– 2006-01-31 23:20:40
The language of the news release below is a bit cautious–but that’s hard to avoid when you’re getting a group of people to agree on a single statement. With effective press relations and a bit of luck they may score media breakthroughs where other 9/11 Truth groups have tried and failed. After all, most of the people are part of the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex, so their statements have the force of Insider Whistleblow Testimony. This analysis stresses Physical Evidence — e.g., “the government’s account violates laws of physics and engineering.”
Something similar to this could have been put together three or four years ago. That it wasn’t is mainly the fault of most of the 9/11 researchers, who chose to bicker among themselves rather than put together a group like this based on the most persuasive generally-agreed-upon evidence among them.
— Keith Lampe, Ro-Non-So-Te, Ponderosa Pine
Scholars Repudiate Official Version of 9/11
PR Web Direct)
(January 27, 2006) — An influential group of prominent experts and scholars have joined together alleging that senior government officials have covered up crucial facts about what really happened on 9/11. The members of this new non-partisan association, “Scholars for 9/11 Truth” (S9/11T), are convinced their research proves the current administration has been dishonest with the nation about events in New York and Washington, DC.
These experts contend that books and articles by members and associates have established that the World Trade Center was almost certainly brought down by controlled demolitions and that the available relevant evidence casts grave doubt on the official story about the attack on the Pentagon. They believe that the government not only permitted 9/11 to occur but may even have orchestrated these events to facilitate its political agenda.
The society includes US and international faculty and students of history, science, military affairs, psychology, and even philosophy. According to its spokesmen, S9/11T represents a concerted effort to uphold the standards of truth and justice and to strengthen democracy in this nation, which has taken a terrible hit in the aftermath of 9/11, when “everything changed.” Its function is to bring scientific rigor to the study of 9/11 phenomena.
The members of this group are dedicated to exposing falsehoods and to revealing truths behind 9/11, “letting the chips fall where they may.” The evidence has become sufficiently strong that they are speaking out. They are actively devoting themselves to reporting the results of their research to the public by means of lectures, articles, and other venues.
The society includes numerous notable professors and scholars, including:
• Morgan Reynolds, Texas A & M Professor Emeritus of Economics, former Chief Economist for the Department of Labor for President George W. Bush, and former Director of the Criminal Justice Center at the National Center for Policy Analysis
• Steven E. Jones, Professor of Physics, Brigham Young University, co-chair of S9/11T and the creator of its home page and its forum
• Robert M. Bowman, former Director of the U.S. “Star Wars” Space Defense Program in both Republican and Democratic administrations, a former senior Air Force Colonel with 101 combat missions, who is also a Catholic Archbishop
• Lloyd DeMause, Director of The Institute for Psychohistory, President of the International Psychohistorical Association and Editor of The Journal of Psychohistory
• James H. Fetzer, Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, author or editor of more than 20 books and co-chair of S9/11T
• Daniele Ganser, Senior Researcher at the Center for Security Studies of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology
• Andreas Von Buelow, former assistant German defense minister, director of the German Secret Service, minister for research and technology, and member of Parliament for 25 years
The society, founded by Professors Fetzer and Jones, who serve as its co-chairs, is approaching 50 members to date. Fetzer, a philosopher of science, observed that the government’s “official account” is not even physically possible, because it violates laws of nature. “What we have been told is fine,” he said, “if you are willing to believe impossible things. Serious scholars don’t believe in tooth fairies.”
Beyond encouraging its members to vigorously express their concerns on this score through lectures, conferences, symposia, articles, and books as well as other access routes that publicize their findings, the society’s initial activities, which are expected to increase in frequency and intensity, include the following projects and endeavors:
• Professor Jones is refining his influential analysis of the physics of the collapse of buildings at the World Trade Center.
• Professor Fetzer is editing a collection of new studies about 9/11 that will include contributions from the members of S9/11T.
• A major conference is being planned for this fall to further inform the American public about the group’s most recent findings.
• Studies by the society’s founders and by prominent theologian David Ray Griffin, who has taken a leading role in exposing false claims about 9/11, are accessible from the association’s home page, www.ScholarsFor911Truth.org. Information for those who may want to join S9/11T can also be found there.
James H. Fetzer, Ph.D. S9/11T Co-Chair, (218) 726-7269 (office) . www.d.umn.edu/~jfetzer/
• Resource Questions:
Eric Hufschmid, S9/11T Associate, (805) 968-5351. PainfulQuestions [at aol.com