David has a BS from Harvey Mudd College, Claremont, CA (IPS major–independent program of studies with emphasis in physics and engineering); MA in education from Claremont Graduate University; MS in mathematics from Cal Poly, Pomona and has taught Physics/Mathematics/Astronomy at K-12 and Jr. college levels. He is also an author and served formerly on the editorial board of The Physics Teacher, an AAPT journal. David is also an active designer and inventor of educational materials emphasizing quantitative visualization.
David’s recent article, WTC7: NIST Admits Freefall focuses on some of the significant errors and discrepancies in the final NIST report on the collapse of tower 7 and includes excerpts from a technical briefing held by NIST on August 26, 2008. During this briefing, questions were put to the panel by David Chandler as well as Dr. Steven Jones.
Intermission music by Libra Project.
Ending music by Prymal Rhythm.
Nov 18, 2008
Actor and activist Ed Asner has signed the AE911Truth online petition and sent
a letter of support.
The text of the letter reads: (link to PDF)
October 6, 2008
To Whom It May Concern:
I would like to thank Richard Gage, AIA and Architects and Engineers for 9/11
Truth for presenting the scientific facts behind the unprecedented destruction
of the World Trade Center Twin Towers and Building 7. AE911Truth presents solid
research that contradicts the official story of the building’s destruction with
the overwhelming evidence of explosive controlled demolition.
An accurate understanding of history is required to make good decisions in
the future. Over and over again, history has shown that the first public perceptions
of historical events are not always correct. I, along with millions of others,
have serious questions about our country’s recent history about 9/11.
I have signed the AE911Truth.org petition calling for an unbiased investigation
of the “collapses” of these three high-rise buildings. I encourage
everyone to do the same, and also become a Sustaining Member of Architects and
Engineers for 9/11 Truth.
Source URL: http://www.ae911truth.org/info/41
Richard Gage is currently touring Europe. More info on the tour is available at AE911truth.org
Discussion of the very real doubts over the World Trade Center attacks was
conspicuously absent from the US presidential race. But America’s international
image will always be tainted as long as the uncertainty remains
by Richard Falk
Sunday 09 November 2008
Journal Issue 13
Every so often attention is called anew to the doubts surrounding the true
character of the events surrounding the 9/11 attacks. Recently, the report of
the collapse of Building 7 represented such an occasion. Any close student of
9/11 is aware of the many serious discrepancies between the official version
of what took place and the actual happenings on that fateful day in 2001. David
Ray Griffin and others have analyzed and assessed these discrepancies in such
an objective and compelling fashion that only wilful ignorance can maintain
that the 9/11 narrative should be treated as a closed book, and that the public
should move on to address the problems of the day.
To accept such a view is to acquiesce in what can be described at best as governmental
evasiveness and irresponsibility, a resolve to leave the discrepancies unexplained.
It is not paranoid under such circumstances to assume that the established elites
of the American governmental structure have something to hide, and much to explain.
What has not been established by the “9/11 Truth Movement” is a
convincing counter-narrative — that is, an alternate version of the events
that clears up to what degree, if at all, the attacks resulted from incompetence,
deliberate inaction,… Continue reading
For Immediate Release
September 26, 2008
NIST has finally released its long awaited investigative report regarding the collapse of World Trade Center 7. WTC 7 was the third building in the World Trade Center Complex to collapse at 5:20 PM on September 11, 2001. However, this building was not hit by an airplane.
As family members of 9/11 victims, we were extremely interested in the findings of this report. We had hoped that NIST’s report would serve to explain the cause of a total collapse of a conventional steel building and be able to refute the rampant conspiracy theories. We also hoped that this report, in conjunction with NIST’s final reports on WTC 1 and 2, would offer recommendations for improved building and fire codes to ensure public safety in ALL buildings going forward.
While we feel that technical experts should review, critique and replicate the findings within this report, we also feel that we must express our concerns based on public comments by NIST regarding their findings.
