice not to tolerate “outrageous conspiracy theories.” We have seen, however, that it is the Bush administration’s conspiracy theory that is the outrageous one, because it is violently contradicted by numerous facts, including some basic laws of physics.
" There is, of course, another reason why the mainstream press has not pointed out these contradictions. As a recent letter to the Los Angeles Times said:
“The number of contradictions in the official version of . . . 9/11 is so overwhelming that . . . it simply cannot be believed. Yet . . . the official version cannot be abandoned because the implication of rejecting it is far too disturbing: that we are subject to a government conspiracy of ‘X-Files’ proportions and insidiousness.”
"The implications are indeed disturbing. Many people who know or at least suspect the truth about 9/11 probably believe that revealing it would be so disturbing to the American psyche, the American form of government, and global stability that it is better to pretend to believe the official version. I would suggest, however, that any merit this argument may have had earlier has been overcome by more recent events and realizations. Far more devastating to the American psyche, the American form of government, and the world as a whole will be the continued rule of those who brought us 9/11, because the values reflected in that horrendous event have been reflected in the Bush administration’s lies to justify the attack on Iraq, its disregard for environmental science and the Bill of Rights, its criminal negligence both before and after Katrina, and now its apparent plan not only to weaponize space but also to authorize the use of nuclear weapons in a preemptive strike.
" In light of this situation and the facts discussed in this lecture---as well as dozens of more problems in the official account of 9/11 discussed elsewhere---I call on the New York Times to take the lead in finally exposing to the American people and the world the truth about 9/11. Taking the lead on such a story will, of course, involve enormous risks. But if there is any news organization with the power, the prestige, and the credibility to break this story, it is the Times. It performed yeoman service in getting the 9/11 oral histories released. But now the welfare of our republic and perhaps even the survival of our civilization depend on getting the truth about 9/11 exposed. I am calling on the Times to rise to the occasion.
Dr. Griffin’s speech given at the University of Wisconsin earlier this year, entitled “9/11 and the American Empire,” was broadcast twice on C-SPAN. In late September Dr. Griffin was asked to give expert testimony at hearings sponsored by Cynthia McKinney and the Congressional Black Caucus investigating the 9/11 Commission Report. He is currently Professor Emeritus at Claremont College in California.
This weekend's events were sponsored by NY911truth.org, WBAI and the Muslim-Christian-Jewish Alliance for 9/11 Truth: http://mujca.com.
This work is in the public domain
Re: Griffin Seals Case for 9/11 WTC Demolition, Calls on NY Times to End Coverup
by Michael D'Agnillo
dagnil4 (nospam) yahoo.com (unverified)
19 Oct 2005
How many folks actually heard the owner of the WTC
come out and admit that they had to "pull building 7"
Pull Building 7? Like, lets get out there and quickly rig building 7 for removal,for safty concerns?
How is that possible to rig a building like that in a matter of hours? A slip of the tounge? I think so...
Pre-placed explosives makes the most sense for our
Nazi White House lap-dogs. Their masters wanted
a big turnout and they gave us 9/11....
And a fake war on terror to boot. These bastards
have a lot to answer for,and when they close their
eyes for the last time, they can explain it to
Almighty God why so many thousands had to die to
re-arrange the map once again in the Middle East,
why Americkkka has been transformed into a
virtual police state. As for me,I 'll keep my powder dry, my spirits high, ever the Watchman on the Wall.
Re: Griffin Seals Case for 9/11 WTC Demolition, Calls on NY Times to End CoverupGriffin Seals Case for 9/11 WTC Demolition, Calls on NY Times to End Coverup
by The Emperor's Tailor
tailor (nospam) empire.us (unverified)
20 Oct 2005
Pay no attention to these outrageous conspiracy theories. I wove those fine garments myself, and despite what your lying eyes tell you, the Emperor is in fact fully clothed from head to toe in the raiment of righteous truth. It was evil terrists what brung down those towers, with their wily and conniving terrist ways. Sure they made it LOOK like Larry Silverstein went on PBS and admitted calling for the demolition of WTC7, but that just proves how resourceful these devils are. Why, they even managed to make all of Saddam's WMD disappear--U.S. black ops? Or Islamo-fascist black magic? You decide, thoughtful citizens!
