Saturday, 12 May 2007

A summary of 9/11 skepticism


'There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which cannot fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is contempt prior to investigation.' (Herbert Spencer)

To ravage, to slaughter, to usurp under false titles, they call empire; and where they make a desert, they call it peace. (Tacitus)



9/11: North WTC Tower exploding



9/11: WTC7 collapsing



#1

Doubts around the official story of 9/11?
This must be some urban myth kind of thing that only some gullible net-addicts support, right?


Well, no.
Let's meet some of the people who claim that the OCT (official conspiracy theory) of 9/11 is unprovable:


Peer-reviewed and published scientific research in reputable Bentham scientific journal (The Open Chemical Physics Journal):

Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 911 World Trade Center Catastrophe

CONCLUSIONS
Based on these observations, we conclude that the red layer of the red/gray chips we have discovered in the WTC dust is active, unreacted thermitic material, incorporating nanotechnology, and is a highly energetic pyrotechnic or explosive material.

Authors:
Niels H. Harrit, Department of Chemistry, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Jeffrey Farrer, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA

Steven E. Jones, S&J Scientific Co., Provo, UT, 84606, USA,

Kevin R. Ryan, 9/11 Working Group of Bloomington, Bloomington, IN 47401, USA

Frank M. Legge, Logical Systems Consulting, Perth, Western Australia

Daniel Farnsworth, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602, USA

Bradley R. Larsen, S&J Scientific Co., Provo, UT, 84606, USA

Related article:

Jan. 14, 2008 - Twenty-five U.S. Military Officers Challenge Official Account of 9/11 – Official Account of 9/11: “Impossible”, “A Bunch of Hogwash”, “Total B.S.”, “Ludicrous”, “A Well-Organized Cover-up”, “A White-Washed Farce”

Jan. 5, 2008 - Eight U.S. State Department Veterans Challenge Official Account of 9/11 – Official Account of 9/11: “Flawed”, “Absurd”, “Totally Inadequate”, “a Cover-up”

Dec. 13, 2007 - Seven Senior Federal Engineers and Scientists Call for New 9/11 Investigation - Official Account of 9/11: “Impossible”, “A Bunch of Hogwash”, “Fatally Flawed”

Dec. 4, 2007 - Eight Senior Republican Administration Appointees Challenge Official Account of 9/11

Sept. 23, 2007 - Seven CIA Veterans Challenge 9/11 Commission Report

Sept. 5, 2007 - U.S. Navy 'Top Gun' Pilot Questions 9/11

Sept. 4, 2007 - Former Congressional Office of Technology Assessment Senior Staff Member Calls for New Investigation of 9/11

James Quintiere, PhD – Former Chief of the Fire Science Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). One of the world's leading fire science researchers and safety engineers. He served in the Fire Science and Engineering Division of NIST for 19 years and rose to the position of Chief of the Division. Now a Professor of Fire Protection Engineering at the University of Maryland. A founding member and Past Chair of the International Association for Fire Safety Science (IAFSS). A Fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineering and a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He has received numerous awards for his contributions to fire science research and engineering.

Paul Craig Roberts, PhD - Assistant Secretary of the US Treasury in the Reagan Administration; the "Father of Reaganomics". Economist and nationally syndicated columnist for Creators Syndicate. He is a former editor and columnist for the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, and Scripps Howard News Service. He is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology and he holds a Ph.D. from the University of Virginia.

Lt. Col. Anthony Shaffer, U.S. Army Reserve – Commander of Special Troops Battalion, 9th Theater Support Command. Former Chief of the Army’s Controlled HUMINT (Human Intelligence) Program, overseeing Army Intelligence and Security Command’s global controlled HUMINT efforts. A former member of the Able Danger data mining program that targeted Al Qaeda’s global structure. Awarded the Bronze Star for bravery. Fellow, Center for Advanced Defense Studies. 23-year military intelligence career.

Raymond L. McGovern – Former Chairman, National Intelligence Estimates, CIA, responsible for preparing the President’s Daily Brief (PDB) for Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush. 27-year CIA veteran. Former U.S. Army Intelligence Officer.

Joel S. Hirschhorn, 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. Member, Board of Directors, National Foundation for Environmental Education.

Lynn Margulis, AB, MS, PhD – Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts - Amherst. Elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1983. Former Chair, National Academy of Science's Space Science Board Committee on Planetary Biology and Chemical Evolution. Recipient of the National Medal of Science, America's highest honor for scientific achievement, in 1999, presented by President Clinton. The Library of Congress, Washington, DC, announced in 1998 that it will permanently archive Dr. Margulis' papers.

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

Michael Meacher
– Former Under Secretary for Industry, Under Secretary for Health and Social Security, Minister for the Environment, and Member of the House of Commons (UK).

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.

Heikki Kurttila, D.Sc. (Tech.) (Doctor of Technology) – Safety Enginee
r and Accident Analyst, National Safety Technology Authority (TUKES), Finland. Specialist in the investigation of pressure vessel explosion accidents and the impacts of the shock waves caused by them.

Paul Hellyer
– Former Minister of National Defense of Canada. Former Deputy Prime Minister. Former Member of House of Commons.

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. 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).

