A View on 09/11/01–Rutgers Prof/Dean Questions Official Account of 9/11
R-N prof and dean, Dr. Barry R. Komisaruk brings up evidence surrounding 9/11,
questioning the official account
By: Dr. Barry R. Komisaruk
Six years later, the impact is still felt. The implications are still more
troubling. My vivid recollections are the sudden silent disappearance from my
vantage point from Smith Hall on Warren Street of the towers, replaced by a
giant plume of white smoke, and my thought of the futility of the UMDNJ’s calling
and mobilizing all health care personnel; no person in the buildings could survive
Some months later over breakfast with a colleague, I reacted in disbelief when
he said, “You know, there was no debris from a jetliner crash evident in
photos of the Pentagon that day.” His claim started me to read extensively
about the events of the day.
These questions are not mere academic exercises. Rather, they challenge the
entire official dogma of what happened on that fateful day. 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.
Dr. Barry R. Komisaruk is a Professor II of Psychology and Associate Dean
of the Graduate School. He is also a Rutgers Board of Govenors Distinguished
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