Note from David Ray Griffin, Statement of Support for the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative
David Ray Griffin
June 1, 2008
Although I was not able to be present at the rally either in person or by telephone,
I wanted to express my strong support for the NYC
9/11 Ballot Initiative.
There has never been a better time to get such an initiative on the ballot, because
the 9/11 Truth Movement’s case against the official account of 9/11 is now extremely
strong—much stronger than it was just two years ago.
For example, new evidence has been brought forth to show that the official account
of the destruction of the Twin Towers and WTC 7 cannot possibly be true. The NIST
Report has been shown to be completely inadequate, and a former employee of NIST
has spoken out to verify what we already suspected—that NIST has become totally
politicized, so that its scientists are little more than “hired guns.”
Besides the fact that the NIST Report has been discredited, so has The 9/11
Commission Report. Philip Shenon’s book has made public what we in the movement
have long known, that the 9/11 Commission was controlled by a man, Philip Zelikow,
who represented the Bush-Cheney White House. Shenon even shows that Zelikow had
outlined the whole report before the Commission’s staff had begun its work.
Moreover, some central pillars of the official account have been demolished by
the FBI. It has said it has no hard evidence that Osama bin Laden was responsible
for the attacks, that there were no cell phone calls from passengers to relatives
from any of the planes, and that Barbara Olson’s famous phone call from Flight
77 to her husband, Solicitor General Ted Olson, never happened.
Equally important, there has been a tremendous influx of professionals with relevant
kinds of expertise in the movement—military officers, pilots, CIA and other
intelligence officials, architects, and engineers. A few years ago, critics ridiculed
our claims about the World Trade Center by saying that these claims were not supported
by any architects and engineers. But in the past year, some 400 architects and
engineers have signed Richard Gage’s petition
for a new investigation.
Accordingly, if there IS a new investigation, and if it is this time a GENUINE
investigation, there can be little doubt what the outcome will be. As I argued
in Debunking 9/11 Debunking, the evidence that 9/11 was an inside job
is overwhelming. The only task is to get people to look at the evidence.
I hope, therefore, that many dozens of people make the commitment to go out in
the next few weeks to gather signatures. We know from polls
that close to 50% of residents of NYC were already suspicious of the official
story several years ago. There are, accordingly, more than enough people out there
willing to sign the petition. All that is necessary is enough people to commit
themselves to work enough hours to gather those signatures.
If you help get this initiative on the ballot, your name will surely be included
in the universe’s list of heroes.