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A 9/11 Re-Investigation and the Power of Consensus Statements

An Open Letter to Senator Bob Graham, Michael Moore, and Amy Goodman

by David Griffin
October 5, 2011
Foreign Policy Journal

Dear Sen. Graham, Michael Moore, and Amy Goodman:

Regarding your discussions on Democracy Now, September 15th and September 29th, including “Michael Moore Backs Call to Re-Open Investigation of 9/11 Attacks,” — the “best evidence” formulated by the new 9/11 Consensus Panel may be helpful in your quest.

The work of this distinguished expert Panel was first announced in a North America-wide press release on September 9, 2011.

Brief summary of the Panel’s function and importance:

The mainstream media has claimed for a decade that it is not in a position to evaluate the technical evidence being presented by the 9/11 Truth Movement against the official narrative of the events of September 11, 2001.

Many in the media perceive a problem in challenging government explanations that they feel are over their heads.

A parallel problem existed in the field of medicine for many years, during which there were contradictory, unranked approaches to medical treatments.

This problem was greatly reduced by the introduction of “evidence-based” medicine.

Using widely accepted verification tools such as the Delphi Method, medicine has now developed hundreds of standard Consensus Statements to guide physicians in diagnosis and treatment.

Similarly, 22 expert members of the new 9/11 Consensus Panel have recently developed 13 Consensus Points of “best evidence” opposing the official account of 9/11.

The respondents, who remained blind to one another throughout the process, provided… Continue reading

Santa Cruz ‘Understanding Deep Politics’ Conference Pursues Broad Spectrum Antidotes (Live streaming available)

Revealing the Hidden Forces Behind World Events and Offering Creative
Solutions

Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) May 10, 2010 — Organizers of the May
14-16 Santa Cruz “Understanding Deep Politics” conference have announced
a three-day summit of engaged scholars and activist leaders to shed new light
on the corrupt forces driving current events, expose the corporate media’s complicity,
and craft tenable strategies of response.

According to “Understanding Deep Politics” coordinator Gabriel Day,
“We believe the most powerful catalyst for positive social change would
be a widespread understanding of deep politics and a corresponding outpouring
of courageous activism addressing the real roots of our crises. We think that
all participants will emerge from this weekend considerably smarter, better
networked, and more hopefully prepared for the great challenges we face.”

EVENT: “Understanding Deep Politics” Conference
WHEN: Fri, May 14, 2010 at 7 PM (Registration from 3 PM, Social
hour: 5 PM) through Sun, May 16th, 6 PM
WHERE: University Inn and Conference Center, 611 Ocean Street,
Santa Cruz, CA
ADMISSION: $25-$110 (including Student and Senior discounts)

SPEAKERS / SOLUTION SESSION PANELISTS (alphabetically)

Ellen Brown – attorney/forensic economist focused on the
crimes of the Federal Reserve
Ian Crane – former oil executive, now writing/lecturing on
geo-political webs of domination
David Ray Griffin – eminent philosophy professor with 30 books
and many 9/11 classics
Annie Machon – former MI-5 Security Service intelligence officer
and whistle-blower
Jim Marrs – award-winning investigative journalist and NY Times
bestselling author
Michael Parenti – renowned progressive… Continue reading

Understanding Deep Politics (Early Bird deadline March 31st)

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With Speakers: Cynthia McKinney, David Ray Griffin, Peter Dale Scott, Ellen Brown, Ian Crane, Annie Machon, Jim Marrs, Michael Parenti, Peter Phillips, and Barrie Zwicker

In one packed weekend, Understanding Deep Politics will bring together ten distinguished speakers
and hundreds of concerned citizens for the purpose of challenging the
mainstream perceptions of political reality – revealing the hidden forces behind many widely accepted historical and current events.

This unprecedented and provocative conference will span three days, including an early Friday evening meet and greet get-together.

Please join us at this sure-to-be-historic conference and be a part of the crucial effort to gain a critical, deeper understanding of the causes of our societal dilemmas as we work together to fashion new possibilities for the betterment of all.

