by John-Michael Talboo
November 28, 2008
Debunking the Debunkers
David Ray Griffin talks about Popular Mechanics‘ 9/11 debunking at a 9/11 Truth Conference in Osaka, Japan on November 1, 2008. For more information on the conference, please visit the homepage at: http://2nd911.globalpeace.jp/english. To listen to David Ray Griffin’s full speech, please visit The Corbett Report:
The 2nd International 9/11 Truth Conference came to Japan this week, with sessions in Akita, Kobe, Osaka, Nagoya and Tokyo. The Corbett Report was in
Osaka to report from the event and has obtained audio and video of the keynote speech by David Ray Griffin, as well as interviews with the conference organizer
Source URL: http://911debunkers.blogspot.com/
The nearly 40% of American people who doubt the official account regarding
the September 11, 2001 attacks will be gratified to learn that their misgivings
have become recommended reading by a pillar of the book trade, Publishers
The leading starred review on PW‘s “Web
Pick of the Week” is Dr. David Ray Griffin’s newly released The
New Pearl Harbor Revisited (Interlink/Olive Branch press, 2008).
In its November 24, 2008 online issue, PW writes:
Griffin “addresses many points in exhaustive detail, from the physical
impossibility of the official explanation of the towers’ collapse to
the Commission’s failure to scrutinize the administration to the NIST’s
contradiction of its own scientists to the scads of eyewitness and scientific
testimony in direct opposition to official claims.
“Citing hundreds, if not thousands, of sources, [Griffin’s] detailed
analysis is far from reactionary or delusional, building a case that, though
not conclusive, raises enough valid and disturbing questions to make his call
for a new investigation more convincing than ever.”
Weekly reviews from this trusted and prestigious publisher have guided the
book trade, including booksellers, publishers, librarians, and literary agents,
for 136 years.
Dr. Griffin’s book can be found at good bookstores or purchased at a discounted price from 911Truth.org.
The review is copied below.
Victoria, BC, Canada
Web Pick of the Week
The New Pearl Harbor Revisited: 9/11, the Cover-Up, and the Exposé
David Ray Griffin. Interlink/Olive Branch, $20 (386p) ISBN 9781566567299
Author and professor Griffin (9/11 Contradictions: An Open Letter to Congress and the Press) knows his work is referred to by officials and the media as conspiracy theory, and he has a rebuttal: “the official theory is itself a conspiracy theory.” In this companion volume to 2004’s The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11, Griffin provides corrections, raises new issues and discusses “the two most important official reports about 9/11,” the 9/11 Commission Report and the National Institute of Standards and Technology report on the Twin Towers, both “prepared by people highly responsive to the wishes of the White House” and riddled with “omission and distortion from beginning to end.” Griffin addresses many points in exhaustive detail, from the physical impossibility of the official explanation of the towers’ collapse to the Commission’s failure to scrutinize the administration to the NIST’s contradiction of its own scientists to the scads of eyewitness and scientific testimony in direct opposition to official claims.…Continue reading
David Ray Griffin on 9/11
The Building Revolution by Increasing Community Knowledge (BRICK), student organization
from SPSCC is proud to announce a free presentation by David Ray Griffin at
the Capitol Theater, Dec 3rd at 7pm. His talk entitled “The New Pearl
Harbor Revisited: 9/11, The Cover-up and the Exposé,” will discuss
new evidence that has come to light regarding 9/11 since the 2004 publication
of his now classic book “The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About
the Bush Administration and 9-11.”
David Ray Griffin is a retired professor of philosophy of religion and theology
who taught for more than 30 years at the Claremont School of Theology in California.
He has written over 30 books, many of which deal with the 9/11 attacks and the
implausibility of the Government’s explanation of how they happened. Howard
Zinn had this to say about him “Griffin’s status as a renowned theologian
and his systematic approach to the documented evidence lend this work unique
importance and authority. Although still shunned by the mainstream media, his
book has already encouraged many thousands to debate the case for possible government
complicity and at the very least to demand a full, transparent and truly independent
Last Word Books will have available copies of Griffin’s books and DVDs
for sale and signing.
For more information please contact BRICK at (360)870-7637.
Location: Capitol Theater
206 5th Ave SE
Olympia, WA 98501
November 17, 2008
In the last couple of weeks, two of our well-known speakers have been broadcast on mainstream media. Thanks to both of you for your ongoing persistence!
Richard Gage, who has been presenting AE911Truth.org to Europeans, was on national television in Spain. We received this note from Diana Castillo:
Thanks to Richard Gage’s conference here in Madrid’s Colegio Oficial de Arquitectura, on Nov 7th, this is the first time that 911 truth has been shown on mainstream media here in Spain. The conference was packed and the Colegio, which is the official “Guild” for architects here in Spain, has requested several copies of the video conference. This is the recording of the news item shown at midday on the 8th of November which was seen nation wide, with English subtitles: Google Video.
