Sunday, December 30, 2007

VIDEO: 9/11 What Really Happened

Watch Enver Masud's interview on iTV.

During his 3-week, 9/11 lecture tour of South Africa and Malawi, Enver was interviewed on iTV, South Africa, on November 30, 2007. The interview was broadcast via satellite to Sub-Saharan Africa.

Using official documents, photographs, and video clips, Enver debunks the official, conspiracy theory regarding the events of September 11, 2001.

Enver Masud is an engineer, and founder of The Wisdom Fund - a nonprofit corporation established in 1995.

Download the video before it disappears from the Internet, and share it with friends.

Friday, December 28, 2007

Mark Weitzman, Simon Wiesenthal Center, challenged

Richard Gage, architect, has demanded a retraction of "false, defamatory, outrageous and insulting statements" made by Mark Weitzman of the Simon Wiesenthal Center who, in testimony before the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment, referred to AE911Truth.org as an "Incubator of 9/11 Conspiracies and Disinformation".

Gage's letter to Mark Weitzman makes the following points regarding the World Trade Center:
- The destruction occurred with rapid onset, at virtually free-fall speed, and with radial symmetry.
- One hundred eighteen first responders described hearing, seeing and feeling explosions and seeing flashes of light at the onset of destruction.
- The concrete floors were almost completely pulverized into dust and gravel.
- The structural steel framework was largely dismembered into shippable lengths. Much of it was hurled outside the Twin Towers' perimeters, some as far as 500 feet away.
- Tons of molten metal were seen by FDNY and others, and was described as "flowing like lava" for weeks after 9/11, yet its existence was denied by NIST.
- FEMA documented structural steel samples showing evidence of rapid oxidation, sulfidation, intergranular melting, and partial evaporation – features which occur only with temperatures at least 1,000° F. hotter than office or jet fuel fires.
- Proven chemical evidence of thermate, an incendiary material which produces molten iron as its by-product, found on the columns and beams, previously molten metal, and iron-rich micro-spheres in the dust by Dr. Steven Jones (and corroborated by the USGS but never explained).

"These features are characteristic of controlled demolitions, and not office or jet fuel fires", says Gage.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Enver Masud's 9/11 lecture tour of South Africa and Malawi

Enver Masud, founder of The Wisdom Fund, just returned from a 3-week lecture tour of South Africa and Malawi.

Using video clips from CNN, MSNBC, CBS, ABC, NBC, and Fox, plus photographs and official documents, Mr. Masud demonstrated that the major conclusions of "The 9/11 Commission Report"—the official, conspiracy theory—are false.

An iTV interview was broadcast to Sub-Saharan Africa via satellite. A one hour interview was broadcast across South Africa on SAfm—the American embassy declined SAfm's invitation to participate. Articles were published by local newspapers at most venues. The talk is available on the Internet as a slide and film presentation.

The following lists the venues and attendance:

Stanger, Nov 13: Enver Masud gave a talk at Kwa Zulu Natal town hall—about 200 attended.

Durban, Nov 14: Formal dinner of the Islamic Medical Association. Enver Masud gave the 45-minutes, keynote speech—about 600 attended.

Pietermaritzburg, Nov 15: Mixed crowd of about 250 at the beautiful campus of Kwa Zulu Natal University. Those attending included Yusuf Bamji, a member of the provincial parliament, and reporters from the Natal Witness (oldest paper in SA), Mercury, Independent Online, and Publica. Next day Enver was interviewed by Sharon Dell for the Natal Witness.

Durban, Nov 16: Venue changed at last minute to Sufi Hall in order to accommodate a larger than expected crowd. Overflow crowd of 600 to 700.

Port Shepstone, Nov 17: About 600 attended talk at Port Shepstone Islamic School.

Newcastle, Nov 18: About 450 attended talk at Checkers Hall.

Ladysmith, Nov 19: About 500 attended talk at Islamic Educational Centre.

Cape Town, Nov 20: Talk during lunch at Muslim Judicial Council. Interview on Voice of the Cape radio. About 600 attended talk at Town Hall.