Conference Details:
For complete information visit: http://understandingdeeppolitics.org
Email Web Version: http://understandingdeeppolitics.org/email.html

Early Bird Tickets until March 31st
For tickets visit: http://understandingdeeppolitics.eventbrite.com/
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Conference voice mail: 707-672-4242

To make donations:
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or mail to: Progressive Promotions

P.O. Box 600, Bayside, CA 95524

The conference will take place at the UCSC Inn and Conference Center.

611 Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Phone: 831-426-7100

Toll Free: 1-866-827-2466

Fax: 831-429-1044

Entire February 2010 Issue of the American Behavioral Scientist Devoted to State Crimes Against Democracy: The Case of 9/11/2001

March 5, 2010
by Elizabeth Woodworth, Professional Librarian
Posted at AE911truth.org

ABS cover“It’s
now confirmed that the February edition is available in print, and can be ordered
for $24 for the whole issue.

Contact SAGE Journals Customer Service department via e-mail at journals@sagepub.com
or phone 1-800-818-7243 then hit #2, then #0 for operator, then ask for “Journals”,
and they will mail a copy.

Otherwise individual papers cost $25 to be viewed for one day, on the journal’s
website, and cannot be downloaded from it. (Because the pdf could be freely
circulated if it were downloadable).”

For 50 years the American Behavioral Scientist has been a leading source of
behavioral research for the academic world. Its influence is shown by the fact
that it is indexed by an extraordinary 67 major database services, causing its
papers to be widely exposed on the international scene.

The publisher, Sage, is headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices in London,
New Delhi, Singapore, and Washington DC.

Each issue offers comprehensive analysis of a single topic.

The six papers in the February 2010 issue are devoted to the recent concept
of “State Crimes Against Democracy (SCAD’s),” with emphasis on 9/11
and on how human behavior has failed to recognize its reality. [Ref. abs.sagepub.com/content/vol53/issue6]

What are SCAD’s?

SCADs differ from earlier forms of political corruption in that they frequently
involve political, military, and/or economic elites at the very highest levels
of the social and political order,” explains one essay.

“Negative information actions” are defined by another as “willful… Continue reading

We Demand Transparency Conference – NYC September 11-13, 2009

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“We Demand Transparency”
New York City, September 11, 12 and 13, 2009

For peace, for truth and for a new economics.
A three-day conference, with an opening concert, film premieres, and a rally for the 9/11 investigation ballot referendum.

Saturday, September 12th, 10 AM – 7 PM
Sunday, September 13th, 2 PM – 10 PM

St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery, Manhattan
E.10th St. and 2nd Ave NYC
http://changeandtransparency.blogspot.com/

This is the formula for building a bigger, post-partisan, mass movement for peace, truth and real economic change. This is the beginning of bridge between the “peace” and “truth” movements. It all starts in NYC, on the anniversary weekend of the 9/11 attacks!


KICK OFF EVENT

9/11 Anniversary Concert
Friday, September 11th, Walker Stage, 8pm, 56 Walker Street, Manhattan

All-Night Concert of New Rock and Hip Hop Artists: Jordan Page, The Madeleine Haze, Sturgeon Scott (from Leftover Crack), and many others

SCHEDULE

Saturday, September 12, 10 AM – 7 PM
Featured Experts on the Real History of 9/11:

* Richard Gage, AIA (founder Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth)
* Erik Lawyer (founder, Firefighters for 911 Truth)
* Steve Alten (author, “The Shell Game”)
* Kevin Barrett (author, “Truth Jihad Against the 911 Big Lie”)
* Barry Zwicker and Ian Woods (Canadian journalists)
* Barry Kissin (critic of the FBI anthrax investigation)
* Sander Hicks (author, “The Big Wedding”, investigative journalist)
* Graham McQueen (Canadian peace and truth activist)

Saturday, September 12, 5-7 PM
Saturday Night NYC CAN Rally

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Oliver Stone, the relaunch of JFK and the Unspeakable, and 9/11

from Barrie Zwicker
July 14, 2009
911blogger.com

Canadian-born James Douglass of Birmingham, Alabama is a Christian pacifist, a 9/11Truther and author of JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters (Orbis Books).

