Patriots Question 911
Posted by Fredsvenn den mai 24, 2008
Many well known and respected:
have expressed significant criticism of the 9/11 Commission Report or have made public statements that contradict the Report. Several even allege government complicity in the terrible acts of 9/11. This website is a collection of their statements. It is not an organization and it should be made clear that none of these individuals are affiliated with this website.
These individuals cannot be simply dismissed as irresponsible believers in some 9/11 conspiracy theory. Their collective voices give credibility to the claim that the 9/11 Commission Report is tragically flawed. Their sincere concern, backed by their professional responsibilities related to building design, construction, and other areas of engineering, demonstrates that criticism of the Commission Report is not inherently irresponsible or illogical, and that, in fact, it can be just the opposite.
General Wesley Clark, U.S. Army (ret) – Former Commanding General of U.S. European Command, which included all American military activities in the 89 countries and territories of Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Additionally, Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), which granted him overall command of NATO military forces in Europe 1997 – 2001. Awarded Bronze Star, Silver Star, and Purple Heart for his service in Viet Nam and numerous subsequent medals and citations. Graduated valedictorian of his class at West Point.
- Video interview ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos 3/5/06: «I think when you look at this country, right now, we need a 2-party system that works. We need Congress to do its job. We need real investigation of some of the abuses of authority that are apparently going on at the Executive branch. … We’ve never finished the investigation of 9/11 and whether the administration actually misused the intelligence information it had. The evidence seems pretty clear to me. I’ve seen that for a long time.»
Richard Gage, AIA, Architect – Member, American Institute of Architects. A practicing Architect for 20 years who has worked on most types of building construction including numerous fire-proofed steel-framed buildings. Founding member of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth.
- Speech at Sonoma State University 4/20/07: «Another 2006 poll by Scripps Howard, Ohio University, which found that a shocking 16% believe that the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers were brought down by explosives. Unfortunately, my research has also concluded that this is true. Tonight I will present to you the very clear evidence that all three World Trade Center high-rise buildings, the Twin Towers and Building 7 were destroyed not by fire as our government has told us, but by controlled demolition with explosives.»
Rob Balsamo – Commercial airline pilot. Co-founder, Pilots for 9/11 Truth. 4,000+ total hours flown.
- Statement to this website 7/23/07: «In May 2006, I was watching Glenn Beck’s show on CNN. The Department of Defense had just released the infamous «5 frames» of stop-action video of the pentagon attack. Beck showed the frames and commented, «You can see a 757 in 10 seconds flat! Either that or a naked Michael Moore heading for the buffet! This should put all those conspiracy theories to rest». While watching it, I’m thinking to myself, «I can’t see any 757.” And I’m asking myself, “Are there still unresolved questions regarding 9/11?» So I started poking around on the Internet trying to find anything I can to back up the government’s story because I didn’t want to believe our government might have had something to do with 9/11. Early on, I came across Operation Northwoods. It blew me away that elements of our government had seriously planned acts of terrorism inside the United States to justify invading Cuba. Consider that 9/11 Commission Chairman Thomas Kean had said, «The greatest failure of 9/11 was lack of imagination», yet just under 40 years prior, elements of our own government imagined perpetrating such an event! In late summer of 2006, I co-founded the group Pilots for 9/11 Truth, to more formally conduct research on the aviation-related aspects of 9/11. In August 2006, Pilots for 9/11 Truth received from the National Transportation and Safety Board (NTSB) a copy of the Flight Data Recorder data of Flight 77, which, according to the official account, hit the Pentagon. We analyzed the data and announced our conclusion on 3/26/07 that «The information provided by the NTSB does not support the 9/11 Commission Report of American Airlines Flight 77 impact with the Pentagon.» Much more information about this can be found in our video documentary and our press release. So now, a year after I began looking into the events of 9/11 and having devoted a lot of time and effort researching those events, I’m frustrated because we haven’t been able to find anything to confirm the government’s story. And what’s worse is that the FBI and NTSB refuse to even discuss with us the many obvious problems we found in the Flight 77 Flight Data Recorder. I continue to work with my colleagues at Pilots for 9/11 Truth, to grow the organization and to continue our research into the aviation-related aspects of 9/11, looking for confirmation of the government’s story.»
