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Building 7

Seeking the truth about 9/11

by Tori Sutton

Staff Reporter

Stratford Gazette.com

A small group of activists hit the streets of downtown Stratford on Saturday to spread the word about perceived inconsistencies in the Sept. 11 World Trade Centre collapse.

Stratford resident Mike Bondi was joined by members of the Kitchener 9/11 Truth group in Market Square, where they handed out flyers and DVDs to passersby.

In an interview last week, Bondi — an engineer who began researching the collapse of the towers a few years ago — said he hoped to share evidence about the buildings’ demise with the public.

“We’re just really looking from a scientific and physical perspective,” Bondi said.

“There’s more than enough evidence to create reasonable doubt that the official story is not consistent with the evidence (presented).”

Show Editor’s Note »

Bravo to the Stratford Gazette (“Stratford, which is known for its cultural contributions, is located between Kitchener and London in the heart of southwestern Ontario.”), which is “delivered free on Fridays to 19,700 households and dealers within the community” for publishing this objective news piece authored by journalist Tori Sutton.

Though the matter is highly technical, Bondi said the DVD the group hands out does a good job of presenting the evidence. The DVD runs just over two hours, and all information is presented by Richard Gage of California, who founded the group Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth. It looks at the collapse of the two major towers, along with a smaller building that collapsed around 5… Continue reading

AE911Truth.org Press Conference Video and Media Coverage

February 23, 2010

Complete Event video: http://vimeo.com/9614190.

High resolution video of Press Conference, San Francisco,
Part 1
of 7
:
Celebrating a milestone event in the long history of the 9/11 Truth movement
– over 1000 Architects and Engineers have taken a close look at the evidence
and concluded that the government’s cover story does not resolve the facts.
This is the first in a 7 part series documenting the magnificent event held
at the Marine’s Memorial Club & Hotel in San Francisco.

A & E for 9/11 Truth Press Conference
from MysterE Productions on Vimeo
(72 minutes).

Please checkAE911Truth.org
for further media coverage updates and video links.


EXPLOSIVE NEWS

February 22, 2010
By Jennifer Harper
Washington Times Inside the Beltway

A lingering technical question about the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks still haunts
some, and it has political implications: How did 200,000 tons of steel disintegrate
and drop in 11 seconds? A thousand architects and engineers want to know, and
are calling on Congress to order a new investigation into the destruction of
the Twin Towers and Building 7 at the World Trade Center.

“In order to bring down this kind of mass in such a short period of time,
the material must have been artificially, exploded outwards,” says Richard
Gage, a San Francisco architect and founder of the nonprofit Architects &
Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

Mr. Gage, who is a member of the American Institute of Architects, managed
to persuade more than 1,000 of his… Continue reading

The Road to Armageddon

February 25, 2010
By Paul Craig Roberts
opednews.com

The Washington Times is a newspaper that looks with favor upon the Bush/Cheney/Obama/neocon wars of aggression in the Middle East and favors making terrorists pay for 9/11. Therefore, I was surprised to learn on February 24 that the most popular story on the paper’s website for the past three days was the “Inside the Beltway” report, “Explosive News,” about the 31 press conferences in cities in the US and abroad on February 19 held by Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, an organization of professionals which now has 1,000 members.

I was even more surprised that the news report treated the press conference seriously. How did three World Trade Center skyscrapers suddenly disintegrate into fine dust? How did massive steel beams in three skyscrapers suddenly fail as a result of short-lived, isolated, and low temperature fires? “A thousand architects and engineers want to know, and are calling on Congress to order a new investigation into the destruction of the Twin Towers and Building 7,” reports the Washington Times.

The paper reports that the architects and engineers have concluded that the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the National Institute of Standards and Technology provided “insufficient, contradictory and fraudulent accounts of the circumstances of the towers’ destruction” and are “calling for a grand jury investigation of NIST officials.”