The book rose to number 31 on Amazon’s best seller list two weeks after Oliver Stone appeared on “Real Time with Bill Maher” on June 26th last holding a copy of the 2008 book, which was shown on camera. Stone said it is a “great book.”

The question “why” that Douglass’s book addresses in the case of JFK’s assassination arguably is also the most important question concerning 9/11. Douglass recently has been added under “Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth” on http://PatriotsQuestion911.com

Douglass’s book deserves wide readership. It’s a tremendously well-researched work, one of the best of the 400+ books on JFK’s assassination. Douglass conducted original interviews with people now able and willing to talk after decades of silence. He also drew on thousands of recently released US government documents to reveal the logic of the plot to kill Kennedy. The plot’s purpose was not only to assassinate a president who was turning toward peace but also to implicate the Soviet Union and Cuba in his murder so as to justify pre-emptive attacks upon them. The parallels with 9/11 are highly educative.

Douglass’s editor, Robert Ellsberg, feels the Stone endorsation is a peg upon which to “re-promote” the book. I agree and commend it thoroughly to all frequenters of 911blogger.com. For the Stone interview, go to… Continue reading

Barrie Zwicker interviews MI5 whistleblower Annie Machon at University of Waterloo

Posted June 10, 2009
by ‘Simuvac’ at 911blogger.com

Presented by the University of Waterloo 9/11 Research Group
Hagey Hall Humanities Theatre
May 31st, 2009
www.Waterloo911.ca

Barrie Zwicker at Edmonton Questions 9/11, May 2009 – Video

Heated Controversy: Do firefighters believe 9/11 conspiracy theories?

By Christopher Beam
April 8, 2009
Slate.com

Daniel Sunjata as Franco Rivera on Rescue Me. Click image to expand. Photo: Daniel Sunjata as Franco Rivera in ‘Rescue Me’

In the new season of the FX drama Rescue Me, firefighter Franco Rivera espouses the belief that 9/11 was “an inside job.” According to a Sunday New York Times article, the show’s writers added this assertion because actor Daniel Sunjata is a “truther”; but the real firefighters on set–who work as script advisers–were offended by his allegations. This got the Explainer wondering: Do any firefighters believe in 9/11 conspiracy theories?

Yes. There’s no evidence that firefighters buy into 9/11 conspiracy theories at higher rates than the rest of the population. (A 2007 Zogby poll found that 26 percent of Americans believe the government “let it happen.” A 2006 Scripps-Howard poll found it was more than a third.) But some firemen do believe the government was behind 9/11 and use their status as first responders to draw attention to their statements.

The most common conspiracy theory held by firefighters is that the Twin Towers–as well as a third building, 7 World Trade Center–collapsed not because planes crashed into them but due to a “controlled demolition.” On Sept. 11, an NBC reporter quoted New York Fire Department Chief of Safety Albert Turi as saying he believed there were explosives planted in one of the towers. After the attacks, the New York Fire Department interviewed firefighters to create an oral history of 9/11. These tapes–which were not released until 2005–contain numerous references to… Continue reading

Truth & Deception: An Interview with Kevin Ryan on 9/11

In this interview Kevin Ryan discusses the science and psychology of
9/11. He also mentions an upcoming paper that provides strong evidence of incendiary
residues found in the World Trade Center dust. Ryan, who is one of the co-authors
of the paper, says that it is “…much more conclusive than anything we’ve published
before, and is supported by considerable physical testing.”

American Buddhist Net News
2/14/09

ABN: Kevin, you have been a central figure in the 9/11 truth movement. What have you learned from that experience?