- Audio interview by Mike Chambers 2/6/07: «I just recently — quote, unquote — woke up back in May  due to a video that I saw on mainstream media telling me that I could see a 757 in ten seconds flat going across the Pentagon lawn. And from there I did my research and here I am now … with Pilotsfor911Truth.org. When I started my research I said to myself, I am going to do everything in my power to figure out and back up the official story, the government’s story — the government fairy tale, I now call it — so I can have faith and believe in my government. We have gotten to the point where I haven’t been able to find anything to confirm the government’s story. Now, we received the flight data information through the NTSB back in August . … The files that we originally received from the NTSB shows the aircraft too high to have hit the light poles. They can see that on Pilotsfor911Truth.org Full Analysis. And of course in our film Pandora’s Black Box Chapter 2. … The flight data recorder raw file that we have just decoded … it’s still showing too high for the Pentagon. … It shows the radar altimeter at 273 feet. That means 273 feet above the ground. OK? The Pentagon only gets up to 77 feet.»
David Ray Griffin, PhD – Professor Emeritus of Philosophy of Religion and Theology and Co-director of the Center for Process Studies at the Claremont School of Theology. One of the founding thinkers of Process Theology. Recent books include; God, Power, and Evil: A Process Theodicy (2004), Two Great Truths: A New Synthesis of Scientific Naturalism and Christian Faith (2004), Religion and Scientific Naturalism (2000), and Reenchantment without Supernaturalism (2000), Unsnarling the World-Knot: Consciousness, Freedom, and the Mind-Body Problem (1998), Parapsychology, Philosophy, and Spirituality (1997). Editor of the SUNY series in Constructive Postmodern Thought. Author and editor of several books that question the official account of 9/11, including; The New Pearl Harbor (2004), The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions (2004), 9/11 and American Empire (Vol I) – Intellectuals Speak Out (2006), Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11: A Call to Reflection and Action (2006), The American Empire and the Commonwealth of God (2006), Debunking 9/11 Debunking: An Answer to Popular Mechanics and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory (2007), 9/11 Contradictions: An Open Letter to Congress and the Press (2008).
- Video of Speech 9/14/06: «The official story is false. … Now why is the official theory an outrageous conspiracy theory? Because every one of the major elements in it can easily be shown to be false.»
- Essay: «The 9/11 Commission Report tells many lies about particular issues. This point is implied by my critique’s subtitle, ‘Omissions and Distortions.’ … Given these two types of lies, it might be wondered how many lies are contained in The 9/11 Commission Report. I do not know. But, deciding to see how many lies I had discussed in my book, I found that I had identified over 100 of them. Once I had made the list, it occurred to me that others might find this summary helpful. Hence this article.» [List of 115 lies follows.]
William Rodriguez – WTC survivor. An American Building Maintenance employee for twenty years, responsible for inspection and maintenance at the World Trade Center, who held the master key for the stairs. He was the last person to leave the building on September 11 and has been credited with saving many lives. For his efforts, he received the National Hero Award from the Senate of Puerto Rico. Founder, Hispanic Victims Group.
- Article 6/24/05: Regarding an explosion in the sub-basement of the World Trade Center North Tower on 9/11, prior to any airplane impact. «When I heard the sound of the explosion, the floor beneath my feet vibrated, the walls started cracking and it everything started shaking,» said Rodriguez, who was huddled together with at least 14 other people in the office. … [Editor’s note: At this point, Mr. Rodriguez was in sub-basement B1 of the North Tower, approximately 1,100 feet below the airplane’s impact point at floors 93 to 98.] «Seconds after the first massive explosion below in the basement still rattled the floor, I hear another explosion from way above,» said Rodriguez. «Although I was unaware at the time, this was the airplane hitting the tower, it occurred moments after the first explosion.» But before Rodriguez had time to think, co-worker Felipe David stormed into the basement office with severe burns on his face and arms, screaming for help and yelling «explosion! explosion! explosion!» David had been in front of a nearby freight elevator on sub-level 1 about 400 feet from the office when fire burst out of the elevator shaft, causing his injuries. «He was burned terribly,» said Rodriguez. «The skin was hanging off his hands and arms. His injuries couldn’t have come from the airplane above, but only from a massive explosion below. I don’t care what the government says, what scientists say. I saw a man burned terribly from a fire that was caused from an explosion below. «I know there were explosives placed below the trade center. I helped a man to safety who is living proof, living proof the government story is a lie and a cover-up. … «I disagree 100%with the government story,» said Rodriguez. «I met with the 9/11 Commission behind closed doors and they essentially discounted everything I said regarding the use of explosives to bring down the north tower. «And I contacted NIST previously four times without a response. Finally, this week I asked them before they came up with their conclusion that jet fuel brought down the towers, if they ever considered my statements or the statements of any of the other survivors who heard the explosions. They just stared at me with blank faces and didn’t have any answers.»