Over the past seven years, the Families of the 9/11 Victims have been repeatedly told by fire experts, engineers and architects that we should NOT FOCUS our efforts on advocating for building and fire code changes based on the collapse of the WTC 1 and 2 towers. We were continuously reminded that the crashing of airplanes into buildings was a unique event. Additionally, we were told that the design and construction of WTC Towers 1 and 2 was unique and that there… Continue reading
by David Ray Griffin
September 17, 2008
Shortly after the first strike on the World Trade Center, which occurred at 8:46 AM on 9/11, Michael Hess, New York City’s corporation counsel, and Barry Jennings, the deputy director of the Emergency Services Department of the New York City Housing Authority, headed to the Office of Emergency Management’s Emergency Operating Center, which was on the 23rd floor of WTC 7, where they assumed that Mayor Rudy Giuliani would be. But when Hess and Jennings arrived, the place was empty. Jennings then telephoned someone to ask what they should do and was told that they should leave immediately. Finding that the elevators would not work, they started down the stairs. When they reached the sixth floor, however, there was a powerful explosion beneath them, which, Jennings told the makers of Loose Change Final Cut,1 caused the landing on which they were standing to give way. Making their way back up to the eighth floor, they were able to break a window and call for help. Hess later reported: “[W]e were trapped on the eighth floor with smoke, thick smoke, all around us, for about an hour and a half [before] the New York Fire Department . . . came and got us out.”2
Hess made this statement while being interviewed by Frank Ucciardo of UPN 9 News “on Broadway about a block from City Hall,” almost a half mile from WTC 7. This interview began before noon, most likely at 11:34.… Continue reading
via Electronic Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
WTC Technical Information Repository
Attention: Mr. Stephen Cauffman
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8610
September 15, 2008
Re: Public Comments on WTC 7 Draft Reports
Dear Mr. Cauffman,
I am writing on behalf of a group of scientists, scholars, engineers and building professionals who are dedicated to scientific research regarding the destruction of all three high-rise buildings (WTC 1, 2 and 7) on September 11, 2001. We have examined the draft reports recently released by NIST purporting to explain the demise of WTC Building 7 (collectively referred to herein as the “Report”). We have found many areas that need to be revised and re-examined by NIST personnel before they release a final report on this matter. We have provided our names and affiliations at the end of this document, in accordance with the guidelines for submittal of comments promulgated by NIST at (http://wtc.nist.gov/media/comments2008.html).
At the outset, we would like to call attention to the fact that we requested a reasonable extension of time for the public to submit comments. Given the rate at which we were finding incorrect or contradictory statements in the Report, we would likely have found many more areas NIST needs to re-examine before issuing a final report. As we pointed out in our original correspondence with you requesting the extension, the original three week deadline was completely unreasonable. First, it took NIST more than three years to compile this 1000+ page Report. Why, then,… Continue reading
by Kevin R. Ryan
In a famous book by Antoine de Saint Exupery, a little prince from another planet asks the narrator to draw a sheep. After several unsatisfactory attempts, the narrator simply draws a box and tells the little prince that the sheep is in the box. The little prince then exclaims — “That is exactly the way I wanted it!” 1
Just so, the Bush Administration asked its scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for an explanation as to what happened at the World Trade Center (WTC) on 9/11. In response to this request, NIST drew up a series of fanciful stories over a period of years, each story differing from the previous one. Finally, after seven long years, NIST published its last story for WTC 7 by simply saying, in effect: “The explanation is in our computer.” 2
As expected, however, this explanation in a box leaves much to be desired for those of us who prefer to live in reality, instead of in a fictional world. On the other hand, we are learning something from NIST with this new report, and that is that when government scientists begin working for a political agenda above all else, there is no limit to the extent of deception that they will engage in. We also know that those who have produced the NIST WTC reports must now assume personal responsibility for the ongoing 9/11 Wars, and the millions of deaths that will result from those wars.…Continue reading
Thursday, September 11th, 2008
by Carol Brouillet
Details from the point of view of organizer, Carol Brouillet, with photos from
Terry Koch, Christine, and others
Richard Gage, AIA spoke
at the rally and marched with us. (In August NIST
came out with its official explanation of the destruction of Building 7 and
Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth are at the forefront of challenging it.
Support them also by signing their petition for a truly independent investigation.)
Wolman, Green Party Candidate in California District 1, founder of the New
Broom Coalition and Impeach Cheney-Bush, also a member of the National Impeachment
Network also spoke and marched with us.
