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Controlled Demolition

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

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

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

The Media Response to the Growing Influence of the 9/11 Truth Movement – Part II: A Survey of Attitude Change in 2009-2010

by Elizabeth Woodworth
February 15, 2010
GlobalResearch.ca

Abstract

In the past year, in response to emerging independent science on the 9/11 attacks, nine corporate, seven public, and two independent media outlets aired analytic programs investigating the official account.

Increasingly, the issue is treated as a scientific controversy worthy of debate, rather than as a “conspiracy theory” ignoring science and common sense.

This essay presents these media analyses in the form of 18 case studies.

Eight countries — Britain, Canada, Denmark, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway and Russia — have allowed their publicly-owned broadcasting stations to air the full spectrum of evidence challenging the truth of the official account of 9/11.

This more open approach taken in the international media — I could also have included the Japanese media — might be a sign that worldwide public and corporate media organizations are positioning themselves, and preparing their audiences, for a possible revelation of the truth of the claim that forces within the US government were complicit in the attacks — a revelation that would call into question the publicly given rationale for the military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan.

The evidence now being explored in the international media may pave the way for the US media to take an in-depth look at the implications of what is now known about 9/11, and to re-examine the country’s foreign and domestic policies in the light of this knowledge.

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Question will appear at town meetings

Question will appear at town meetings
By Phillip Bantz
Sentinel Staff
January 30, 2010
KeeneSentinel.com

A group of local politicians, business owners and other residents has banded
together in calling for a new investigation into the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks
on the World Trade Center.

The group is asking voters in towns throughout New Hampshire to petition to
insert articles on town meeting ballots that would instruct the state’s
congressional delegation to pursue a fresh inquiry into the attacks.

So far, the warrant article, dubbed Vote for Answers N.H., will appear on ballots
in Exeter, Nelson, Peterborough, Rindge and Swanzey, according to Gerhard Bedding
of Keene, a spokesman for the initiative.

Supporters of the initiative must gather the signatures of 25 petitioners or
from 2 percent of their town’s registered voters, whichever number is
less, to place the article on the ballot.

Petitions are also being passed around in Chesterfield, Dublin, Hanover, Harrisville,
Hollis, Richmond and Stoddard, according to Bedding.

Local supporters of the initiative include former Keene Mayor Michael E.J.
Blastos, state Reps. Peter H. Allen, D-Harrisville, Charles F. Weed, D-Keene,
Barbara Hull Richardson, D-Richmond, and former state representatives Peter
Espiefs, Betty Hall and Paul Harrington.

Other supporters include John Wyndham, a Peterborough resident who holds a
Ph.D. in physics; Ed Trombly, the owner of U-Save Auto Rental in Keene; Peter
Wells, a retired architect who lives in Peterborough; and Robin Eno, a fire
protection technician in Swanzey.

Blastos likens the final report of the National Commission on Terrorist… Continue reading

The Weird Factor

The panty bomber mystery deepens
by Justin Raimondo
January 11, 2010
Antiwar.com

What I call the Weird Factor, for lack of a better name, seems to have become a permanent feature of our post-9/11 world, a dark and sinister leitmotif that plays in the background. On 9/11, of course, the Factor was on full display as a whole string of unusual events and unexplained phenomena were visited on us. The 9/11 Commission did little to clear these matters up, for the most part because they didn’t address them. Just a few for the record: Bush reading My Pet Goat to schoolchildren after being told of the attacks, the sudden appearance of the “Israeli art students” — and their buddies, the “laughing Israelis” — in the months and weeks leading up to the attacks, and the apparent passivity of US air defenses on that fateful day.

I mean, how is it possible that the terrorists actually hit the Pentagon, the symbolic fortress of America’s alleged military supremacy? After spending untold trillions on “defense” over the years, a sum that never declines in real terms, and driving ourselves into near-bankruptcy on account of it, how in the name of all that’s holy did nineteen men armed with box-cutters manage to drive Don Rumsfeld stumbling into the street, literally running for his life?

The Weird Factor seems to intensify whenever there is some significant event in our ongoing “war on terrorism,” or whatever they’re calling it these days… Continue reading

AE911Truth Debates Explosive Expert: Richard Gage, AIA vs. Ron Craig

January 11, 2010

AE911truth.org blog at 911blogger.com

YOU ARE ENTITLED TO YOUR OWN OPINION, BUT NOT YOUR OWN FACTS.

Richard Gage, AIA, founder of Architects and Engineers for 911 truth, and Ron Craig, explosives and Hollywood special effects expert locked horns in their second live radio debate in two years. The exchange was hosted by Richard Syrett of The Conspiracy Show.