Editor’s note: Despite hundreds of eyewitness reports of explosions throughout the Twin Towers by doomed victims, survivors, emergency service personnel, reporters, and bystanders, the 9/11 Commission Report contains virtually no mention of them and entirely ignores them in its conclusions. Graeme MacQueen‘s analysis of oral histories of 9/11 taken from 503 FDNY survivors reveals more than 100 FDNY personnel reported explosions in the Twin Towers.
Charlie Sheen – Golden Globe-winning actor who has appeared in more than 50 feature films. His appearances include Red Dawn (1984), Platoon (1986), Wall Street (1987), Young Guns (1988), Major League (1989), The Rookie (1990), Hot Shots! (1991), The Three Musketeers (1993), The Arrival (1996), No Code of Conduct (1998), Rated X (2000), Good Advice (2001), and the television series Spin City and Two and a Half Men. Son of actor, Martin Sheen, and brother of actors: Emilio Estévez, Ramón Luis Estévez, and Renée Estévez.
- Summary of interview The Alex Jones Show 3/20/06: «Speaking to The Alex Jones Show on the GCN Radio Network, the star of current hit comedy show Two and a Half Men and dozens of movies including Platoon and Young Guns, Sheen elaborated on why he had problems believing the government’s version of events. Sheen agreed that the biggest conspiracy theory was put out by the government itself and prefaced his argument by quoting Theodore Roosevelt in stating, «That we are to stand by the President right or wrong is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.» «We’re not the conspiracy theorists on this particular issue,» said Sheen. «It seems to me like 19 amateurs with box cutters taking over four commercial airliners and hitting 75% of their targets, that feels like a conspiracy theory. It raises a lot of questions.» Sheen described the climate of acceptance for serious discussion about 9/11 as being far more fertile than it was a couple of years ago. «It feels like from the people I talk to in and around my circles, it seems like the worm is turning.»
A PERSONAL NOTE ABOUT THIS WEBSITE
I believed the official explanation of 9/11 for four and one-half years. During that time, I remember becoming angry at news stories about people who challenged that explanation. However, in the Spring of 2006, I saw the documentary, Loose Change, on the Internet. Although not an entirely objective documentary, it raised many serious and disturbing questions about the events of 9/11 that I had previously simply accepted without much critical thought.
And so I began a several month period of researching the events of 9/11. I found a great deal of material challenging the 9/11 Commission Report on websites like 911truth.org, physics911.net, Scholars for 9/11 Truth and many others. I attended a lecture by David Ray Griffin. I learned much about what has become known as the 9/11 Truth Movement.
Much of the information and most of the rather limited media coverage about the 9/11 Truth Movement focuses on a handful of college professors, such as: David Ray Griffin, Steven Jones, James Fetzer, Kevin Barrett, William Woodward, and A.K. Dewdney. In August 2006, I began searching for statements about 9/11 by senior U.S. military officers, intelligence services and law enforcement veterans, and government officials. Because of their experience in intelligence gathering, espionage, terrorism, and covert military operations, I felt their opinions about 9/11 would be valuable. I was surprised by the amount of their criticism of the official account of 9/11 that I found scattered around the Internet. I had learned of virtually none of this criticism through newspapers, television, or radio news sources.
I feel this criticism by experienced professionals is extremely important and that it has been seriously under-reported. This website was launched in September 2006 in an effort to provide an easily accessible reference collection of their public statements.
I continued my research and found that many more than just a handful of professors had publicly questioned the official account of 9/11. However most had received negligible media coverage. In January 2007, a new section of the website was launched that featured statements by over 100 professors.
I strongly desire to increase this collection of statements by responsible individuals who question the official account of 9/11. If you are aware of any similar statements made by 9/11 survivors or family members, or senior military officers, intelligence services and law enforcement veterans, government officials, or professors, engineers, architects, or pilots, I would greatly appreciate knowing about them. Please contact me at alan.miller (at) PatriotsQuestion911 (dot) com. Additionally, if you find any errors in this material, please let me know.