Cape Town, Nov 21: Lunch with small group from the Islamic Medical Association. One hour interview on Radio 786. Talk at Dar-ul-Islam—about 480 attended.

Pietersburg, Nov 22: About 350 attended talk at Pietersburg Town Hall. Interview with Channel Islam during drive back next day to Johannesburg.

Johannesburg, Nov 23: Interview on iTV by Imam Sayed. About 750 attended talk at Nur-ul-Islam Centre.

Johannesburg, Nov 24: About 350 attended talk at Dar-ul-Islam Zakiriya. About 350 attended talk at the Institute of Social Sciences. Dinner talk with group of about 50 influential persons videotaped by iTV.

Johannesburg, Nov 26: One hour interview on Channel Islam.

Blantyre (Malawi), Nov 26: About 50 attended talk at Malawi Sun Conference Centre.

Zomba (Malawi), Nov 27: About 50 attended talk at Chancellor College.

Limbe (Malawi), Nov 28: Lunch with small group at Limbe Rotary Club.

Johannesburg, Nov 29. Talk at Roshnee Civic Hall—about 500 attended.

Johannesburg, Nov 30. One hour interview by Ashraf Garda on SAfm (very popular national talk radio). The U.S. embassy was given two weeks to provide a representative for the interview, but did not respond. Talk at Masjid al Takwa, Lenasia. One hour interview on iTV by Shamshad Sayed broadcast to 20 plus countries.

Port Elizabeth, Dec 1: Interview on KQFM in township that was the home of many of South Africa's ruling party. Talk at Masjid Takwa. Brief talk at Assaidaat Foundation dinner—about 500 attended.

Port Elizabeth, Dec 2: Interviewed by Shaanaaz De Jager for The Herald. Brief talk at Masjid Mansour, Eutinhage. Talk at Movement Hall—about 350 attended.

At each venue there were articles and ads, some full page, in local papers, plus posters announcing Enver’s appearance.

For more on 9/11, and articles by Enver Masud, visit The Wisdom Fund.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Enver Masud on 9/11 lecture tour of South Africa

Enver Masud, founder of The Wisdom Fund, leaves today on a 10-city, 2-week lecture tour of South Africa where he will present evidence debunking the official, 9/11 conspiracy theory.

His presentation, "Fatally Flawed: The 9/11 Commission Report," plus the introduction and summary of conclusions are available on the Internet.

To ease into digesting the new, and probably unfamiliar, information on 9/11 summarized in his presentation, Masud recommends starting with his article on the Pentagon attack.

Multiple appearances are scheduled for Masud in Benoni, Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg, Ladysmith, Newcastle, Pietersburg, Pietermaritzburg, Port Shepstone, and Stanger.

In Cape Town, Masud is scheduled to meet with MPs and Ministers. He is also scheduled to be interviewed on prime time TV, and on a popular, national radio show.

"It's time," says Masud, "for truth, justice and peace movements to join with the 9/11 truth movement in debunking the official, 9/11 conspiracy theory. Organizations such as CAIR, ICNA, ISNA, and MPAC have a special obligation since Muslims have borne the brunt of the U.S. war on terror launched in response to 9/11."

Masud's tour was organized by the Research And Information Network (RAIN) in Durban.

Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Sunday, October 28, 2007

CNN's Jamie McIntyre rebuts official account of Pentagon attack

Standing in front of the Pentagon on September 11, 2001, CNN's senior Pentagon correspondent since November 1992, Jamie McIntyre reported: "From my close up inspection there's no evidence of the plane having crashed anywhere near the Pentagon. . . . . The only pieces left that you can see are small enough that you could pick up in your hand. There are no large tail section, wing section, fuselage nothing like that anywhere around which would indicate that the entire plane crashed into the side of the Pentagon."

Fire Chief Ed Plaugher corroborates Jamie McIntyre's report. At a Dept. of Defense News Briefing, presented by Assistant Secretary Victoria Clarke on September 12, 2001 at 10:16 a.m., when asked: "Is there anything left of the aircraft at all?" said: "there are some small pieces of aircraft ... there's no fuselage sections and that sort of thing."