While no data is available yet for listenership numbers, we do know that the show could be heard from Thunderbay Ontario to the Carolinas….from Maine to Minnesota, NYC, Chicago, Washington and all points in between. Also, the program is offered as a podcast, so it will be available on iTunes as a download. It’s the most downloaded show on the radio station — Zoomer Radio from Ontario. The show will also be broadcast on TV – www.theconspiracyshow.com

After brief introductory statements, the debate began right away with two very different views of reality on display. Gage’s comments were based on observations that the three WTC towers did not suffer a natural collapse as a result of plane impacts and fires, but came down due to an engineered explosive destruction. Craig, on the other hand, asserted the belief that the plane strikes delivered three times the kinetic energy that the buildings were designed to withstand, that the construction was faulty, and that there was “no signature of explosions”.

Craig also mentioned that the plane strikes would account for much of the pulverization of the concrete – without additional explanation as… Continue reading

More Censored News

The Hyperrealilty of a Failing Corporate Media System

By Andrew Hobbs and Peter Phillips

Hyperreality is the inability to distinguish between what is real and what is not. Corporate media, Fox in particular, offers news that creates a hyperreality of real world problems and issues. Consumers of corporate television news–especially those whose understandings are framed primarily from that medium alone–are embedded in a state of excited delirium and knowinglessness.

Corporate Media hasn’t acted as a cohesive, protective “fourth estate” in several decades, instead gilding lilies such as the Iraq war, torture and the true extent of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation. Contemporary corporate news is best seen in a post-modern context of hyperreality. The news from US networks is based on the presentations of partially factual stories framed inside socio-emotional story lines that juxtapose “evil” with patriotism and Christian fervor. There are multiple examples of this, but we will examine two distinct cases.

The bias towards hyperreality inherent in modern media is so rampant, consumers only need turn on the TV to be exposed to the spin. Two notorious, controversial modern figures will be examined here to explain what we mean by a hyperreality of knowinglessness. News coverage of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and right-wing radio personality Rush Limbaugh are unique examples, primarily because of their perceived opposing views and their unapparent similarities. But they are similar in that both should have little operable relevance to American policy, at least domestically, as one is an entertainer and the other is the leader of another country.…

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Richard Gage’s Auckland Presentation Silences the Debunkers

December 1, 2009
Clareswinney.wordpress.com

On Monday the 30th of November, Richard Richard Gage, AIAGage of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, gave his third and final presentation in New Zealand on the Hard Evidence Down Under Tour, to an audience of 143 in Auckland, at the Trades Hall in Grey Lynn.

Says Martin Hanson who had also attended Gage’s Wellington presentation of the 21st of November, which had had over 630 attendees, “The Trades Hall was full except for two or three empty seats.”

The event began shortly after 6pm and lasted for 3 hours. A show of hands at the beginning indicated that the audience was comprised largely of people who already knew the official story of 9/11 was a hoax. Only 11 indicated that they believed the WTC buildings were brought down by jet fuel and fires, while 18 indicated they were unsure.

Evan Ward, who was recording the event said: “Richard Gage was very professional. The presentation was down-to-earth and in layman’s language, so the information was accessible to most anybody.” Ward, who has been investigating the evidence of 9/11 for approximately 3 years, said he also had learnt something new.

Brian Reiersen, who was in the audience offers: “The information Gage presented was very hard to argue with. It was very, very good. I couldn’t fault what he had to say and any reasonable person shown this on TV would realise, given the free-fall nature of the collapses, that the Twin Towers and Building 7 of the World… Continue reading

‘Terrorist attacks or controlled demolitions?’ TVNew Zealand’s ‘Close Up’ with Richard Gage, AIA

8:12PM Friday November 27, 2009
Source: Close
Up
, TVNZ

Description:

Close Up speaks to a renowned architect as he claims a destroyed building in
the 9/11 attacks collapsed due to controlled demolitions.

Everyone can remember the collapse of the World Trade Centres in New York in
2001, but not many can accurately recall that not two, but three buildings went
done.

Tower 7, as it was called, collapsed in the afternoon of September 11th, 2001,
but failed to gain notoriety because it was never hit by a plane, yet still
it came down.

Which is exactly what troubles internationally respected architect Richard
Gage, who’s causing a stir in the USA for claiming that the buildings were instead
destroyed by controlled demolitions with explosives.

Video Source: Close Up

– Close Up speaks to a renowned
architect as he claims a destroyed building in the 9/11 attacks collapsed due
to controlled demolitions.

TRANSCRIPT

Provided by Janice Matthews
[11/28 Correction - The Close Up host's name has been corrected. JM]

Close Up’s Mike Hosking:

No one can ever forget those horrific images of 9/11. Remember them? The planes
smashing into those buildings on a sunny New York Day.

