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  • crystalpyramid@snafu.de
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 1, 2005
      9/11 Theologian Says Controlled Demolition of World Trade
      Center Is Now a Fact, Not a Theory

      October 21, 2005
      GlobalResearch.ca

      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 at the Claremont School of
      Theology, California.

      This weekend's events were sponsored by NY911truth.org, WBAI
      and the Muslim-Christian-Jewish Alliance for 9/11 Truth:

      http://mujca.com.

      MUJCA-NET is 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. We
      believe that the process of joining together in search of the
      truth about 9/11 will bring enormous benefits, regardless of
      what truths we may discover. While our endorsers and
      supporters have different views about the probable level of US
      government complicity in 9/11, all of us agree that a new,
      honest investigation of the possibility of official complicity
      is a matter of the most urgent national and global importance.
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