By Paul Craig Roberts
August 24, 2011 Information Clearing House — — -In a few days it will be the tenth anniversary of September 11, 2001. How well has the US government’s official account of the event held up over the decade?
Not very well. The chairman, vice chairman, and senior legal counsel of the 9/11 Commission wrote books partially disassociating themselves from the commission’s report. They said that the Bush administration put obstacles in their path, that information was withheld from them, that President Bush agreed to testify only if he was chaperoned by Vice President Cheney and neither were put under oath, that Pentagon and FAA officials lied to the commission and that the commission considered referring the false testimony for investigation for obstruction of justice.
In their book, the chairman and vice chairman, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, wrote that the 9/11 Commission was “set up to fail.” Senior counsel John Farmer, Jr., wrote
that the US government made “a decision not to tell the truth about what happened,” and that the NORAD “tapes told a radically different story from what had been told to us and the public.” Kean said, “We to this day don’t know why NORAD told us what they told us, it was just so far from the truth.”
Most of the questions from the 9/11 families were not answered. Important witnesses were not called. The commission only heard from those who supported the government’s account. The commission was a controlled political operation,… Continue reading
Written by Eli Rika
August 23, 2011
“It starts from below… They have simply blown away columns.”
“This is controlled demolition.”
“A team of experts did this.”
Photo: Though Danny Jowenko is no longer with us, his expert analysis and
fearless testimony remain as an example to those who seek the truth about 9/11
These startling words, spoken by controlled demolition expert Danny Jowenko in 2006, ignited an international discussion over the destruction of WTC Building 7, and added to the professional voices at AE911Truth who have challenged the official explanation. As we mourn Jowenko’s tragic death on July 16, we look back at how his impromptu interview shed light onto one of the greatest mysteries of the 9/11 catastrophe.
Jowenko was the owner of Jowenko Explosieve Demolitie, a controlled demolitions company headquartered in the Netherlands. He had over 30 years of building demolition experience, and his knowledge of explosives was so respected that he was sought as a contributor to the ImplosionWorld production of “A History of Structural Demolition in America”.
Photo: Jowenko’s team of demolition specialists has brought down numerous
high-rise buildings over the years
In September 2006, Jowenko was interviewed by a Dutch filmmaker, who presented him with footage of the destruction of WTC Building 7. It only took a few moments for Jowenko to conclude that it was the result of a controlled demolition. “This is professional work, without any doubt,” he said.
When Jowenko was told that the building was brought… Continue reading
Remember Building 7: 10th anniversary ad campaign launches today with our new mini-documentary, “Architects & Engineers: Solving the Mystery of WTC 7″
August 18, 2011
Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth is pleased to announce the launch of the Remember Building 7 10th Anniversary Campaign — the most aggressive ad campaign yet. This season we are accelerating our strategic partnership with RememberBuilding7.org in order to make this 10th Anniversary a vital turning point in the pursuit of a new 9/11 investigation.
In conjunction with the Remember Building 7 Campaign, we are very proud today to also release our powerful new 15-minute mini-documentary ” Architects & Engineers: Solving the Mystery of WTC 7 ” as the essential educational component of the new campaign and an exceptional tool for all people who want to effectively expose the fraudulent official story of WTC 7’s destruction and the explosive evidence omitted from the NIST Report. It is compellingly narrated by actor Ed Asner and features a stellar lineup of AE911Truth experts including structural engineers, chemical engineers, physicists and others.
See it in context at RememberBuilding7.org and get inspired to do your part in the campaign by forwarding this Action Alert to everyone you know! And be sure to make your pledge to the 10th Anniversary Ad Campaign today. See below for the exciting campaign details.
As always, thank you for your tremendous support!
Richard Gage, AIA and the AE911Truth Volunteer Team
Siena Research Institute Poll Commissioned by “Remember Building 7″
Campaign Shows Significant Skepticism of Official Account
June 8, 2011
NEW YORK CITY, NY — Amid its June 6th launch of 425 advertising spots
on New York television, Remember Building 7 — an advocacy campaign calling
for a new investigation into the collapse of a third skyscraper on 9/11 —
has released findings from a new poll it commissioned on what New Yorkers believe
about that day.