The newspaper reports that Richard Gage, the spokesperson for the architects and engineers said: “Government officials will be notified that “Misprision of Treason,’ U.S. Code… Continue reading

New Research on State Crimes Against Democracy

By Peter Phillips and Mickey Huff
DailyCensored.com

New research in the journal American Behavioral Scientist (Sage publications, February 2010) addresses the concept of “State Crimes Against Democracy” (SCAD). Professor Lance deHaven-Smith from Florida State University writes that SCADs involve highlevel government officials, often in combination with private interests, that engage in covert activities for political advantages and power. Proven SCADs since World War II include McCarthyism (fabrication of evidence of a communist infiltration), Gulf of Tonkin Resolution (President Johnson and Robert McNamara falsely claimed North Vietnam attacked a US ship), burglary of the office of Daniel Ellsberg’s psychiatrist in effort to discredit Ellsberg, the Watergate break-in, Iran-Contra, Florida’s 2000 Election (felon disenfranchisement program), and fixed intelligence on WMDs to justify the Iraq War. 1

Other suspected SCADs include the assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald, the shooting of George Wallace, the October Surprise near the end of the Carter presidency, military grade anthrax mailed to Senators Tom Daschle and Patrick Leahy, Martin Luther King’s assassination, and the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7 on September 11, 2001. The proven SCADs have a long trail of congressional hearings, public records, and academic research establishing the truth of the activities. The suspected SCADs listed above have substantial evidence of covert actions with countervailing deniability that tend to leave the facts in dispute. 2

The term “conspiracy theory” is often used to denigrate and discredit inquiry into the veracity of suspected SCADs. Labeling SCAD research as “conspiracy theory” is an effective method of… Continue reading

The IRD’s Attack on My ”Silly” 9/11 Theories

David Ray Griffin
911Truth.org

A right-wing neocon organization called the Institute on Religion and Democracy (IRD)1 — which devotes itself to attacking religiously and socially progressive churches while supporting US imperial policies (going back to the Nicaraguan Contras funded illegally by the Reagan administration2 ) — has recently put out a press release attacking my next book, which is scheduled to be published this coming fall. Saying that I am “back with another outrageous book” in which I allege “new absurdities,” the IRD claims that I am “this time alleging that the Obama administration is attempting to undermine 9/11 conspiracy theorists.”3

Editor’s Note:
The IRD’s “9/11 Conspiracy Theorist Dreaming Up New Absurdities” can now be read online, here: www.theird.org/Page.aspx?pid=1449. Dr. Griffin’s speaking tour details, April 23 – May 8, can be found here.RELATED: Excellent David Ray Griffin Interview on God.TV

Last September, Dr. Griffin was interviewed by God TV, the End Times show. It reaches over 100 million people worldwide by TV, plus others on the Internet.
It was aired on Friday night at 5:30 PM PDT and turned out to be an excellent interview, really professional. The hosts, Rory and Wendy, are gracious and delightful. Just a simple, straightforward interview that freed David to take his time to explain things. It’s also on their website: http://www.god.tv/video/play?video=1219. Part 2 will be shown live this Friday at 5:30 Pacific, 8:30 PM Eastern. [Originally posted at 911blogger.com]

 

False Assumptions about My Forthcoming Book… Continue reading

9/11 Truth Heroine Confronts 9/11 Official Spokesman Ex-Chief Fire-fighter Dan Daly

Submitted by John Bursill
Story by Naomi Breeze

Below is a moving and powerful story by one of the hardest working and most determined 9/11 Truth Advocates I know, Naomi Breeze. She has guts and determination in spades and will not be stopped in her quest to get justice for the victims of the 9/11 attacks that include ten Australians!

Solo Truth Action in Newcastle, Australia on the 14 of May 2010

Story by Naomi Breeze

After stumbling across 9/11 Truth on the internet about three years ago I contacted John Bursill of 9/11 Truth Australia and have been a passionate 9/11 Truther ever since. I feel privileged to have been involved with two successful conferences in Sydney, Australia and am honoured to have met some of my 9/11 Truth heroes.

I attended a talk in my hometown of Newcastle on 14 May 2010 by ex-Fire Fighter, ex-Chief Dan Daly, about 9/11 and how it changed his life. The talk was organised by a Catholic Church Chaplain through his Passionist Family Group and cost $5.00. The Chaplain is a personal friend of Dan and was in New York on September 11, 2001.