I don’t claim to know what really happened on 9/11. I cannot examine the facts of the matter first hand. And I don’t have the experience to know what’s possible and what is unlikely regarding terrorist activities or military operations. For that analysis, I need to rely on experts. I greatly value these individuals’ statements because many of the government employees have spent large portions of their careers studying espionage, terrorism, and military operations throughout the world and personally planned and carried out United States’ military and intelligence activities. I also greatly value the statements by the professors who have devoted their careers to understanding and teaching the truth about a wide variety of subjects.
My objective, at this point, is to have our government launch a new, extremely thorough, independent, and totally impartial re-examination of the terrible acts of 9/11 and the events leading up to them. In my opinion, and in the opinion of the above listed experienced individuals, the current 9/11 Commission Report is seriously inadequate in explaining what really happened.
I also want to acknowledge that none of the information on this website is the result of any original investigation on my part. I have merely researched and compiled public information available on the Internet. I want to thank those in the 9/11 Truth Movement for their efforts over the last five years in conducting a great deal of research and for keeping the Movement alive in the face of both ridicule and indifference.
Demand a New 9/11 Investigation!
9/11 is the most important event in American history since December 7, 1941, when Japanese forces attacked Pearl Harbor. The magnitude of the impact of 9/11 on America and the rest of the world cannot be overstated. The terrible acts of 9/11 and the events leading up to them deserve a thorough, independent and unimpeachable investigation. And if some rogue element within the U.S. government is responsible for the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on 9/11, as several of these individuals allege, it is critical that that be disclosed and forcefully dealt with.
For the sake of those who died on 9/11, their families, the American people, and for the sake of peace in the world, please continue to seek the truth about 9/11. Demand a thorough and impartial reinvestigation of 9/11.
Lastly, I’d like to share with you some pertinent quotes from Teddy Roosevelt and Mark Twain.
«Patriotism means to stand by the country. It does not mean to stand by the president or any other public official save exactly to the degree in which he himself stands by the country. It is patriotic to support him insofar as he efficiently serves the country. It is unpatriotic not to oppose him to the exact extent that by inefficiency or otherwise he fails in his duty to stand by the country.» – Teddy Roosevelt
«To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.» – Teddy Roosevelt
«Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it.» – Mark Twain
«In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.» – Mark Twain
The Journal of 9/11 Studies is a peer-reviewed, open-access, electronic-only journal covering the whole of research related to 9/11/2001. All content is freely available online.
The Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the September 11, 2001 attacks.
The Scholars for 9/11 Truth: «Research proves the current administration has been dishonest about what happened in New York and Washington, D.C. The World Trade Center was almost certainly brought down by controlled demolitions and that the available relevant evidence casts grave doubt on the government’s official story about the attack on the Pentagon.»
The Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth are a non-partisan association of Architects, Engineers, and affiliates, who are dedicated to exposing the falsehoods and to revealing truths about the ‘collapses’ of the WTC high-rises on 9/11/01.
The Pilots for 9/11 Truth is an organization of aviation professionals and pilots throughout the globe that have gathered together for one purpose. We are committed to seeking the truth surrounding the events of the 11th of September 2001.
The Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven have found solid scientific grounds on which to question the interpretation put upon the events of September 11, 2001 by the Office of the President of the United States of America and subsequently propagated by the major media of western nations.
The Norwegian 9/11 Press Conference Group Association Statement: «The Norwegian 911 Press Conference Group was established on a private initiative in January 2007 almost as an emergency solution to what we perceived as a systematic unwillingness by the Norwegian mainstream media to present, discuss and analyze a wealth of indisputable facts that each indicated or proved that the terrorist attack in USA on 11. September 2001 must have been an inside job. With ‘inside job’ we mean that a network of persons from the top echelons of the American Establishment, administration, government and intelligence planned, directed and executed the terrorist act.»
LINKS TO 9/11 RESOURCES
A wealth of information about 9/11 is available on the Internet and in books and videos. I cannot list them all. However, the following links are good places to begin looking for information.
9/11 Truth Movement Sites
9/11 Truth Videos
9/11 Commission Report and Defenders
9/11 Truth Petitions