The May polling of 643 New Yorkers (including respondents in all of New York
City’s five boroughs) by the independent Siena Research Institute shows
meaningful levels of doubt and concern regarding the truth about what happened
that day, with only 60 percent of New Yorkers ready to “move on”,
and 48 percent in favor of the Manhattan District Attorney or New York City
Council opening a new investigation into the collapse of World Trade Center
The poll finds:
1 in 3 New Yorkers were unaware of Building 7’s collapse (the
skyscraper was not hit by an airplane; it collapsed seven hours after the Twin
Towers), only 25 percent have ever seen video footage of the collapse, and 86
percent were unable to name the building;
Of those aware of Building 7’s collapse, 24 percent believe it
was a controlled demolition that brought the building down, 23… Continue reading
“Investigate Building 7″, conference held at the University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT on March 26, 2011, sponsored by Investigatebuilding7.org (formerly Building What ? campaign)
Video of presentations from Investigate Building 7 Conference, March 26, 2011, graciously posted by Radical Pragmatist on his blog at 911blogger.com.
The Case for a New Building 7 Investigation
I. Foreknowledge of Building 7’s Collapse by Dr. Graeme MacQueen First of a three-part presentation, “The Case for a New Building 7 Investigation” Introduced by Dr. William Pepper, International Human Rights Attorney
Even though World Trade Center Building 7 is said to have been the first steel-framed building in history to undergo total collapse due to fire, there were many people who knew the building was going to collapse long before it did. In this presentation, the evidence for this peculiar foreknowledge will be summarized and its significance discussed. The argument will be made that it is impossible to explain this foreknowledge on the basis of the collapse hypothesis offered by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The only hypothesis that explains this foreknowledge is the controlled demolition hypothesis.
II. The Evolution of the Fire-based Theory for Building 7 by Kevin Ryan The second in a three-part presentation, “The Case for a New Building 7 Investigation” Introduction and Commentary by Dr. William Pepper
This presentation will examine the attempts by government-sanctioned investigations to provide a theory for the fire-induced, non-explosive destruction of World Trade Center Building 7. In particular, the presentation will cover… Continue reading
The two main players in releasing the Pentagon Papers were Daniel Ellsberg and United States Senator Mike Gravel.
Senator Gravel is the person who read the Pentagon Papers into the Congressional Record. This act made the papers public record, so that they could not be censored by the government. He was the only member of Congress courageous enough to do so.
Both Ellsberg and Gravel – like many other high-level former officials in the government and intelligence services (including many well-known whistleblowers) – support a new 9/11 investigation. Ellsberg says that the case of a certain 9/11 whistleblower is “far more explosive than the Pentagon Papers“. (Here’s some of what that whistleblower says.) He also said that the government is ordering the media to cover up her allegations about 9/11.
And he said that some of the claims concerning government involvement in 9/11 are credible, that “very serious questions have been raised about what they [U.S. government officials] knew beforehand and how much involvement there might have been”, that engineering 9/11 would not be humanly or psychologically beyond the scope of those in office, and that there’s enough evidence to justify a new, “hard-hitting” investigation into 9/11 with subpoenas and testimony taken under oath (see this and this).
Gravel is now backing a California ballot initiative for a new 9/11 investigation. The text of the initiative is below.
The initiative would actually help support the 9/11 Commission and fulfill the desire of the 9/11… Continue reading
March 11, 2011
An urgent call to action
For one day, 9/11 family members, political leaders, prominent academics,
journalists, lawyers, architects, engineers and scientists who have studied
the events of
9/11 extensively, will gather to call upon elected officials in New York and
media to reexamine the most important event of our time. The day will be highlighted
a presentation of key evidence that overwhelmingly warrants opening a local
investigation into the collapse of Building 7.
BuildingWhat? & WWUH 91.3
Author Craig Unger
Attorney Dr. William Pepper,
NYU Prof. Mark Crispin Miller
Journalist Leslie Griffin
Engineer Tony Szamboti
Architect Richard Gage
9/11 Family Member Manny Badillo
UL Whistle Blower Kevin Ryan
Prof. Graeme McQueen
9/11 Family Member Bob McIlvaine
(more speakers to be announced soon)
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Ave.