You can see details of the rest of Gage’s European Tour at AE911Truth.org, here.
David Ray Griffin was interviewed by Jan Mickelson, of WHO-AM radio in Des Moines. Bravo to James Hufferd, Adel, IA 911truth group leader, who facilitated this opportunity. Listen to the podcast here: mickelson.libsyn.com (
© Diana Ralph, Ph.D.Abstract
The 9-11 attacks were the pretext which sold the myth of evil Muslim terrorists imminently threatening Americans. That tale allowed the Cheney-led members of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) to implement their 1990 DPG plan for world control. The “war on terror” has nothing to do with protecting the U.S. and world’s people from “terrorists”, and everything to do with securing the American empire abroad and muzzling democracy and human rights at home. Designed to inspire popular support for U.S. wars of world conquest, it is modeled on Islamophobic stereotypes, policies, and political structures developed by the Israeli Likkud and Bush Sr. since 1979. To defeat this plan, we must overcome our Islamophobic fear of “terrorists” and stand in solidarity with Muslims.
1. Why a 9-11 Pretext?
…the War… Continue reading
By Matt Taibbi and David Ray Griffin
October 6, 2008
A poll of 17 countries that came out September of this year revealed that majorities in only nine of them “believe that al Qaeda was behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the United States.” A Zogby poll from 2006 found that in America, 42% of respondents believed the US government and 9/11 Commission “covered up” the events of 9/11. It’s safe to say that at least tens of millions of Americans don’t believe anything close to the official account offered by the 9/11 Commission, and that much of the outside world remains skeptical.
Over the years, AlterNet has run dozens of stories , mostly critical, of the 9/11 Movement. Matt Taibbi has taken on the 9/11 Truth Movement head on in a series of articles, and most recently in his new book, The Great Derangement .
In April, I asked Taibbi if he would be interested in interviewing David Ray Griffin, a leading member of Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice , Emeritus Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Theology at Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University and author of seven of books on 9/11 , about his recent book, 9/11 Contradictions . After months of back and forths between them and some editorial delays, I’m pleased to share their written exchange — all 24,000 words of it. What we have here are the preeminent writers on both sides of the 9/11 Truth argument; a one-of-a-kind debate.… Continue reading
by Dr. David Ray Griffin
September 19, 2008
According to the official account of 9/11, Wedge 1 of the Pentagon was struck by Flight 77, which was a Boeing 757. If so, there surely would have been debris from the plane to support this claim. But, it appears, there was not. People who inspected Wedge 1 shortly after the attack almost universally reported an absence of the kind of debris that would have been left by the crash of a large airliner. I will give several examples.
F-16 pilot Dean Eckmann, who was asked to fly over the Pentagon and report on the extent of the damage, said that he suspected that the damage had been caused by “a big fuel tanker truck because of the amount of smoke and flames coming up and … there was no airplane wreckage off to the side.”1
I knew it was a crash site before we got there, and I didn’t know what it was going to look like. I couldn’t imagine because the building is like rock solid. I expected to see the airplane, so I guess my initial impression was, “Where’s the plane? How come there’s not a plane?” I would have thought the building would have stopped it and somehow we would have seen something like part of, or half of the plane, or the lower part, or the back of the plane. So it was just a… 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
By Tod Fletcher
September 11, 2008
In THE NEW PEARL HARBOR REVISITED , David Ray Griffin provides a brilliant and much-needed companion to his path-breaking and movement-building book on 9/11, The New Pearl Harbor (NPH; 2004). Now, on the occasion of the seventh anniversary of those horrific events, Griffin surveys in detail all the main lines of evidence against the official account of 9/11 to have emerged during the last four years. THE NEW PEARL HARBOR REVISITED (NPHR) has been designed as volume 2 of a two-volume set with NPH as volume 1; together they provide a thorough and up-to-date case against the official conspiracy theory (they can be bought separately, of course).
Griffin has already published four other books that provide in-depth analysis of most of the evidence to have emerged since 2004. NPHR’s main purpose is to provide an easily accessible survey of all of the new evidence, so that it is now possible for a beginner to the subject (including journalists and members of Congress) to master its enormous complexity simply by reading two books. NPHR is structured identically to NPH; each chapter in NPHR comments and builds on the corresponding chapter in NPH. Much of the content is entirely new; there are many facts and analyses in NPHR which Griffin presents for the first time, and which literally make the book an up-to-the-minute statement of the case.