Andreas von Buelow, PhD
– Former State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Defense of West Germany. Former Minister of Research and Technology. Member of Bundestag (Parliament) 1969 - 1994.

For a full list of doubters:
http://patriotsquestion911.com/

Military leaders questioning the OCT:
http://georgewashington.blogspot.com/2007/04/military-leaders-question-911.html

CIA veterans doubting:
http://www.opednews.com/articles/genera_alan_mil_070922_seven_cia_veterans_c.htm

Engineers & architects doubting:
http://www.ae911truth.org/

Physicists doubting:
http://physics911.net/

Pilots doubting:
http://www.pilotsfor911truth.org/

High-level officials doubting:
http://911proof.com/7.html

In a recent Zogby International poll (September 06, 2007):
51% of Americans want Congress to probe Bush/Cheney regarding 9/11 attacks;
over 30% seek immediate impeachment;
67% fault 9/11 Commission for not investigating anomalous collapse of World Trade Center 7

Protest in Brussels for 911 Truth (09 Sep 2007):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyuwQYkBlrk


Peer-reviewed articles published in scientific journals:

1. Bentham Open Civil Engineering Journal

Fourteen Points of Agreement with Official Government Reports on the World Trade Center Destruction

Authors: Steven E. Jones, Frank M. Legge, Kevin R. Ryan, Anthony F. Szamboti, James R. Gourley

http://www.bentham-open.org/pages/content.php?TOCIEJ/2008/00000002/00000001/35TOCIEJ.SGM


2. The Environmentalist

Environmental anomalies at the World Trade Center : evidence for energetic materials

Authors: Kevin R. Ryan, James R. Gourley, Steven E. Jones

http://www.springerlink.com/content/f67q6272583h86n4/



#2
But surely this could not have happened, I mean, governments would not actually resort to terror attacks to advance their interests. Would they?

Unfortunately, yes they would.
Actually, they have a history of doing so.

Operation Ajax:
From the archives of the New York Times, the British and US involvement in overthrowing Mossadegh in Iran:
http://www.nytimes.com/library/world/mideast/041600iran-cia-index.html

Operation Northwoods:
Operation Northwoods was a 1962 plan by the US Department of Defense to enact acts of terrorism and violence on US soil or against US interests, blamed on Cuba, in order to generate U.S. public support for military action against the Cuban government of Fidel Castro.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Northwoods

Operation Gladio:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Gladio

US Marines Major General Smedley Butler, the most decorated Marine in US history, figured out what war is all about:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smedley_Butler
http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/warisaracket.html



#3
Are there any related videos and documentaries?

Yes, here are some:

Short documentary with doubtful high-level politicians:
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article11222.htm

9/11 Mysteries, one of the best documentaries out there:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVLqUkZnamY

Interview with a NYPD first responder on Ground Zero:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9bmnIISrvg

NYFD Firefighters talking to each other during their operations on 9/11:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=DRpXAlHtSZ0

NIST engineer John Gross denies the existence of molten steel at Ground Zero:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v36bkCB8sTY

Firefighters and live explosion:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kOIvwThj-U

Explosive collapse:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyiZ6GpFGPg

The Third Stage:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Wzn1gBgPEo

Video downloads here (free download for '9/11 Mysteries', the most highly acclaimed documentary on the subject):
http://www.question911.com/linksall.htm



#4
Right, I see. What are some good links for further research?

http://911research.wtc7.net/index.html

http://911truth.org/index.php

The Journal of 9/11 Studies is a peer-reviewed, open-access, electronic-only journal covering the whole of research related to 9/11/2001.
http://journalof911studies.com/

Of particular interest is a paper by physicist Dr. Steven Jones (link opens .pdf document):
http://www.journalof911studies.com/volume/200609/Why_Indeed_Did_the_WTC_Buildings_Completely_Collapse_Jones_Thermite_World_Trade_Center.pdf

Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice:
http://stj911.org/

Dr. David Ray Griffin's books:
- The new Pearl Harbour (recommended by Gore Vidal)
- Debunking 9/11 debunking

The bigger picture:

Historian and professor Dr. Antony Sutton's book on 'Skull and Bones' (link opens .pdf document):
http://sandiego.indymedia.org/media/2006/10/119639.pdf
or
http://www.4shared.com/account/file.jsp?id=20002195&sId=hleIWcToACTIrhDt
Of particular interest is the chapter: 'How the Order creates war and revolution'

Bilderberg 2007 (Istanbul Turkey) - attendees list:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp3MV_GMAL8

Guardian article about America on its way to fascism:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/usa/story/0,,2064157,00.html

Guardian article about the connection of Bush's grandfather to Hitler's finances:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/germany/article/0,,1312542,00.html

Related video with researcher / journalist:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnAUQeHykXY


Money
What it is, how it is created & how its supply is regulated and controlled.

Recommended viewing: Money as debt
http://video. google.com/ videoplay? docid=-905047436 2583451279
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rC720Cl3N-0


Zeitgeist (documentary):
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5547481422995115331
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cV3CK7l3iZM


Action:

First of all, your actions are important and can make a difference:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS62oyIE7No

What you can do:
http://www.wanttoknow.info/9-11


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