W. Hartford, CT
March 26th 2011
9:30am to 9:30 pm
For Tickets and More Information Go To:
For General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org / Media Inquiries : email@example.com
February 19, 2011
Dr. Niels Harrit, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry at the University of Copenhagen,
will be lecturing across Canada in six recognized locations. He will offer a
critique of the official account of the destruction of the World Trade Center,
focusing on Building 7. Widely published, he is the lead author of a 2009 article
on the discovery of nano-thermite (an incendiary and explosive) in the WTC dust.
Tuesday February 22 @ 7PM, Edmonton Alberta
“Edmonton Questions 9/11″
For more info see: http://civilinformationactivism.org/Niels-Harrit.html
Thursday February 24 @ 7PM, University of British Columbia
Presentation: “Explosive Evidence”
For more info see: http://civilinformationactivism.org/Niels-Harrit.html
Saturday February 26 @ 7PM, University of Victoria
Presentation: “Explosive Evidence”
For more info see: http://civilinformationactivism.org/Niels-Harrit.html
Tuesday March 1 St. @ 7:30 PM, McMaster University, Hamilton Ontario
Presentation: “Reasonable Doubt: Science and the Collapse of World Trade
7 on September 11, 2001.”
For more info see: http://www.humanities.mcmaster.ca/~peace/
“The day we see the truth and cease to speak is the day we begin to die.”
-Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
January 17, 2011
We would like to extend our deepest thanks to Mark Stepnoski for generously
offering $10,000 to match all donations made to the BuildingWhat? campaign during
the last three days of 2010. Supporters across the country and around the world
rose to the occasion, giving nearly $30,000 on top of Mark’s $10,000 to
bring the campaign to $67,000. Thank you all for your generous support and your
belief in our strategy.
In the next few weeks we will be releasing a series of brand new TV ads. Without
giving anything away, we are confident in saying these new ads will generate
much publicity and create a groundswell of public demand for a new Building
7 investigation leading up to the 10th Anniversary.
To help pave the way towards that day, we have an important action item that
will take you only two minutes to complete. Please help us send 500
emails to the Speaker of the New York City Council to inform her that
2010 was only the beginning of our campaign, and our calls for the empanelment
an independent commission to investigate Building 7 will grow as the 10th Anniversary
of 9/11 approaches.
Once you send your email you will be asked to click a button to record your
participation. This button is on the webpage and transparently displays… Continue reading
December 29, 2010
The BuildingWhat? campaign is pleased to announce beginning
today, December 29, through December 31, NFL great Mark Stepnoski will match,
up to $10,000, all donations made to the next TV ad campaign.
Thanks to your generous support, the BuildingWhat? campaign
has raised almost $30,000 since the launch of the new fundraising drive on December
5. We are thrilled and grateful that two-time Superbowl champion Mark Stepnoski
has so generously stepped forward to spur us toward the $50,000-milestone. Between
now and the end of the year, Mark will match every dollar you donate; and just
a reminder, every dollar you do give in 2010 will be fully tax-deductible when
you file your taxes in the coming months!
To kick off the mini-fundraising drive, Mark will be appearing on the Alex
Jones Show at 2pm Eastern on Wednesday, December 29. Please tune in to hear
Mark talk about why he is supporting the campaign for a new Building 7 investigation.
He will be joined by engineer and AE911Truth member Tony Szamboti, who recently
appeared on Geraldo At Large and has been spearheading the effort in New York
City to bring about a new investigation.
For more information on the next round of TV spots, please go to BuildingWhat.org.
To donate, simply click below:
November 13, 2010
On November 13, Bob McIlvaine and Tony Szamboti appeared on Geraldo Rivera’s
show “Geraldo At Large” on Fox News to talk about the “BuildingWhat?” TV ad campaign.
Without any further ado, we invite you to watch the interview and give us
feedback on the poll we plan to commission to survey New Yorkers on their support
for a new Building 7 investigation. Your generosity and determination have made
this campaign possible, and so we thank you from the bottom of our hearts. For
more details about the “BuildingWhat?” TV ad campaign, visit BuildingWhat.org
The BuildingWhat? Team
~ Judge Edward Lehner, upon hearing the words “Building 7″ in a NYC courtroom
Unearths Striking Video/Photo WTC Evidence
by Eli Rika
November 6, 2010
Over the last century, the most astounding historical discoveries of man-made artifacts have often been accomplished by well-funded, highly experienced researchers. From the excavation of King Tut’s tomb to the sighting of the sunken Titanic, stunning finds have required immense financial and human resources, as well as the leadership by distinguished. So, how did a mountain of never-before-seen footage used in NIST’s World Trade Center investigations get exposed to the light of day last month? Was it the work of a billionaire adventurer? Not quite. You can thank an upstart non-profit, the International Center for 9/11 Studies, whose efforts have at last borne fruit.
