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9/11 and American Empire: How should religious people respond?

by Dr. David Ray Griffin

Note: This lecture was delivered at the University of Wisconsin at Madison on April 18, 2005, and first broadcast by C-Span2 (BookTV) on April 30. Although this text does not correspond exactly to the lecture as orally delivered, all the differences are trivial except that, of course, the oral presentation had to get along without footnotes. – DRG

I will begin by unpacking the key terms in the title of my talk: “9/11,” “American empire,” and “religious people,” beginning with the last one.…

How Ideologues on the Left and Right Theorise Vacuously to Support Baseless Supposition

How Ideologues on the Left and Right Theorise Vacuously to Support Baseless Supposition
– A Reply to ZNet’s ‘Conspiracy Theory?’ Section
by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed

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The 9/11 Commission Report: A 571-Page Lie

by Dr. David Ray Griffin

In discussing my second 9/11 book, The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, I have often said, only half in jest, that a better title might have been “a 571-page lie.” (Actually, I was saying “a 567-page lie,” because I was forgetting to count the four pages of the Preface.) In making this statement, one of my points has been that the entire Report is constructed in support of one big lie: that the official story about 9/11 is true.…

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The 9/11 Commission v. 19 Named Muslims: A Trial in Absentia

The 9/11 Commission v. 19 Named Muslims:

A Trial in Absentia


Gary Wenkle Smith1

[This article first appeared in The Warrior, the official journal of the Trial Lawyers College ( and is reprinted here with permission.]

Within a few hours after the 9/11 attacks, our government named a group of 19 Muslim men as the principal players in the most devastating attack on this country–even more so than Pearl Harbor, as it was mostly civilians who were murdered on 9/11, unlike the mass murder of our sailors by another military power.…

9/11 Commission Co-chair Lee Hamilton Drenched with Viewer Skepticism on C-SPAN

– Challenges skeptics to bring their evidence forward

On May 26 Hamilton appeared on C-SPAN’s Washington Journal and found himself under constant call-in attack for different aspects of the 9/11 cover-up [See amazing 12-min RealVideo excerpt here]. He said charges by Griffin and others of government complicity were…pause…”extraordinary” and was careful to say the Commission had found “zero evidence that our government planned that attack.” Although Hamilton clearly dodged most questions, he acknowledged the Report was imperfect and challenged skeptics to “come forward with their evidence and make their case in the public arena.” Please join the C-SPAN letter-writing campaign below to urge Washington Journal to offer that arena to Griffin, Nafeez Ahmed, and other spokespeople for the truth.…

Help Spread Dr. Griffin’s Logical Demolition of the 9/11 Commission Report to Churches and Indie Media

Outrageous Conspiracy Theories: Report on a Conversation with Philip Zelikow

by Thomas Hansen, Ph.D.

It is nearly a year since the 9/11 Commission report was finished and the investigation of the events of 9/11 officially came to a close. But unofficially, many Americans have unanswered questions, and at least some of this hesitancy to close the book on 9/11 is because of the long-standing connection between the Bush Administration and the man who was the Executive Director of the 9/11 Commission, Dr. Philip Zelikow.

In a new book by Professor Emeritus David Ray Griffin of the Claremont School of Theology (The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, Olive Branch Press, 2005), the case is made that the staff of the 9/11 Commission acted as gatekeepers who followed the official explanation of events of 9/11, rather than acting as true independent investigators.…

Leading 9/11 Widows Declare 9/11 Commission A Whitewash


July 21, 2005

CONTACT : W. David Kubiak, 207-332-3071 Kyle Hence, 401-935-7715

September 11 Victim Families who Fought to Create the 9/11 Commission Declare it a Failure on the First Anniversary of the 9/11 Report. – 9/11 families join researchers to ask independent media and foreign press for help

WASHINGTON – July 21 – On Friday, July 22, 2005, one year to the day after the release of the “9/11 Commission Report,” Project Censored founder, Dr.…

McKinney’s DC 9/11 Briefing to Air on C-SPAN and Regionally on Indie Media


[please see earlier press releases from Rep. McKinney’s office posted at]

Contact: Seema or Adrienne 202-225-1605

Congressional Briefing on 9/11 to Air on Web, TV and Radio For the World
to Hear – Reps. Cynthia McKinney (GA) and Ra?l Grijalva (AZ) to host

Title: ‘The 9/11 Commission Report One Year Later: A Citizens’
Response – Did They Get It Right?’