McIntyre's bio at CNN reads: "Six months after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, McIntyre's contacts provided security camera pictures of American Airlines Flight 77 hitting the Pentagon, images aired first on CNN."

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

NIST 'unable to provide a full explanation of the total collapse'

NIST has admitted what was clear from a careful reading of their reports that the simulations they conducted went as far as collapse initiation. They do not explain the total collapse of the World Trade Center towers. The following are quotes from a NIST letter dated September 27, 2007.

B. NIST Computer Simulations: "NIST has used an extensive database of photographic and video evidence to validate the models used to analyze the behavior of the towers up to the point of initiation of collapse."

E. The WTC Steel Temperature: "While NIST did not find evidence that any of the recovered core columns experienced temperatures in excess of 250C, it is not possible to extrapolate from such a small sample size to state that none of the core columns on the fire affected floors reached temperatures in excess of 250C."

F. The Goal of the WTC Report and Its Overall Analysis: "NIST has stated that it did not analyze the collapse of the towers. NIST carried its analysis to the point where the buildings reached global instability. . . . we were unable to provide a full explanation of the total collapse."

A draft report, long delayed, of the 47-story World Trade Center building 7 has yet to be released.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

FBI contradicts reports of phone calls from planes

"[T]wo low-altitude calls from Flight 93 were, according to the FBI report, the only two cell phone calls made from all four flights," writes author David Ray Griffin. Last year, according to Griffin, American Airlines said that their "757s in 2001 had no onboard phones".

Monday, October 08, 2007

95 years before 9/11, Gandhi launched 'truth-force'

On September 11, 1906, Mohandas K. Gandhi, a 37-year old lawyer, rose to address the packed Empire Theatre in Johannesburg, South Africa. This speech was the first salvo in the non-violent movement that would overthrow the British Empire. The movement came to be known as Satyagraha—the force which is born of truth and love or nonviolence.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

FBI refuses to confirm identities of 9/11 aircraft

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has denied a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request #1093127-000 (or #1083127-000) for documentation confirming the recovery and positive identification of debris from the four aircraft identified with September 11, 2001.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Sample letter to Congress for hearings on 9/11

AN OPEN LETTER TO CONCERNED AMERICANS
AND THE 9/11 TRUTH MOVEMENT


From Enver Masud, Founder and CEO, The Wisdom Fund

Many of you have been lobbying for a new 9/11 investigation. Getting that is a long term process, and it may not be any more productive than the investigation that NIST is conducting right now.

Having managed the National Power Grid Study (150 persons organized into 26 multidisciplinary teams—received Award of Excellence) for the U.S. Department of Energy, I know first-hand the pressures within the Executive Branch to subvert the process. Any new investigation will face the same pressures.

But we can do something that has a very good chance of success, and will break the media silence on 9/11. Ask for hearings in the House and Senate on the specific issues below.

Send a letter to your congressman and senators (personalize the sample below) asking them to hold hearings on these issues.


---begin sample letter---

Dear Congressman or Senator:

Over 500 scientists, engineers, professors, and aviation, intelligence, and government personnel now question "The 9/11 Commission Report". Polls show that a substantial number of US citizens, and others worldwide, also have doubts about the report's accuracy.

Like many of these scientists and engineers, I believe that "The 9/11 Commission Report" is fatally flawed -- see http://www.twf.org/Gallery/911talk.html.

To stop the drain on American blood and treasure, restore Americans' trust in government, and to restore America's standing worldwide, it is imperative that we obtain the truth about 9/11. We urge you to hold hearings focussed on the following issues:

1 - World Trade Center: Why did three buildings (47-story Building 7 was not even hit by a plane) collapse symmetrically at near free-fall speed -- about 10 seconds for WTC Buildings 1 and 2; less than 7 seconds for WTC Building 7?

2 - Pentagon: What is the hard evidence that Flight 77 hit the Pentagon (eg. serial numbers matched to serial numbers in aircraft maintenance logs), what explains the “strange absence of airliner debris”, and what caused the exit hole in C Ring?