The International Center for 9/11 Studies was founded in 2008 by Director James Gourley, a Texas lawyer who began questioning the events of 9/11 after watching a presentation given by David Ray Griffin on C-SPAN.
“I was just floored by what I was hearing,” Gourley explained, “and I’ve been looking into 9/11 ever since then.”
In order to encourage a better understanding of the 9/11 attacks and promote scientific study of these tragic events, Gourley assembled a small team of trusted colleagues, which includes physics instructor David Chandler, activist Dr. Graeme MacQueen, and Justin Keogh, the Center’s Chief Technical Officer. The Center has partnered with other key researchers in the past, including physicist Steven Jones and chemist Niels Harrit.
Since its inception, the Center has contributed to groundbreaking work… Continue reading
A 30 second television spot featuring 9/11 family members and promoting awareness of the destruction of World Trade Center Building 7 has begun airing in New York City. The ad is sponsored by buildingwhat.org and highlights the fact that over 1200 architects and engineers have called for an independent investigation into the events of 9/11.
World Trade Center 7 was the third skyscraper to be completely destroyed on September 11, 2001 — despite not having been hit by an airplane.
The ad began airing on election day and will run through November 10 on 13 channels, including CNN, MSNBC and VH1. NYCCAN, the group who created the ad, estimate that it will be seen by nearly 900,000 viewers. The group plans to commission an opinion poll after the run of the ad and send the results to every City Council member.
“We’ve been educating the City Council about Building 7 and the need for a new investigation for the past six months,” said Bob McIlvaine, father of Bobby McIlvaine and one of the 9/11 family members who appear in the ad. “We are asking them now to do something about it.”
Manny Badillo, another family member who appears in the spot, said “For the next two weeks, we the people will see, many for the first time, the demise of the Salomon Brothers building on the day of my uncle’s murder. What you witness allows critical thought about details of the crime that we have… Continue reading
Richard Gage, AIA, and Gregg Roberts
Monday, 04 October 2010
This is the actual 10-minute statement read by Richard Gage, AIA, to the media at the AE911Truth press conference at the National Press Club in Washington DC on September 9, 2010.
Good afternoon, my name is Richard Gage, AIA. I’m a member of the American Institute of Architects; I’ve been a licensed architect for 22 years; And I’m the founder of the non-profit organization, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911Truth).
As a group, we now have more than 1,270 architect and engineer petition signers. Collectively, we have more than 25,000 years of building and technical experience. This press conference is being given by our petition signers and supporters today in 65 [it turned out to be 67] locations around the world, including 30 states and 4 countries.
Today, we’re here to inform you that we have uncovered evidence that the official investigations into what happened to the World Trade Center skyscrapers on 9/11 were deeply flawed, or worse. The scientific forensic facts we have discovered have very troubling implications.
For example, a technologically advanced, highly energetic material has been discovered in World Trade Center dust from the 9/11 catastrophe.
This follows the discovery, by the United States Geological Survey and others, of high concentrations of unusual previously molten iron-rich microspheres in the WTC dust. These microspheres can only have been formed during the destruction of the World Trade Center at temperatures far higher than can… Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 10, 2010
On the eve of the 9th anniversary of 9/11, support for the war in Afghanistan took a serious blow yesterday. Simultaneous press conferences were held in New York and Los Angeles to present startling new information refuting the official 9/11 narrative, used to justify the war. Also announced were three major professional groups which have joined the worldwide, and ever-growing, “9/11 Truth Movement”.
In a striking show of unity, representatives of “Scientists for 9/11 Truth”, “U.S. Military Officers for 9/11 Truth” and “Actors & Artists for 9/11 Truth” presented their findings and unveiled their eye-opening websites. Each non-profit group has launched a petition calling for a new, transparent investigation.