these reports were out less than a year after wtc demolition
by bush is an agent of zion
(No verified email address)
20 Oct 2005
WHY BUSH/Israel demolished the WTCs with explosives: two birds with one stone. BIRD ONE: WTCs were 5 TIMES AS EXPENSIVE to take down, insurance money though from terror would be a landfall. BIRD TWO: military invasion requirements of American multinational corporations in the Middle East, and to aid in Greater Zion, "Pearl Harbor" like terror recommended for US soil to get Americans in line. ONE STONE: fake terror to demonize all of Islam and terrorize America under a wacky minority of right wing plutocrats set on an unpopular crusade and global police state.
PICTURE: WTC7 demolition happened FIRST! before WTC1 and WTC2 fell! NOTHING TO DO WITH PLANES CRASHING! SAME WITH WTC1 AND WTC2 COLLAPSES: NOTHING TO DO WITH PLANES CRASHING! IF A BUILDING COLLAPSED SMOOTHLY LIKE THIS IN NEW YORK CITY AND NO ONE REPORTED IT, WHO MADE SURE THAT NO ONE IN THE NEWS HEARD ABOUT IT? WHY BUSH demolished the WTCs with explosives: the two birds with one stone argument ~~ first the background: the WTCs were actually estimated to COST ABOUT 5 TIMES AS MUCH TO REMOVE AS THEY WERE TO BUILD, and this would be happening SOON, CREATING A HUGE CAPITAL LOSS FOR THE OWNERS: within 20 years according to structural architects who analyzed the issue for the previous owners. However, to keep this from being widely known, making WTCs THE LARGEST LEMON PROJECT THE WORLD HAS KNOWN and to keep their resale value, these architects were fired before they completed their very expensive archictural report for the owners, once this was understood by the owners. ok. TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE: a story of fascist global opportunism writ large BIRD ONE TO KILL, THE WTCs: destroying the WTCs with illegal explosives by covert operations was the only way to collect huge winfall losses on "terrorism" clauses in the latest insurance. For the first (and last) time, as the building changed hands months before 9-11, it gained special "terrorism insurance" clauses in place for the first time. BIRD TWO TO KILL: U.S CORPORATE MIDDLE EAST OIL DIFFICULTIES / ZIONISM EXPANSION DIFFICULTIES: Since his 1996 book The Grand Chessboard, Brzezinski has been wishing for (even calling for) a "Pearl Harbor like" terrorism event on US soil that would do various magical tricks: galvanize Americans to support a corporate oil war in the Middle East to plunder Iraq after the failed 1991 invasion; to take over the Caspian Sea areas; to shore up support for the failing state of apartheid based Zionist Israel, last official apartheid state in the world. Plus, Unocal Corporation wanted its stalled pipeline deal through Afghanistan very much, a deal the Afghani Taliban government had refused. ONE STONE: fake terror: fake a terrorism incident of four simultaneous planes to crash into the WTCs, other places (that failed), and the Pentagon (unless it was a missle, which is very likely given the physically hilarious 270 degree turns at 500 miles per hour that (the official story) "a 757" was somehow doing immediately before hitting the Pentagon), be sure to operate the planes by automatic pilot overrides from US military AWACs that were seen in both areas, throughly train the "terrorists" yourself (because you want specific fall guys to pin it on independent Arabs), give them access to U.S. military bases in Florida for flight training and provide them government translators when there were complaints they were unable to speak English or even fly Cesnas straight, be sure to stand down the U.S. air force thanks to Myers (instead of punish him, promote him one week after 9-11 for good work done in letting nothing happen), let the Bin Laden family escape as they are the Saudi Rothchilds and Bush Senior's business partners for 20 years, simultaneously detonate explosives in WTC1, WTC2 (getting rid of those expensive buildings cleanly--if they were only partially damaged that may be even more expensive!), detonate WTC7 as well to destroy secret CIA bunker in that building along with illegal Guiliani additions to the building (destroying supoenaed documents in the WTC7 tidily, just like destroying Gulf War military health records in the Oklahoma City Murrah Building), then let the same private company that cleaned up the Murrah Building in Oklahoma illegally clean up the whole WTC area before any public investigation gets underway, be sure to have Guiliani immediately hand clean up work of the steel evidence (that would show explosion fractures) to a foreign corporation run by a member of the Knights of Malta (Guiliani later knighted into the British Empire as a "thanks"), and be sure to keep investigators intentionally away from the three molten pools of hot steel in the basements of WTC1, WTC2, and WTC7 (and the huge explosion holes in their basements, seen from the air, particularly WTC7) which would reveal that a combination mass murder, building arson insurance scam (that destroyed 10% of New York to get the money), and global Reichstag fire had occured. Combine this with a freak show-like religiously inspired rightist coup and