Henk RuyssenaarsThe Disbelievers - Washington Post about 9/11Sun Sep 10, 2006 15:31
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The Disbelievers - Washington Post about 9/11
Sat Sep 9, 2006 09:19
Many americans suspect u.s. government involvement or complicity: "Distrust percolates more strongly near Ground Zero. A Zogby International poll of New York City residents two years ago, found 49.3 percent believed the government "consciously failed to act." - In reality and globally it is a lot more.
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MANY AMERICANS SUSPECT U.S. GOVERNMENT INVOLVEMENT OR COMPLICITY
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9/11 CONSPIRACY THEORISTS ARE BUILDING THEIR CASE AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT FROM GROUND ZERO
By Michael Powell - Washington Post Staff Writer
NEW YORK - Friday, September 8, 2006 - David Ray Griffin, Christian theologian and author of "The New Pearl Harbor," talks on his cell phone before a lecture about the destruction of the World Trade Center at St. Marks Church in the East Village.
NEW YORK - He felt no shiver of doubt in those first terrible hours.
He watched the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and assumed al-Qaeda had wreaked terrible vengeance. He listened to anchors and military experts and assumed the facts of Sept. 11, 2001, were as stated on the screen.
It was a year before David Ray Griffin, an eminent liberal theologian and philosopher, began his stroll down the path of disbelief. He wondered why Bush listened to a child's story while the nation was attacked and how Osama bin Laden, America's Public Enemy No. 1, escaped in the mountains of Tora Bora.
He wondered why 110-story towers crashed and military jets failed to intercept even one airliner. He read the 9/11 Commission report with a swell of anger. Contradictions were ignored and no military or civilian official was reprimanded, much less cashiered.
"To me, the report read as a cartoon." White-haired and courtly, Griffin sits on a couch in a hotel lobby in Manhattan, unspooling words in that reasonable Presbyterian minister's voice. "It's a much greater stretch to accept the official conspiracy story than to consider the alternatives."
"THERE WAS MASSIVE COMPLICITY IN THIS ATTACK BY U.S. GOVERNMENT OPERATIVES."
If that feels like a skip off the cliff of established reality, more Americans are in free fall than you might guess. There are few more startling measures of American distrust of leaders than the widespread belief that the Bush administration had a hand in the attacks of Sept. 11 in order to spark an invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq.
A recent Scripps Howard/Ohio University poll [http://newspolls.org/story.php?story_id=55] of 1,010 Americans found that 36 percent suspect the U.S . government promoted the attacks or intentionally sat on its hands. Sixteen percent believe explosives brought down the towers. Twelve percent believe a cruise missile hit the Pentagon.
DISTRUST NEAR GROUND ZERO
Distrust percolates more strongly near Ground Zero. A Zogby International poll of New York City residents two years ago found 49.3 percent believed the government "consciously failed to act."
You could dismiss this as a louder than usual howl from the CIA-controls-my-thoughts-through-the-filling-in-my-molar crowd. Establishment assessments of the believers tend toward the psychotherapeutic. Many academics, politicians and thinkers left, right and center say the conspiracy theories are a case of one plus one equals five. It's a piling up of improbabilities.
Thomas Eager, a professor of materials science at MIT, has studied the collapse of the twin towers. "At first, I thought it was amazing that the buildings would come down in their own footprints," Eager says. "Then I realized that it wasn't that amazing -- it's the only way a building that weighs a million tons and is 95 percent air can come down."
But the chatter out there is loud enough for the National Institute of Standards and Technology to post a Web "fact sheet" poking holes in the conspiracy theories and defending its report on the towers.
Yeah, as if . . .
The loose agglomeration known as the "9/11 Truth Movement" has stopped looking for truth from the government. As cacophonous and free-range a bunch of conspiracists anywhere this side of Guy Fawkes, they produce hip-hop inflected documentaries and scholarly conferences. The Web is their mother lode. Every citizen is a researcher. There's nothing like a triple, Google-fed epiphany lighting up the laptop at 2:44 a.m.
Did you see that the CIA met with bin Laden in a hospital room in Dubai? Check out this Pakistani site, there are really weird doings in Baluchistan . . .
The academic wing is led by Griffin, who founded the Center for a Postmodern World at Claremont University; James Fetzer, a tenured philosopher at the University of Minnesota (Fetzer's an old hand in JFK assassination research); and Daniel Orr, the retired chairman of the economics department at the University of Illinois. The movement's de
facto minister of engineering is Steven Jones, a tenured physics professor at Brigham Young University, who's studied vectors and velocities and tested explosives and concluded that the collapse of the twin towers is best explained as controlled demolition, sped by a thousand pounds of high-grade thermite.
'POSSIBLE WAR CRIMINAL'
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FPF - 9/11 SPECIAL:
* SCHOLARS FOR 9/11 TRUTH - American and other scientists, diplomats, researchers etc.: What happened on 9/11? - What is happening to our world? - How can we improve our situation? - Url.: http://www.st911.org/
* US 9/11 TERROR in a CNN Poll - Question: "Do you believe there is a U.S. government cover-up surrounding 9/11?" - 'Yes' - 89% - 'NO' - 11% -
* US SENATOR BOB GRAHAM, Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence - [ http://tinyurl.com/manno] - regarding the September 11 terrorist attacks: AT LEAST ONE FOREIGN COUNTRY ASSISTED THE 9/11 TERRORISTS - The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, on PBS, reported. -
* FOX NEWS - THE HIDDEN STORY - Carl Cameron Investigates: 9/11 & Israel Is Spying In And On The U.S.? - Information Clearing House -
* THE 9/11 DRAMA WAS THE 'TRIGGER' USED BY THE PNAC GROUP, KILLING AMERICANS and others to further their inhuman goals: Anybody who after seeing this video - '9/11 revisited' - still believes the version from the 'PNAC pack' - the Washington cabal - is beyond all professional help -
* RELATED: BACKGROUND LINKS TO THOSE RESPONSIBLE - If after checking a factual error is found, pls. send an email so it can be corrected. - Url.: http://tinyurl.com/fhln9
* The Dutch author this far has worked abroad for more than 4 decades for international media as an independent foreign correspondent, of which 10 years - also during Gulf War I - in the Arab World and the Middle East. Having practical experience of coups and the obscenity of war: seeing worldwide that every bullet and every bomb breeds more terrorism!
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