Some background on Dan: http://www.chiefdaly.com/

Dan Daly was promoted to Fire Captain with Engine 52 in 2001. The service was to take place on September 12, 2001. On September 11, 2001 his rig was one of the last to arrive at the Twin Towers. He and his crew arrived from the Bronx just as WTC 7 collapsed. He… Continue reading

Building What? How SCADs Can Be Hidden in Plain Sight

David Ray Griffin

At 5:21 PM on 9/11, Building 7 of the World Trade Center collapsed, even though it had not been hit by a plane — a fact that is important because of the widespread acceptance of the idea, in spite of its scientific absurdity, that the Twin Towers collapsed because of the combined effect of the impact of the airliners plus the ensuing jet-fuel-fed fires. The collapse of World Trade Center 7 (WTC 7) thereby challenges the official account of the destruction of the World Trade Center, according to which it was accomplished by al-Qaeda hijackers, even if one accepts the government’s scientifically impossible account of the Twin Towers. This fact was recently emphasized in the title of a review article based on my 2009 book, The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7, 1 by National Medal of Science-winner Lynn Margulis: “Two Hit, Three Down — The Biggest Lie.” 2

1. Why the Collapse of WTC 7 Created an Extraordinary Problem

The collapse of WTC 7 created an extraordinary problem for the official account of 9/11 for several reasons.

An Unprecedented Occurrence

One reason is that, because of the collapse of WTC 7, the official account of 9/11 includes the dubious claim that, for the first time in the known universe, a steel-frame high-rise building was brought down by fire, and science looks askance at claims of unprecedented occurrences regarding physical phenomena. New York Times writer James Glanz, who himself has a Ph.D. in physics, wrote: “[E]xperts… Continue reading

NYC CAN, AE911Truth ask NYC city council to investigate WTC Building 7

by Shawn Hamilton
Examiner.com

A group called New York City Coalition for Accountability Now ( NYC CAN ) is working with Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth on a campaign to make the New York City Council launch an investigation into the anomalous destruction of World Trade Center Building 7.

 

Editor’s Note:
Please see also related article by David Ray Griffin, “Building What? How SCADs Can Be Hidden in Plain Sight”.

 

The group emerged a little over a year ago to reorganize the petition drive for the ballot initiative that city officials eventually deemed legally invalid because it sought powers to initiate an investigation that State law doesn’t confer upon citizens. Officials claimed that such powers are properly the domain of existing city agencies, the Manhattan District Attorney and the federal government.

NYC CAN, a coalition of 9/11 survivors, family members, first responders, and concerned citizens, is focusing on New York City’s 51-member city council rather than creating a new referendum. Group representatives, including NYC CAN’s Executive Director, Ted Walter, Bob McIlvaine , whose son Bobby was killed in the 9/11 attacks, along with engineers Tony Szamboti and Mike Donly, have already discussed 9/11 related issues with seven council members, and reported that all but one were supportive.

Photo of Ted Walter and Manny Badillo McIlvaine said his only role in the meetings is to represent his son, Bobby. Explaining how he became involved in 9/11 activism, he said, “On April 8, 2004, I was absolutely livid after the testimony of Condolezza Rice. I’ve… Continue reading

Did 9/11 Justify the War in Afghanistan?

Using the McChrystal Moment to Raise a Forbidden Question

David Ray Griffin
GlobalResearch.ca

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

Watch the Ad One Million New Yorkers will See

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August 26, 2010

Dear Friends,

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
Atmoh, ReOpen911.info
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

International Center for 9/11 Studies Secures Release of Thousands of Photos and Videos from NIST

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

New Scientific Evidence Undermines Afghanistan War

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

AE911Truth Delivers the Evidence to the Media: Press Conference – National Press Club

Richard Gage, AIA, and Gregg Roberts
Monday, 04 October 2010
AE911truth.org

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

Ad Focusing On WTC 7 Begins Airing in New York City

November 2, 2010
911truthnews.com
Buildingwhat.org

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

Little-Known 9/11 Truth Organization Strikes Gold in Court Action Against NIST

Unearths Striking Video/Photo WTC Evidence

by Eli Rika
November 6, 2010
AE911truth.org

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? 9/11 World Trade Center NIST FOIA photo video evidenceNot 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.”

9/11 World Trade Center NIST FOIA International CenterIn 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

‘BuildingWhat?’ on Geraldo At Large

November 13, 2010
BuildingWhat.org

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

Sincerely,
The BuildingWhat? Team

Building what?”
~ Judge Edward Lehner, upon hearing the words “Building 7″ in a NYC courtroom

BuildingWhat? Ad, Round 2: Matching Funds for Donations

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December 29, 2010
BuildingWhat?.org

Dear Friends,

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.

Donate Now!

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:

Donate Now
We wish you the best in the New Year and thank you in advance for helping make
2011 what promises to be a breakthrough year!… Continue reading

Action Item from BuildingWhat.org

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“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
From BuildingWhat.org

Dear Friends,

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.

ACTION ITEM

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