KR: The struggle for 9/11 truth has gone on now for over seven years, although I’ve been involved only since 2003. In that time I’ve learned a good deal about history and social inertia, and I’ve made some progress in my communications skills. Many people might think that speaking out publicly, against the wishes of authority like I did, risking one’s career and public standing, can only be harmful to a person. But I’ve found that by showing that I was genuinely seeking a positive outcome, the opportunity to make such a sacrifice became a blessing. There were changes, of course, including a new job and moving to a new town, and a huge amount of work with my new “unpaid job”, but it has been worth it. This is in part due to the fact that I’ve learned that there are many people in the world who feel as I do, that the events of 9/11 were paradoxically something of a gift to… Continue reading

The New England 9/11 Symposium: Recap (Updated 5/26)

This story has now been updated with new information from Symposium organizers.

The New England 9/11 Symposium, held this past Saturday (5/17/08) in Keene, NH, was a tremendous success. We had a great turn out and received local and, of course, independent media coverage.

First, the morning began at 9:45 a.m. with Bob McIlvaine’s heartfelt speech, which is a reminder that, as Jon Gold put it, what we feel is nothing compared to what family members like McIlvaine feel. The part of his remarks that stuck out to me the most was when McIlvaine detailed his experiences researching 9/11 on his own and described his utter disgust with the 9/11 Commission. While speaking about the Commission he mentioned the day that Condoleeza Rice testified about the August 6th, 2001 PDB. To him it was obvious that Rice was spinning, lying, and not directly answering any questions posed to her by the Commissioners, who’s questions were light as it was. He talked of how outraged he was when, after Rice testified, family members were rushing to shake her hand. The deception was so blatant how could the others not see it? I, as well as many others, believe that Bob is very strong and very brave.

Next up was acclaimed Canadian media critic and author, Barrie Zwicker. Zwicker offered his excellent take on the media’s unwillingness to cover this issue. I had seen his presentation before in 2006 but it was watching Zwicker take the editor of The Keene Sentinel (a… Continue reading

9/11 Victim Family Members Raise Questions Media Still Fail to Ask

For Immediate Release:

Hundreds of victim family members have been demanding answers to questions about the deaths of loved ones ever since the horrific events of September 11, 2001 – to no avail. Dozens of witnesses who offered to testify to the 9/11 Commission were ignored; many others found their testimony omitted. According to a group of Keene State College students, without a clear accounting of the facts, no reform can be effective in protecting national security. The students have organized a one-day symposium, on Saturday, May 17 — “This symposium has been put together by undergraduate student scholars — a group of young people committed to the pursuit of truth in a country that so often substitutes the comfortable life and easy paths over the rocky roads of ethical personhood,” states Donna Marsh O’Connor, mother of Vanessa Lang Langer, who died escaping the South Tower.

Keene, NH May 12, 2008 — New Hampshire College students and local activists have organized a one-day symposium, entitled, “Family Members, Researchers and Whistleblowers Speak Out”, to be held at Keene High School on Saturday, May 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. “This symposium has been put together by undergraduate student scholars — a group of young people committed to the pursuit of truth in a country that so often substitutes the comfortable life and easy paths over the rocky roads of ethical personhood,” says O’Connor, who along with Bob McIlvaine, who lost his son Bobby, and Michele Little, who lost her firefighter brother David, will be making presentations at the symposium.…

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New England 9/11 Symposium: Family Members and Researchers Speak Out

Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth and the Monadnock 9/11 Truth Alliance Present…
The New England 9/11
Symposium:
Family Members and
Researchers Speak Out
Saturday, May 17th, 2008
Keene High School,
Keene, NH
Admission $15
Doors Open at 9:30 a.m.
A Message from Daniel Sunjata, star of FX’s Rescue Me and tentatively scheduled host of the New England 9/11 Symposium:

Bob McIlvaine
Bob
McIlvaine, Sr.

McIlvaine lost his son, Bobby McIlvaine, Jr., on 9/11.
Mr. McIlvaine attended every 9/11 Commission hearing and has been a vocal critic
of the official account of 9/11. As a member of September
Eleventh Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
, McIlvaine has traveled all over
the world speaking about 9/11, his perspective on the events of that day, and
demanding justice for his son and the other innocents who perished along with
him.