destruction of the US Bill of Rights, lightly salt all this with US military grade anthrax aimed only at two key Democratic leadership members (strange how the US military or pro-Zionists targed only Democrats--one the head of the party, Daschle, the other the head of the foreign policy commitee--so he'll be willing to go along, or scared to back out, undestanding the dual meaning of being targeted) to keep them in line with a Bush coup that is veering entirely away from the Republican Party even--reminiscent of the unpunished financial Nazi links from which the Bush family was formed), lightly pepper anthrax to the media corporations to get them aware that they are next in line if they fail to report favorably to the coup minded Bush Administration, and top it all off: blame it on helpless Arab victims, despite large Israeli spy rings in the United States that were uncovered and despite dancing and high-fiving Israelis filming themselves (carrying boxcutters, several thousand dollars cash hidden in a sock, and foreign passports-- obviously its important to carry thousands of dollars ready cash and foreign passports while you are only a strong back, working in a downtown New York moving company). Soon however you will be bombing Afghanistan with troops already moved into the area before 9-11, ready to strike (the only way they could have been ready in one month was to pre-plan everything and then be conveniently "shocked, shocked, there is terrorism going on here!", as you are handed your gambling winnings from the NYC Stock Exchange on the only two airlines targeted, the purchase of the stock options made through a bank with an ex-CIA director for its CEO, where the German branch CEO later resigned without explanation two days after 9-11 from his lucrative job. . . Then, Afghanistan! You pull ol Karzai out of the National Security Council, since you know he was an ex Unocal oil company consultant, and before you know it, you mass murder ("by accident" it was said) an entire convoy exclusively made of the Afghani Loya Jirga opposition to the American Karzai appointee. Meanwhile, simmer thoroughly with fake terror alerts whenever people question Bush's motives for being the dorky foolhardy lame brain that he is, and spice to taste with the media blitz firehose that turns on the bin Laden propoganda wherever it is required, like for instance, Afghanistan's neighbor Iraq (without any evidence), and then later admitting to planning with Israel's desires to get rid of Iran and Syria in the immediate vicinity. What about North Korea? Well, that's just the only unforeseen thing in the LARGEST AND LONGEST SMOOTHLY RUNNING HOAX THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN. TWO BIRDS, ONE STONE. WTC: Before the First Cover-up (english) TSGordon 3:23am Sat Mar 1 '03 penmanchip (at) hotmail.com comment#240991 I was involved with the architectural comittee that worked for a period of over 10 years to evaluate the 'soundness' of the buildings at the WTC. To date, you will not see one word of this in print. The results of our findings are shocking, to say the least! About 2 months after the first bombing attempt, our group was legally 'disbanded' yet we were just weeks from finishing the client's- "Final Report." Some of you are aware that various 'tabs' had been welded to the suspect trusses during various renovation efforts, particularly in the South Tower, where they were applied on several dozen floors. Both buildings eventually received this treatment in sectional groupings of 5 or 6 flooors. To my knowledge, there is nothing 'suspect' about any of this work since it was well doccumented by dozens of firms at the time. 'Strength' was an important issue, up until about 1991, when these efforts were said to have been effectively resolved. Seismic analysis conferred. We were fully convinced, and we had to work there. I mention it because this 'moot issue' will have no real future relevance in any 'viable' procedings... What we learned is that the buildings would only have a total life-span of 50 to 60 years. This established its effective 'half-life,' defining a very important 'date' in insurance terms. Across the street,'the competetion' was attracting our Premier tenants at an astounding rate, some were moving to NJ, which we could observe from our office suite. One group worked on a future 'de-construction'-plan, while ours worked on its 'preservation.' The problem we uncovered, was that every conceivable 'legitimate' approach to destroy these properties, would have cost its owners about 5 times more than they could have possibly recovered in leases! We had no knowledge of any 'association' between the owners and the 'terrorists' who had attempted to bomb it at the time, but this event did signal the end of our research. It is clearly inconceivable that anyone could justify [9/11] as a simple case of 'jewish lightning,' particularly the US State Dept., but I am sure that those who were in financial control were well aware of our figures. I am eager to provide additional info about this to those parties involved in the legitimate investigation of this event. (No George W., I'm not speaking to you!)