Sadot, who came up with the musical classics “Cheney’s
in the Bunker,” and “The Ballad of William Rodriguez” was
supposed to be with us, but his truck broke down en route- 800 miles away in
Wyoming. This year we did have our best prop–the replica of the Commission
Report with the giant holes in it, which was made for the San Francisco Tea
Party for 9/11 Truth.
We also passed out thousands of cards to promote our upcoming event.
Almost everyone was late to the rally, although I was up at 5:30 am, I had
to set up the booth for Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance at Speedway
Meadow before heading to the Panhandle. Richard Gage had just had 2000 new DVDs
made which inconveniently needed to be transported to San Francisco… Continue reading
Debunking NIST’s conclusions about WTC 7 is as easy as shooting fish in a barrel
By George Washington
NIST lamely tried to explain the symmetrically (sic) collapse as follows:
WTC 7’s collapse, viewed from the exterior (most videos were taken from the north), did appear to fall almost uniformly as a single unit. This occurred because the interior failures that took place did not cause the exterior framing to fail until the final stages of the building collapse. The interior floor framing and columns collapsed downward and pulled away from the exterior frame. There were clues that internal damage was taking place, prior to the downward movement of the exterior frame, such as when the east penthouse fell downward into the building and windows broke out on the north face at the ends of the building core. The symmetric appearance of the downward fall of the WTC 7 was primarily due to the greater stiffness and strength of its exterior frame relative to the interior framing.
NIST can’t have it both ways. If the exterior frame was so stiff and strong, then it should have stopped the collapse, or – at the very least – we would have seen a bowing effect where tremendous opposing forces were battling each other for dominance in determining the direction of the fall. See also this .
In real life, the thick structural beams and “stiff [and strong]” exterior frame used in the building should have quickly stopped any partial collapse, unless… Continue reading
Listen to the show August 25, 10 pm -12 am CST
by Carol Brouillet
August 22, 2008
Listen 10 pm (CST) to Questioning
War-Organizing Resistance on WeThePeopleRadioNetwork.com,
in the first hour to our guests – Michael Pengue and Kenneth Fernandez,
and at 11 pm (CST) in the second hour to our guests – Robert Lewis
and Drew Noftle.
Michael Pengue is the producer of the online film Montreal,
Next Terror Target?, he is also a co-founder of the Montreal 9/11 Truth
group- mtl911truth.org. He is a native
of Montreal, first generation Canadian of Italian born parents.
Two years after the events of 9/11, his friend, Kenneth Fernandez, expressed a very strong suspicion that 9/11 was an inside-job. From 2003 he read books and articles by Michael Ruppert, David Griffin, Daniel Hopsicker, Sander Hicks, Michel Chossudovsky and watched countless documentaries. In 2004, he joined the Canadian Action Party and shortly after became a member of their executive team (until early 2008 when I resigned as vice-president only to continue as a member and supporter of CAP). At the International Citizens’ Inquiry into 9/11 in Toronto, he met Ruppert and others and that drove him to be more active. Just a few weeks later his picture made it in the Montreal Gazette standing in front of the Montreal’s Imperial Theatre for the premiere of Michael Moore’s film ”Fahrenheit 9/11”carrying a sandwich-board reading ” 9/11 Was an Inside Job” and on the flip side “Fahrenheit 911 is Just… Continue reading
AE911Truth Press Conference of Thursday 8/21/08, “Critical Response to NIST Final Report on the Mysterious Collapse of WTC Building 7″ is now available online.
AE911Truth Press Conference
Thursday 8/21/08 9am PDT / 12pm EDT
Critical Response to NIST Final Report
on the Mysterious Collapse of WTC Building 7
Join the 430 Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth for an important live (audio) Press Conference. The subject is the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 which was a 47-story, steel-framed, fire-proofed high-rise — the 3rd tower to fall straight down symmetrically at nearly free-fall speed on 9/11/01 with numerous reports of explosions and several tons of molten metal found in the basement carrying the “thermite fingerprint”.
The AE911Truth… Continue reading
AE911Truth Press Conference
Thursday 8/21/08 9am PDT / 12pm EDT
Critical Response to NIST Final Report
on the Mysterious Collapse of WTC Building 7
Join the 430 Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth petition signers for an important live (audio) Press Conference. The subject is the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 which was a 47-story, steel-framed, fire-proofed high-rise — the 3rd tower to fall straight down symmetrically at nearly free-fall speed on 9/11/01 with numerous reports of explosions and several tons of molten metal found in the basement carrying the “thermite fingerprint”.