Daniel Hopsicker -investigative journalist
Daniel
Hopsicker

An investigative journalist, author, and documentary film
maker, Hopsicker arrived in Florida two months after 9/11 to look into activities
of the alleged hijackers and their connection to Huffman Aviation. What he uncovered
became the basis for “Welcome to Terrorland: Mohamed Atta and the 9/11 Cover Up in Florida.” Hopsicker is still located in Florida and his up to date research can be found at http://www.madcowprod.com/.

Michele Little
Michele Little
Little lost her brother, FDNY Firefighter, David M. Weiss, on 9/11. Along with 9/11 Family Members Donna Marsh O’Connor and Christina Kminek, Little called for a real investigation into 9/11 at the National Press Club on 9/11/06. Michele is also an advocate for the First… Continue reading

Global Outlook Volume 1 now available

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March 12, 2008
by Ian Woods

NEWS RELEASE: The long awaited Volume 1 of the “Greatest Crime of All Time” series from Global Outlook is finally here! Volume 2, which was published first, in November of 2006, won wide acclaim from such 9/11 researchers as David Ray Griffin: “This should really be considered one of the major 9/11 publications, to be mentioned alongside the leading books.”

Now Global Outlook has published its next ground-breaking new book: “9/11: Solving the Greatest Crime of All Time — The Best of Global Outlook, Vol. 1.” It is the result of six years of collective efforts to expose the truth and lies about 9/11. In it, Global Outlook has pulled together all the best articles from the back issues (#1 through #10) of Global Outlook and complied them in this 352-page book which documents the march of 9/11 activists toward the revelation that 9/11 was an INSIDE JOB.

“Assembling all the best articles from 80 different contributors, over a four year period [2002 to 2005], in one dynamic compendium focusing on the 9/11 Truth movement, is unprecedented,” says editor, Ian Woods. “This book will open more than a few eyes, that’s for sure!”

Contributing editors include author Barrie Zwicker and 9/11 researcher Terry Burrows. This is not only a collector’s item, and a key reference manual for all 9/11 Truthers — new and seasoned, but it is also a new tool that can easily bring fence-sitters into the movement. Reasonably priced, in full color,… Continue reading

9/11 Q & A with Pro Football Great, Mark Stepnoski

By John Dudley

[Ed.: Link to radio interview at end.]

Since retiring from football six years ago, Mark Stepnoski has changed countries, buying a house in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he now lives with longtime girlfriend Brandi Mollica.

He has also has changed lifestyles, trading the hectic demands of playing in the NFL for a relatively laid back retirement that includes travel, reading and taking in concerts and the performing arts.

But Stepnoski, 40, always a bit of an iconoclast, hasn’t changed. He continues to work toward the legalization of marijuana, an effort he began pursuing in earnest after leaving football.

And he has added a new interest, the 9/11 Truth Movement, whose adherents question mainstream accounts of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Stepnoski’s relationship with the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) — he became president of its Texas chapter in 2002 — led Cathedral Prep to leave him out of its athletic hall of fame.

Nonetheless, with five Pro Bowl appearances and two Super Bowl rings, Stepnoski remains one of the most decorated athletes in Erie history.

He was nominated to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2006, his first year of eligibility. Although he wasn’t elected, the honor cemented his place among the best centers ever — and, at 6 feet 2 inches and 265 pounds, one of the smallest offensive linemen in modern NFL history.

In a recent phone conversation from his new home in Canada, Stepnoski discussed retirement, reflected on… Continue reading

Barrie Zwicker, Towers of Deception, Wins Independent Publisher Award

Towers of Deception wins Gold Metal from Independent Publisher

Announcing 2007 Independent Publisher Book Awards Results

Judging Results in 65 National Categories

Here is the listing of Gold, Silver and Bronze medalists in each of the 65 National categories in this year’s Independent Publisher Book Awards. A total of 2,690 national entries came from all 50 U.S. states, 8 Canadian provinces, and 17 countries overseas. Congratulations to all participants for your excellent work!
 