In the Preface, Griffin explains why he undertook to “update” The New Pearl Harbor . In the Introduction he… Continue reading
by Rob Kall
September 10, 2008
9-10 PM Eastern tonight.
The night before 9-11 I’ll be speaking with David Ray Griffin, one of the foremost
experts on 9-11 truth.
Here’s Dr. Griffin’s latest article on OEN: Was
America Attacked by Muslims on 9/11?
Rob Kall is executive editor and publisher of OpEdNews.com,
President of Futurehealth,
Inc, inventor. He is also published regularly on the Huffingtonpost.com.
He is a frequent Speaker on Politics, Impeachment, The art, science and power
of story, heroes and the hero’s journey, Positive Psychology, Stress, Biofeedback
and a wide range of subjects. He is a campaign consultant specializing in tapping
the power of stories for issue positioning, stump speeches and debates. He recently
retired as organizer of several conferences, including StoryCon, the Summit
Meeting on the Art, Science and Application of Story and The Winter Brain Meeting
on neurofeedback, biofeedback, Optimal Functioning and Positive Psychology.
See more of his articles here and, older ones, here.
To learn more about me and OpEdNews.com, check
out this article.
My radio show, The Rob Kall Show, runs 9-10 PM EST Wednesday evenings, on AM
1360, WNJC and is archived on www.whiterosesociety.org. Or listen to it streaming,
live at either www.wnjc1360.com
Or check the archived interviews at
Yumi Kikuchi’s blog
September 9, 2008
I am happy to announce two 911 Truth events in Japan.
The first event happening here in Japan is being organized by Benjamin Fulford
and will be held on Sep 11, 2008 in Ebisu. The admission fee is 3000 yen and
you need to make a reservation. Links to the details (in Japanese) can be found
The speakers will be Yukihisa Fujita (A member of the Japanese House of Councilors.
His website is only in Japanese), Benjamin Fulford and myself.
If you have any Japanese friends who are interested in knowing what really
happened on Sept. 11th, 2001, please contact them and let them know about this
Date and Time: Sep 11, 2008, 6-9pm
Place: Ebisu Kumin Kaikan
Fee: 3000 yen
Application by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone: 080-3282-3790
The Global Peace Campaign is also organizing its 2nd 911 Truth International
Conference in Tokyo!
The hall we hired for the first 911 Truth Conference was filled to capacity
so we are increasing the size of the hall for this event so we can seat 700!
Please join us and bring your friends. Lets get the truth out to as many people
as we can. Most of the content will be in Japanese but David Ray Griffin’s lecture
will be in English with Japanese translation.
Date and time: Nov 3, 2008. 10am-8pm (It is an all day event)
Place: Miyake-Zaka Hall (Syakai Bunka Kaikan)
Address: Nagatacho 1-8-1 Tel:03-5920-7531
Map:… Continue reading
by Sam Vaknin
An Interview with David Ray Griffin
On September 11, I entertained a couple of house guests, senior journalists from Scandinavia. I remember watching in horror and disbelief the unfolding drama, as the United States was being subjected to multiple deadly attacks on-screen. I turned to the international affairs editor of a major Danish paper and told her “This could not have been done by al-Qaida.” I am an Israeli and, as such, I have a fair “sixth sense” as to the capabilities of terrorists and their potential reach.
Enter David Ray Griffin. I was introduced to him by a mutual acquaintance. He is emeritus professor of philosophy of religion and theology at Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University. He has published over 30 books, including eight about 9/11, the best known of which is “The New Pearl Harbor Revisited: 9/11, the Cover-Up, and the Exposé.”
On the face of it, his credentials with regards to intelligence analysis are hardly relevant, let alone impressive. But, to underestimate him would be a grave error. Being a philosopher, he is highly trained and utterly qualified to assess the credibility of data; the validity and consistency of theories (including conspiracy theories); and the rationality and logic of hypotheses. These qualifications made him arguably the most visible and senior member of what came to be known as the 9/11 Truth Movement.