The AE911Truth tele-conference will follow immediately after the NIST (National Institute for Standards & Technology) slide presentation and Q&A of their WTC 7 Final Report which will be Webcast beginning at 8am PDT / 11am EDT. See the NIST webcast announcement & details here (and below).
In our AE911Truth response we will be documenting major flaws in the NIST report as well as the most serious omissions such as the collapse features of WTC 7 and the scientific forensic evidence of its explosive controlled demolition.
The Tele-Conference Dial-in # for listeners is (712) 432-1001 and the access code is: 442-618-649#
Call in at 12pm EDT
(Note that you will not be able to speak during the call)
You may also listen live to both press conferences at NoLiesRadio.com and possibly at WBAI Radio — NY.
Thursday, August 21st — Live News Conferences on Collapse of WTC7 – Building 7
Opportunity to Listen Live to BOTH… Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Aug. 18, 2008 CONTACT:
NIST to Release Report and Recommendations from Investigation of World Trade Center Building 7
*** Agency Will Hold Public Webcast on August 21 ***
Gaithersburg, Md. — The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will hold a media briefing and live public webcast on Aug. 21, 2008, in Gaithersburg, Md., on the findings and recommendations from its building and fire safety investigation of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 (WTC 7). WTC 7 was a 47-story building that fell nearly seven hours after the World Trade Center (WTC) towers collapsed following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
The NIST WTC 7 report will present the probable collapse sequence for the building and will provide recommendations for improving building and fire safety in other buildings similar to WTC 7. The draft WTC 7 investigation report released at the briefing will be open for public comment through noon Eastern Daylight Time on Sept. 15, 2008.
Shyam Sunder, director of the NIST Building and Fire Research Laboratory and lead investigator for the federal building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center disaster, will present the report and answer questions from reporters at the briefing. The public will be able to view the briefing through a live webcast that
will be accessible from NIST’s WTC Web site at http://wtc.nist.gov
What: A media briefing and public webcast on the findings and recommendations of the National… Continue reading
British Broadcasting contorts itself again to blast 9/11 conspiracy advocates
(“The Conspiracy Files: 9/11 – The Third Tower,” BBC 2, July 6, 2008)
If you want to kill a dangerous animal, you go for the jugular. If you want to demolish a building, you destroy its main supports. If you want to marginalize the burgeoning 9/11 truth movement, you attack its most popular points. This isn’t brain surgery.
In a recently broadcast documentary, The Conspiracy Files: 9/11 – The Third Tower, the BBC presents the second of two programs confronting claims made by a growing activist movement comprised of people who doubt the official story of 9/11. This time the BBC looks into one of the most compelling areas of 9/11 research, the theory that WTC7 was brought down by controlled demolition.
The perfect vertical implosion of this enormous building—the last of seven WTC buildings to be completely destroyed on 9/11—was filmed from several excellent angles and is further supported by aerial photos (fig. 1). Those theorists who claim that the Twin Towers as well were brought down with explosives have enjoyed an exponential boost in credence from strong evidence supporting the intentional demolition of WTC 7.
Besides giving the green light to plans on paper since the GHW Bush administration to add Iraq and Afghanistan to the U.S.’s portfolio, many 9/11 truth researchers believe that the destruction of the entire WTC was the ultimate ground breaking, the first step in an epic municipal makeover; the total… Continue reading
For Immediate Release
Contact: Senator Karen S. Johnson (602-926-3160)
Senator Karen Johnson Blasts Congress for Failure to Defend U.S.
In a formal Floor speech in the Arizona Senate tomorrow (Tuesday, June 10),
Senator Karen S. Johnson plans to blast Congress for their failure to defend
U.S. citizens who were killed on September 11, 2001, and their failure to properly
investigate those attacks.
“It has been nearly seven years,” says Johnson, “and we are
faced with new evidence that turns the conclusions of the 9/11 Commission upside
down. We are fighting a war because of 9/11 – and we still don’t
really know what happened. We have spent billions of dollars on the war, with
an additional $340 million per day. Thousands of U.S. servicemen and women have
lost their lives, not to mention the lives of innocent Iraqi and Afghan civilians.”
