In two speeches to overflow crowds in New York last weekend, notable theologian David Ray Griffin argued that recently revealed evidence seals the case that the Twin Towers and WTC-7 were destroyed by controlled demolition with explosives. Despite the many enduring mysteries of the 9/11 attacks, Dr. Griffin concluded, “It is already possible to know, beyond a reasonable doubt, one very important thing: the destruction of the World Trade Center was an inside job, orchestrated by terrorists within our own government.”
Griffin included excerpts from the firemen’s tapes which were recently released as a result of a prolonged court battle led by victim’s families represented by attorney Norman Siegel and reported in the NY Times. He also included statements by many witnesses. These sources gave ample testimony giving evidence of explosions going off in the buildings. A 12 minute film was shown for the audiences, who saw for themselves the undeniable evidence for controlled demolition.
(Thank you for the latest on this, TJJA!)
I’ve read both Griffin’s books on the subject. He does present good arguments and evidence, at least about the Saudi connections and the way the buildings fell.
At election time, a large percentage of Americans had responded to the administration’s Pavlovian association-repetition of Iraq and 9/11 with the belief that Hussein, not Bin Laden, was behind the attacks. This administration has been cited for outright propaganda by one of their own departments. When someone does something wrong, they get praise, promotions, medals. It’s clear that they don’t have a problem with lying and hiding things from the American people. Has any administration been less forthcoming?
Anyone who cares to pay attention and think for themselves should be able to connect enough dots to have to give up the illusion that these are “good guys.” Just a few examples: the outing of a CIA agent working on terrorism to punish a critic and implicitly threaten other whistleblowers (where is the report of how many died as a result of that action?), stealing from the poor to give to the rich, slash-and-burn environmental policy, alienation from most of the rest of the world, noncompliance with signed treaties, invasion of another country, rewriting of torture policies, replacement of soldiers and interrogators with hired employees, tampering with and overriding and circumventing constitutional civil liberties, large-scale corruption and cronyism, possible tampering with voter machines and proven manipulation of voter rosters, conflicts of interest, enabling the unrestrained raiding by corporate interests, and manipulation of voters on so-called “religious” grounds.
So, for me, it’s not such a stretch. Whether or not our government actually had a hand in it, I have become convinced that most of us are… expendable. What few doubts I had remaining were swept away after Katrina.
I’m not sure that I would go so far as to say – yet – that I believe 911 was a plan that was deliberately supported by our own government, but the situation does look a bit murky. If there wasn’t any straightforward involvement, there seems at least to be a string of uncanny coincidences. At the very least, wouldn’t it be interesting to know whether there were explosives planted in the buildings before the planes hit, or why the Bush administration denied flying the Bin Laden family out of the country, among dozens of other fascinating questions?
I’d like to see this film footage, and some of the information that has been withheld until now.The two books are worth a read. Personally, I found The New Pearl Harbor the more interesting of the two. Kudos to David Ray Griffin, a theologian who sees and will not be silent.