In our exchange, he proved to be tolerant of dissenting views, open to debate, and invariably possessed of… Continue reading
August 31, 2008
The assertion that 9/11 passengers lists “contained no Arab names” is frequently seen in the 9/11 truth movement.  For example, this article by Enver Masud is headlined, “Why are there no Arab names on the passenger list for the planes used in the September 11, 2001 attack…?”  The 9/11 website 9/11 Hard Facts claims, “[On] officially released passenger lists provided by the airlines to the media, no Arab names appear on any of the four passenger lists.”  In David Ray Griffin’s 9/11: The Myth and the Reality , he repeats the claim that, “[Their] names should be on the flight manifests. But the flight manifests that have been released contain neither the names of the alleged hijackers nor any other Arab names.”  John Leonard, Webster Tarpley and Kevin Barrett’s publisher, repeats the claim that “Scholars [for 9/11 Truth]… report things like ‘there were no Arabs on the passenger lists’”  As well, Michael C. Ruppert, citing Gary North wrote, “Another easy and non-debatable hole is with the passenger lists and the hijackers. Gary North, Ph.D. – a history professor… relied on lists published by CNN… Official reports state that there were only 19 hijackers.…Continue reading
9/11 truth protest expects hundreds of people next Sunday in Brussels
(English, Francais, Nederlands, Deutsch translations follow)
– AUGUST 28TH, 2008
Hundreds of people will join the second edition of the United for Truth European
protest asking an international independent investigation on the September 11th,
2001 attacks, Sunday September 7th, 2008, at the Schuman Rond Point in Brussels
at 2 P.M. Dr. David Ray Griffin (Writer & Professor in Theology – USA),
Mr. Giulietto Chiesa (Italian Euro-parliamentarian) and Mr. Pierre Galand (Former
Belgian Senator) are now endorsing the protest. More information can be found
on the website: www.unitedfortruth.org.
Furthermore, the platform is endorsed by various Non Governmental Organizations
like The Committee for the Abolition of Third World Debt (CATMD), CODIP, ReOpen911
and ATTAC Brussels.
The platform these people and organizations support is: “In solidarity
with the American citizens, we demand an independent investigation of the 9/11
attacks, which were the pretext for too many wars, lies, and a serious decrease
of (y)our civil rights (“anti-terrorist”-acts, secret prisons, “Patriot
act”, etc). We want European troops back home! We want European laws that
guarantee neutrality of the internet and that explicitly forbid tracing/chipping
(RFID) of human beings as well as other electronic threats on our freedom. We
want democratic and public control of financial organizations (IMF, WB, etc)
and the mass media. But most of all we want to get our life back.”
United for Truth made its first public appearance in September 2007. They organized
the first European protest… 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
From publisher SevenStories.com:
Information tends to flow centripetally, from the margins to the center, and not vice versa, in the same way as sensations travel from our finger tips to our brain and central nervous system. Paul Zarembka‘s Hidden History of 9-11, doesn’t subscribe to any one conspiracy theory, but it argues, persuasively, that familiarity with the fault lines of the official story opens a reader to a fundamental and necessary awareness. We may never know the full story of 9-11, in the same way that we may never know the full story of the Kennedy assassinations, but the awareness that we do have following these events provides us at the very least with a healthy skepticism and a willingness to entertain the possibility of there being counter-narratives that cannot be dismissed.
How much insider trading occurred in the days leading up to 9-11? How compromised is the evidence against the hijackers? Why were there no military interceptors? To what extent does the testimony of more than five hundred firefighters differ from the official reports of what happened at the World Trade Center buildings that day? How inseparably connected are Western covert operations to al-Qaeda? How is Islamophobia used to sustain American imperialism? What was the 9-11 Commission?
With contributions from Nafeez Mossaddeq Ahmed, Four Arrows, David Ray Griffin, Jay Kolar, David MacGregor, Diana Ralph, Kevin Ryan, and Bryan Sacks, this path breaking work examines 9-11 and its background, showing how much remains unknown and where further investigation and debate is needed.…Continue reading
August 15, 2008
Kim Hill of New Zealand National Radio interviews David Ray Griffin, one of the foremost exponents of process philosophy and theology, who in recent years has become one of the leading critics of the official account of the attacks of 11 September 2001.
Listen here at Radio Du Jour
Here is the letter signed by Senator John McCain stating that he does not have time to meet with Blair Gadsby (Hungry4Truth.com).
Members of the 9/11 Truth Movement, this is our “Call-to-Action”. It is time for each of us to organize our materials and schedule time with McCain’s Staff. David Ray Griffin, Richard Gage, Steven Jones, Kevin Ryan, Robert Balsamo and many others have been our courageous technical leaders. So many others have been diligently researching historical documents like Paul Thompson, Michael Ruppert, Nafeez Ahmed, Michel Chossudovshy, Jim Marrs, Webster Tarpley and many others. Courageous public officials have challenged the status quo and are calling for a new independent investigation including Senator Karen S. Johnson, Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Mike Gravel, Robert Wexler, Yukihisa Fugita, Cynthia McKinney, Max Cleland and many others. Whistleblowers can now be “set free” to contact John McCain directly. Countless others in the Movement are also encouraged to contact John McCain’s Staff. You all get the point. There are thousands and thousands of us with tangible proof that the 9/11 Commission Report is seriously flawed, that the NIST reports are faulty in theories and the Popular Mechanics explanations are despicably misdirecting.
Blair Gadsby has laid… Continue reading