Editor’s Note:
Our hearty congratulations to Barrie Zwicker! Independent Publisher has just announced the winners in their 2007 Book Awards–Barrie’s Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-Up of 9/11 won the Gold Medal in the “Current Events” category. Congratulations to the other winners here, too.

Readers may wish to take a look at this full listing of winners in 65 categories–lots of good reading there.

 
Category 34. Current Events

Gold: Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-Up of 9/11, by Barrie Zwicker (New Society Publishers)

Silver: Screwed: The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class, by Thom Hartmann (Berrett-Koehler Publishers)

Bronze: Free Speech 101: The Utah Valley Uproar over Michael Moore, by Joseph Vogel (WindRiver Publishing); One Nation Under Guns, by Arnold Grossman (Fulcrum Publishing); The Oil Depletion Protocol, by Richard Heinberg (New Society Publishers); The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community, by David C. Korten (Kumarian Press); The War Against the Common Good, by D.W. Sid Olufs and David Feller Schuman (Chandler Sharp Publishers)

Source URL: http://www.independentpublisher.com/article.php?page=1157&urltitle=Announcing%202007%20Independent%20Publisher%20Book%20Awards%20Results

Why 9/11 is relevant to Canadians–Vancouver 9/11 Truth Conference

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by Drew Noftle

Image of Common Ground June 2007 Magazine CoverSome might say that 9/11 has changed Canada’s foreign policies in such a way that Canada is no longer regarded on the world stage as a peace-loving country, but a country willing to use its military preemptively based on nothing more than the trust we hold in the word of our southern neighbour.
Not only are we participating in the NATO occupation of Afghanistan, but we are also supplying the British and American troops in Iraq with their most deadly weapon – munitions made from Canadian mined depleted uranium.
Already, millions of Canadians do not support our war effort. But what if the official story of 9/11 was a lie? What if 9/11, as the evidence now suggests, was a self inflicted wound? How many of us would /then /support the War on Terror?

The last six months have seen a massive resurgence of interest in 9/11, and the official story of what really happened that day is being attacked on all fronts. Groups denouncing the official story have popped up all over North America. Organizations such as the Journal of 9/11 Studies, Scholars for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, and Veterans for 9/11 Truth — are all composed of well respected people from all walks of life who share a common goal of exposing the truth behind 9/11, and ending this so called “War on Terror”.

In Canada, a network of “9/11 Truth Groups” has spread like wildfire. Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton, Victoria, and even the Kootenays have formed coalitions dedicated to showing us all that the official story does not stand up.…

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9/11: an ‘inside job’? Controlled Demolition, claims California architect

Winipeg Sun, May 28, 2007
By ROSS ROMANIUK, SUN MEDIA

Joe Hawkins holds a poster for an event that
examines a theory about the terrorist acts of
September 11, 2001. (Marcel Cretain/Sun Media)

Joe Hawkins holds a poster for a 9/11 event

Conspiracy buffs are in for a big treat.

California architect Richard Gage will be in Winnipeg this week to offer his
explanation of why the World Trade Centre towers collapsed on Sept. 11, 2001.

Gage has become a leading figure of the so-called 9/11 truth movement, an informal
campaign from people all over the world who challenge official accounts of what
happened that day.

He argues that a deliberate, controlled demolition using explosive devices
is what really destroyed the twin towers that day, along with another skyscraper
known as WTC 7 or Building 7. Speaking to Sun Media from his Bay Area home this
weekend, Gage said few people are even aware of the third building.

‘SMOKING GUN’

“It’s the smoking gun of 9/11,” he said. “It was a 47-storey
building, not hit by an airplane, that came down into its own footprint in 6.5
seconds, at nearly freefall speed — symmetrically, smooth, straight down.”

Gage says Building 7 fell after sustaining relatively minor damage due to the
collapse of one of the twin towers hours earlier, with small fires on its fifth
and 12th floors.

Explosions were heard around its base as it collapsed and a large amount of
molten metal was found in the basement area, said Gage. He claims the only good
explanation for the presence of the metal is that it came from certain kinds
of incendiary charges.…

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