The Mastermind Behind 911?
Stephen St. John - APFN June 10, 2004
With regard to Blueridge's reference to remote control of 9/11 flights,
please check out System Planning Corporation of Alexandria, Virginia.
System Planning Corporation designs, manufactures and distributes highly
sophisticated technology that enables an operator to fly by remote control as
many as eight different airborne vehicles at the same time from one position
either on the ground or airborne. For those looking for an extraordinarily
interesting hobby, please see photos and specs of this hardware (about the
size of a small refrigerator)at www.sysplan.com/Radar/CTS Just be sure your
mom doesn't catch you causing havoc with the airlines.
Also, System Planning Corporation markets the technology to take over the
controls of an airborne vehicle already in flight. For example, the Flight
Termination System technology could hijack hijackers and bring the plane down
safely. The Flight Termination System can be used in conjunction with the CTS
technology that can control up to 8 airborne vehicles simultaneously. see
www.sysplan.com/Radar/FTS Unfortunately, these systems as of yet are not able
to prevent lyrics such as "When you get caught between the moon and New York
The possibility of nefarious use of these brilliant technologies developed
and deployed by Systems Planning Corporation certainly deserves careful
consideration in any full and impartial investigation of what actually took
place on 9/11.
In the context of 9/11 it also needs to be pointed out that Rabbi Dov Zakheim
was Chief Executive Officer of System Planning Corporation's International
Division until President George W. Bush appointed him Undersecretary of
Defense and Comptroller of the Pentagon. Not long before Rabbi Zakheim rose
to power over the Pentagon's labyrinthine, bottomless accounts, he
co-authored an article entitled "Rebuilding America's Defenses: Strategy,
Forces and Resources for a New Century" which was published by The Project
for a New American Century in September 2000, exactly a year before 9/11; in
this article, on page 51, it is stated that "the process of transformation,
even if it brings revolutionary change, is likely to be a long one, absent
some catastrophic and catalyzing event - like a new Pearl Harbor"!
Well, there you have it! Motive, means and opportunity all rolled into one
and existing between Rabbi Dov Zakheim's ears. The motive was that a false
flag intelligence operation would trigger a response by the USA that would
be good for the Zionist state. The means consisted of the aforementioned
remote control of airborne vehicle technologies as well as the nurturing,
creative accounting at the Pentagon to pay for such an operation. The
opportunity was Zakheim's closeness to the Command/Control/Communications in
our nation's capital and its interwoven cousin network of psychopathic
Zionist Neo-Cons all hell-bent on provoking a war with Saddam Hussein.
Unfortunately, it seems that the 9/11 commission is not looking in this
direction when it ought to be.
Courtesy News Watcher and www.libertyforum.org
Rabbi Dove Zakeim
In March this year, Rabbi Dov Zakheim resigned from his position at the
Pentagon. Although he refused to tell journalists the exact reason for his
departure, he hinted that his job as the Pentagon's chief financial officer,
controlling the flow of hundreds of millions of dollars, was exhausting.
Full aljazeera report:
Pentagon finance manager resigns
Electronically Hijacking the WTC Attack Aircraft