What: Congressional Briefing for
Members of Congress and their staffs to hear testimony from family members
and experts appraising the 9/11 Commission Report

Where: Room 345,
Cannon House Office Building, Independence Ave & First Street SE,
Washington, DC

When: July 22, 2005, from 9 am to 5 pm EST.…

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The Mineta Testimony: 9/11 Commission Exposed

9/11 Commission Report – one year later… By Gregor Holland

Editor’s Note: Among the hundred-plus lies and omissions now documented in the Commission’s cover-up, some are big enough to drive a Halliburton oil truck through. One of the most dramatic has always been Secretary of Transportation Norman Mineta’s direct contradiction of the official story timeline in his testimony to the Commission. Mr. Holland nails this story perfectly below and has even dug up the scrubbed video of Mineta’s incriminating testimony.…
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Able Danger Round-up

August 2005: An annotated, comprehensive archive of articles on admissions that Mohamed Atta and three of the other alleged 9/11 hijacking ringleaders were under surveillance by military intelligence a year before September 2001. More proof that the 9/11 Commission was a whitewash; and why there is far more to the story than The New York Times has reported…

Sep 3, 2005:

Mohamed Atta and three other alleged ringleaders of the 9/11 hijacking team were under surveillance by an elite US military intelligence program in the summer of 2000, a New York Times story of Aug.

McKinney Hosts 9/11 Brain Trust at Annual Black Caucus Conference

Press Advisory — September 9, 2005

Contact: John Judge 202-225-1605

On September 23 and 24, Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus will host two ?brain trust? panels at their annual legislative conference to be held at the Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Avenue, NW, Washington, DC on the topic of what was omitted from the 9/11 Commission?s Final Report, unanswered questions that remain and their inadequate recommendations which have failed to make the country safer, to address the true sponsors and causes of the attacks and to properly balance civil liberties and secrecy, security and war.…

What Action Looks Like: Going Viral with 9/11 Truth

Millions of people are at various levels of discovery that the official explanation of 9/11 is a lie. They are at some point in the process of realizing that some clandestine element at the highest levels of our government and military orchestrated a self-inflicted terrorist act to enflame U.S citizens into supporting an aggressive imperial agenda abroad, and a homeland security/police state regime at home as we relinquish our cherished civil liberties.

After the immediate question of Why?…

Significant Pattern to 9/11 Report’s Omissions & Distortions

by David Ray Griffin

NOTE: This is a transcript of testimony delivered by theologian David Ray Griffin to the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference on September 23, 2005.

Testimony at the Congressional Black Caucus Annual Legislative Conference 2005 (September 21-24, Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC) for the session, ‘The 9/11 Omission: What the Commission Got Wrong,’ September 23, 2005, sponsored by Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney (D-GA):


There have been two main theories about 9/11, each of which is a conspiracy theory.…

Rep. Curt Weldon Accuses Lee Hamilton of Participation in Bush 9/11 Coverup

Rep. Curt Weldon Calls for Criminal Investigation of 9/11

Thank you to for pointing out the link to video of today’s press conference:
C-Span Video

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House Panel Hears Call to Support New Intelligence Office


By Greta Wodele, CongressDaily

The Bush administration and Congress must provide more resources to a new office charged with making it easier for federal officials to share intelligence information with state and local officials, the House Homeland Security Intelligence Subcommittee was told Tuesday.…

An Incomplete Investigation

by Louis Freeh, Former FBI Director

Published at The OpinionJournal at, Thursday, November 17

It was interesting to hear from the 9/11 Commission again on Tuesday. This self-perpetuating and privately funded group of lobbyists and lawyers has recently opined on hurricanes, nuclear weapons, the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel and even the New York subway system. Now it offers yet another “report card” on the progress of the FBI and CIA in the war against terrorism, along with its “back-seat” take and some further unsolicited narrative about how things ought to be on the “front lines.”

Yet this is also a good time for the country to make some assessments of the 9/11 Commission itself.…

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Rep. Cynthia McKinney’s Congressional Hearing July ’05

I want to start off on my discussion about the FAA and NORAD on the day of 9/11 with a quote from Senator Mark Dayton. Last year he read the 9/11 Commission report and was quite outraged. Let me tell what he had to say. NORAD and the FAA have covered up “catastrophic failures” that left the nation vulnerable during the 9/11 hijacking “. For almost three years now, NORAD officials and FAA officials have been able to hide their critical failures that left this country defenseless, during two of our worst hours in history.…

The Wargames of September 11th (beta)

The Complete 9/11 Timeline hosted by The Center for Cooperative Research recently published a revised set of entries on the military exercises of September 11 , providing a goldmine of well-sourced information. Compiled by Paul Thompson, the 9/11 Timeline long ago became the leading resource of mainstream news reports about September 11. Available in book form as The Terror Timeline (2004), it continues to evolve online.

The latest material for the first time casts light on what may have been the day’s master wargame: Global Guardian, run out of Offutt Air Force Base by the US Strategic Command (Stratcom) under Admiral Richard Mies ( official bio ).…

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