Johnson revealed in a committee hearing in April that she did not accept the
official report of the 9/11 Commission and has since defended supporters calling
for a new independent investigation of the attacks on the World Trade Center
and the Pentagon. “Ground Zero was treated like little more than the site
of a building demolition – which, of course, is exactly what it was,”
says Johnson. “Everyone who has studied it recognizes that the Twin Towers
and Building 7 came down as a result of controlled explosions – not because
of the airplanes and fires.”
Johnson has joined forces with local 9/11 activists who for more than two… Continue reading
From Elizabeth Woodworth
June 8, 2008
Dear Mr. Barber:
I am a professional medical librarian who delivered “best evidence”
literature to the public health officers of the British Columbia government
for 25 years.
Your article, “The Truth is Out There,” is an “ad hominem”
approach to a critically serious matter, and it unfortunately fails to deal
with the evidence involved.
You will no doubt agree that 9/11 has changed the world. It is a seminal event
which has grossly undermined trust and erected enormous barriers between the
West and the Middle East. And it has led to widespread mayhem and death in that
region. Obviously, questions concerning our understanding of the event are of
the utmost importance.
The US government has steadfastly refused to release the evidence which it
claims to have. Evidence which, if in existence, would settle once and for all
the questions which are being raised, nearly seven years later, on the front
page of the Financial Times of London.
There were 85 cameras rolling outside the Pentagon, whose film could be offered
to save the Times the trouble of running these articles.
There are small, indestructible time replacement parts in all aircraft which
allow for positive identification, and these could be offered to silence critics
about Flight 77.
For several years NIST has been promising its imminent report on the strange
collapse of Building 7. This could be completed and released.
You say the 9/11 truth movement has taken over from the peace movement.… Continue reading
by Richard Ruelas
The Arizona Republic
Jun. 9, 2008
Blair Gadsby, the 45-year-old former owner of an adult-care home and an adjunct
professor of religious studies at a community college, never figured he would
be the type of person to stage a hunger strike outside the Phoenix office of
U.S. Sen. John McCain.
But about a year ago, Gadsby convinced himself that the U.S. government, not
terrorists, demolished the World Trade Center buildings in New York on Sept.
11, 2001. And that belief has turned him into a fasting activist.
“I’ve never been politically active until the 9/11 subject came up,”
he said, sitting on a fabric folding chair last week along 16th Street, outside
the complex that houses McCain’s Phoenix office.
Gadsby’s vigil on the sidewalk goes from sunrise to sunset. He holds up a
sign that features a Canadian tabloid’s front-page photo of a jet hitting one
of the towers. Underneath is his count of the days he has been fasting. Today,
it will be Day 15.
He has dropped 15 pounds. He feels weak by the end of the day. He has had eggs
thrown at him by taunting motorists. His wife is not happy with him. He worries
whether he’ll lose his teaching job.
Still, once he locked in on the idea that the government planned the murder
of thousands of its citizens, it became his overriding priority. He wondered
why it wasn’t getting more attention, so he got the idea to sacrifice himself
for some… Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Phoenix 9/11 Truth Activist to Start Hunger Strike at McCain’s Office: Memorial Day, 5:00PM, May 26, 2008 at the office of Senator John McCain, 5353 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ
Contact: Tim King Office: 480.329.9090, e-mail: email@example.com
Phoenix, AZ, May 21, 2008 – In an effort to bring national attention to the 9/11 truth issue, Phoenix activist, Blair Gadsby, a professor of Religious Studies, plans to start a hunger strike on Memorial Day, at the Phoenix office of Senator John McCain. Gadsby is putting the spotlight on McCain because of McCain’s avowed support for the official account of 9/11. McCain is the author of the foreword to the 2006 Popular Mechanics book, Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can’t Stand Up to the Facts.
Gadsby, an Arizonan who is represented by McCain, stated for the record, “I believe Mr. McCain is a man of deep integrity. He has stood up to corporate influence in campaigns and to the very powerful Military Industrial Complex in the past, and he has a record of being a maverick. That’s why I’ve chosen to offer him this opportunity to face the issues head-on publicly. He may be one of the very, very few who have the integrity and stature to keep the military loyal and find the broad-based political support to bring about a change in our great country. But today, he is in a perilous position. By writing the Foreword to the official cover-up story, he has sided with the… Continue reading