In NY, representing “Scientists”, Professor Niels Harrit said, “The official account put forth by NIST violates the fundamental laws of physics and chemistry.” Harrit is Prof. Emeritus at the University of Copenhagen and was lead author for a 2009 peer-reviewed study that revealed evidence of high tech explosives throughout the WTC dust.
In LA, physics teacher David Chandler discussed the swift destruction of the WTC towers, including Building 7, the little-known third tower. Having demonstrated its free fall, he confronted the US government agency NIST with his analyses and forced NIST to revise its November 2008 Final Report on WTC 7. NIST’s Draft Report had claimed free fall was impossible but NIST ultimately acknowledged WTC 7 was in absolute free fall for over two seconds. Concluded Chandler, “Free fall is physically impossible without explosives”.
In… Continue reading
August 31, 2010
911blogger.com, James Gourley’s blog
The International Center for 9/11 Studies has secured the release of hundreds of hours of video footage and tens of thousands of photographs used by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for its investigation of the collapse of the World Trade Center Twin Towers and Building 7. This material is being released to the Center under the Freedom of Information Act, in response to a lawsuit the Center filed against NIST.
The Center filed a FOIA Request with NIST on January 26, 2009, seeking production of “all of the photographs and videos collected, reviewed, cited or in any other way used by NIST during its investigation of the World Trade Center building collapses.” Following several unsuccessful attempts to get NIST to even acknowledge receipt of the Request, the Center was forced to file a lawsuit on May 28, 2009. Shortly after the lawsuit was filed, the Request was assigned a reference number, and NIST began periodically releasing batches of responsive records. To date, the Center has received over 300 DVDs and several external hard disk drives that contain responsive records – more than 3 terabytes of data so far – and NIST has indicated that additional records will be released in the future.
We are currently looking at the best ways to distribute these materials to interested researchers and journalists around the world. It has taken NIST more than 8 months so far to produce a partial archive of photographs and… Continue reading
August 26, 2010
We are pleased and tremendously excited to share this groundbreaking TV ad with you for the first time. We hope, with your help, to be able to show it to one million New Yorkers one month from now. Please go to BuildingWhat.org to watch the ad and please donate generously. Every $750 we raise is enough for another spot to reach another 10,000 people. Your donation will be fully tax-deductible. 5% of it will go to the WTC Rescuers Foundation. And 5% of it will be matched by another generous donor.
Our strategy for buying spots is guided by two principles. Firstly, showing it to audiences who will respond productively and influence the public discussion, such as young people, academics, journalists and the political class. And secondly, repetition!
We will be sending off the ad two weeks from now. Between now and then we welcome your comments. We’re all in this together!
Very truly yours,
Manny Badillo, Nephew of Thomas Joseph Sgroi
David Chandler, International Center of 9/11 Studies
Richard Gage, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth
David Ray Griffin, Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth
Niels Harrit, Coauthor of the WTC Nanothermite Study
Karen Johnson, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth
Erik Lawyer, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth
Bob McIlvaine, Father of Bobby McIlvaine
JF Ranger, World for 9/11 Truth
Kevin Ryan, Coeditor of Journal of 9/11 Studies
Ted Tilton and Justin Keogh, 911Blogger.com
William Veale, Lawyers for 9/11 Truth
Ted Walter, NYC… Continue reading
David Ray Griffin
There are many questions to ask about the war in Afghanistan. One that has been widely asked is whether it will turn out to be “Obama’s Vietnam.”1 This question implies another: Is this war winnable, or is it destined to be a quagmire, like Vietnam? These questions are motivated in part by the widespread agreement that the Afghan government, under Hamid Karzai, is at least as corrupt and incompetent as the government the United States tried to prop up in South Vietnam for 20 years.
Although there are many similarities between these two wars, there is also a big difference: This time, there is no draft. If there were a draft, so that college students and their friends back home were being sent to Afghanistan, there would be huge demonstrations against this war on campuses all across this country. If the sons and daughters of wealthy and middle-class parents were coming home in boxes, or with permanent injuries or post-traumatic stress syndrome, this war would have surely been stopped long ago. People have often asked: Did we learn any of the “lessons of Vietnam”? The US government learned one: If you’re going to fight unpopular wars, don’t have a draft — hire mercenaries!
There are many other questions that have been, and should be, asked about this war, but in this essay, I focus on only one: Did the 9/11 attacks justify the war in Afghanistan?… Continue reading