And then, of course, the collapse of not just two but three World Trade Buildings.
You remember Tower 7, as it was called? It collapsed in the afternoon of September
11 but it failed to gain notoriety because it was never hit by a… Continue reading

Audio + Images: 9/11 Truth Address By Richard Gage

Richard Gage Presentation on the Truth Behind the 9/11 Investigation

Images, Audio and Story By George McLellan
Scoop.co.nz

On the afternoon of Saturday the 21st in Wellington American architect and internationally acclaimed speaker Richard Gage addressed a captivated audience of around 630 people at Te Papa’s Soundings Theatre. Gage presented evidence calling into question the official version of the events which led to the destruction of the World Trade Center buildings in New York on the 11th of September 2001.

  • Scoop Audio (1 Hour 52 Minutes): 911 Architect for Truth Richard Gage’s address to an audience in Wellington at Te Papa – 21st November 2009.

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Richard Gage of ae911truth.org

Photo of Wellington AudienceWellington Audience

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In a Radio New Zealand Interview with Kim Hill on the morning before the presentation Richard Gage, who was the founding member Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, was dismissed as a ‘ conspiracy theorist ‘.

Architecture of Destruction

 

In the interview Gage spoke of the considerable similarity between the collapse of building seven of the world trade center and the demolition of similar buildings through controlled demolition – and he attempted to explain how and why this evidence calls for a better explanation.

Gage also cited evidence supporting a claim that nano-thermite technology played a part in the… Continue reading

NYC 9/11 Trial Will Shine the Lights on the Roots of Terrorism

By Ray McGovern
November 17, 2009
Consortium News

As Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and the other alleged 9/11 conspirators go to trial, the corporate media’s embargo on the truth about the Bush years will be under great strain.

Media commentary on the upcoming 9/11 trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has raised concern that state secrets may be divulged, including details about how the Bush administration used torture to extract evidence about al-Qaeda.

“I think that we’re going to shine a light on something that a lot of people don’t want to look at” is how American Civil Liberties Union attorney Denney LeBoeuf put it, according to The New York Times on Saturday.

No problem, says Attorney General Eric Holder, who claims to have “great confidence” that other evidence — apart from what may have been gleaned from the 183 times Sheikh Mohammed was waterboarded, for example — will suffice to convict him.

Maybe so, But what the Fawning Corporate Media (or FCM) have so far neglected is the likelihood that the testimony will be so public that they will have to break their studied silence about why Sheikh Mohammed and his associates say they orchestrated the attacks of 9/11.

For reasons that are painfully obvious, the FCM have done their best to ignore or bury the role that Israel’s repression of the Palestinians has played in motivating the 9/11 attacks and other anti-Western terrorism.

It is not like there is no evidence on this key issue. Rather, it appears that the Israel-Palestine connection is pretty much kept off limits for discussion.…

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Richard Gage, AIA, Interview on Sydney’s WSFM Radio

More great news from The Hard Evidence Tour Down Under

Wow!! Finally a proper interview in Sydney! Listen here:

Richard Gage on WSFM

Go to WSFM and vote here on the question of whether “Gage makes sense”
www.wsfm.com.au

Please thank them by e-mail asap…..

Email Jonesy – brendanjones [at] wsfm.com.au
Email Amanda – amanda [at] wsfm.com.au

This is a testament to the work you’re all doing. Thank you all!

Kind regards,

John Bursill

 

Former NASA Director says World Trade Center Towers Felled by Controlled Demolition

On October 21st at the University of San Diego, Mr. Dwain Deets, former Director of NASA Aerospace Projects, gave a multimedia presentation on behalf of nearly one thousand architects and engineers who cite evidence of explosive demolition in all three World Trade Center skyscrapers on 9/11 and are calling for a new, independent investigation into their destruction. These architects and engineers are listed on their website at ae911Truth.org.

Mr. Deets was an engineering executive with NASA Dryden Flight Research Center for more than 37 years and formerly served as Director, Research Engineering Division at Dryden. He received the Presidential Meritorious Rank Award in the federal government’s Senior Executive Service (1988). In 1986, Deets was awarded the Wright Brothers Lectureship in Aeronautics, a distinguished speaking engagement sponsored by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). Resolutely empirical, non-political, and non-finger-pointing, ae911Truth only asks for a new investigation of the towers’ collapse that does justice to the forensic evidence it presents. The concerns presented by Mr. Deets and the conclusions of Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth are shared by hundreds of scientists; senior-level military, intelligence, and government officials; firefighters; pilots and aviation professionals; scholars and university professors; 9/11 survivors and family members; and media professionals around the world.

Mr. Deets will continue giving presentations and is in the writers group for ae911Truth.org.

For more clarifying information see: ae911Truth.org, 911PressForTruth.com, 911Truth.org, 911Research.wtc7.net, stj911.org, and 911Review.com.

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The Hard Evidence Down Under Tour Leads to Conversation with Jan Utzon, Sidney Opera House, Architect

Richard Gage AIA, of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, talks to architect Jan Utzon, son of Joern Utzon, the architect of the Sydney Opera House.

Like 964 other professional architects and engineers, Mr Utzon has signed the AE911truth.org petition demanding of Congress an independent investigation into the collapse of the 3 World Trade Center buildings in New York on September 11, 2001.

Please circulate this video widely.

A big thanks to EVERYONE who helped make this happen.…

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Australian ABC Protest on Remembrance Day with Gage/Rudkowski/Matthews/Cosmos

Hello all,

You may be surprised that after spending many hundreds of dollars in press
releases to media in Australia through the AAP News Wire (the best way to access
journalists) not one mainstream news journalist has contacted us about the “Hard
Evidence Tour”
. You might also be surprised that “our” ABC,
the national government broadcaster, has not yet reported on the discovery of
nanothermite in the dust at the WTC or on the growing numbers of Architects
and Engineers questioning the official version of the 9/11 Attacks represented
by Richard Gage (AIA) and www.AE911Truth.org.
These are just some of the continuing failures of our taxpayer-funded news broadcaster,
the ABC, so it once again must be brought to account by protest!

On Remembrance Day 2009 (11th of the 11th at 11am) this coming Wednesday please
join us at the ABC Studios in Ultimo, Sydney to ask why we have NO VOICE and
why the ABC continue to fail in their fiduciary (of trust) duty to inform the
Australian Public of the news about an alternate view of 9/11 and the clear
“Hard Evidence” of the Controlled Demolition of the three towers on
September 11, 2001!

How can the ABC deny Richard Gage (AIA), who represents nearly 1000 Architects
and Engineers, an interview, especially when he is with Janice Matthews, the
Executive Director of www.911Truth.org
and Luke Rudkowski, www.wearechange.org,
who is one of New York’s most prominent activists and victims’ representatives?
Well, we will endeavour to make it… Continue reading

The Hard Evidence Down Under Tour 2009 – Uncovering the Truth of the 9/11 Attacks

Upcoming Sydney Conference to Demonstrate the Three Building Collapses
on 9/11 Were a Controlled Demolition

Sydney, Australia, September 14, 2009 – Truth Action Australia and 911oz.com will host the international conference The Hard Evidence to critically examine the three building collapses in New York on September 11, 2001. The official explanation of these building collapses 1, 2 and 7 of the World Trade Center Complex have been attributed primarily to fire damage causing a “global collapse” which independent scientific research has found an entirely insufficient explanation. A group of architects and engineers, approaching one thousand members, is demanding a new investigation of these building collapses based on hard physical evidence, witness testimony, video evidence and strict structural analysis using the original blueprints.

The one day event will be comprised of two presentations and an expert panel discussion inviting members of the press and public to ask hard technical questions of the relevant experts. The morning lecture will be from experienced Architect Richard Gage AIA representing Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth presenting 9/11: Blueprint for Truth – The Architecture of Destruction. The afternoon presentation will be from Steven Jones Ph.D., presenting research based on his scientific team’s recent published findings asking What is Nanothermite, a high-tech explosive material, doing in the dust from WTC building collapses on 9/11? A late afternoon panel discussion… Continue reading

Twin Towers, Twin Myths

Engineers and Architects Argue About What Made the World Trade Center Fall

Thursday, September 17, 2009
By Jay Levin and Tom McKenzie
The Santa Barbara Independent
In Print Cover Story

One of the crucial technical disputes in American history, perhaps second only to global warming, is underway. It pits hundreds of government technicians who say the World Trade Center buildings were brought down by airplane impact against hundreds of professional architects and building engineers who insist that the Twin Towers could never have collapsed solely due to the planes and are calling for a new independent investigation. It is a fight that is not going away and is likely to get louder as more building trade professionals sign on to one side or the other.

Better than anyone, David Ray Griffin understands the “enormous importance” of Richard Gage, the Bay Area architect and staunch Republican who founded Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (AE911 Truth).

Griffin, the controversial retired Santa Barbara philosophy professor/theologian (Claremont School of Theology), is regarded as the leading investigative force within what is called the 9/11 Truth movement, with seven 9/11 books to his credit, including his bestseller The New Pearl Harbor. Although sometimes challenged (about accuracy), until Gage appeared, Griffin found his greatest stumbling block in public appearances to be this question: If his analysis was true — that two planes could not have brought down three World Trade Center (WTC) buildings without the aid of pre-planted explosives — why didn’t a single U.S.… Continue reading