3 - Flight 93: Why was there "nothing larger than a phone book" at the crash site, and debris from the plane spread over a few miles?

4 - Bin Laden and the hijackers: Why does the FBI's Most Wanted poster for Bin Laden not charge him with 9/11 while British media claim that some of the hijackers are alive, and there are no Arab names on the airlines' 9/11 passenger lists available to the public?

For background and links to sources see http://911sig.blogspot.com/2007/09/ask-three-questions-to-debunk-911. html.

The correct answers to these questions should go a long ways toward unravelling the truth about 9/11.

Signed, Name, Address, Phone


---end sample letter---

Together we can get to the truth about 9/11. Write to your congressman and senators today. You can use the form at http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/.

Download handout for lobbying, contacting media, etc.

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Monday, September 10, 2007

Questions to debunk 'The 9/11 Commission Report'

World Trade Center: Why did three buildings (47-story Building 7 was not even hit by a plane) collapse symmetrically at near free-fall speed — about 10 seconds for WTC Buildings 1 and 2; less than 7 seconds for WTC Building 7?

Pentagon: What is the hard evidence that Flight 77 hit the Pentagon (eg. serial numbers matched to serial numbers in aircraft maintenance logs), what explains the “strange absence of airliner debris”, and what caused the exit hole in C Ring?

Flight 93: Why was there "nothing larger than a phone book" at the crash site, and debris from the plane spread over a few miles?

Bin Laden and the hijackers: Why does the FBI's Most Wanted poster for Bin Laden not charge him with 9/11 while British media claim that some of the hijackers are alive, and there are no Arab names on the airlines' 9/11 passenger lists available to the public?

More at Fatally Flawed: The 9/11 Commission Report by Enver Masud — founder, The Wisdom Fund.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

300,000 Manhattan residents at risk from WTC debris

"Up to 70 percent of first responders are ill as a result of 9/11 contamination. If a similar rate of illness holds true for those who lived and worked near the Twin Towers, the number of seriously ill New Yorkers could climb to 300,000 in the near future."

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Aljazeera's transcript of Bin Laden's message to Americans

Is it Bin Laden in the video, or is it a fake meant to convince skeptics that Bin Laden was responsible for 9/11? A blogger claims the video is a forgery. A viewer notes "that at the times at which the video is frozen is the only time at which this fake talks about current events." A writer asks, "How likely is it that OBL who is a strict adherent of fundamental Islam, would dye his beard and trim it to appear in front of a camera". Has al-Jazeera been "neutered"?

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Challenge to publisher of Skeptic Magazine

The following is the text of an email sent to Michael Shermer who appeared on the Colbert Report today:

Mr. Shermer "The 9/11 Commission Report" is fatally flawed.

Just this week Dr. Lynn Margulis (recipient of the National Medal of Science, America's highest honor for scientific achievement) called the events of September 11, 2001 “this new false-flag operation, which has been used to justify the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as unprecedented assaults on research, education, and civil liberties”.

As a consulting engineer since 1987, I have advised top officials in Albania, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Latvia, Pakistan, Russia, Tanzania, and the United States. I've also worked for the World Bank, USAID, U.S. Department of Energy (where I managed 26 teams to conduct the National Power Grid Study), District of Columbia Public Service Commission, the Iowa Corporation Commission, and for the U.S. private sector.

I've been skeptical of the official version of 9/11 since early 2002. I've summarized my findings in a slide presentation. I have a blog. And this Saturday we're having a "9/11 Teach-In" in Arlington.

I challenge the Skeptics Society to find fault with my conclusions.

Enver Masud
Founder and CEO
The Wisdom Fund
www.twf.org

'9/11 Teach-In' on September 8 in Arlington, VA

The Wisdom Fund—www.twf.org presents "9/11 Teach-In".

WHERE: NRECA Conference Center, 4301 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA
FREE PARKING: Garage under NRECA building—entrance on Taylor Street. Entrance open 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM only—exit by 10:00 PM.
METRORAIL: Get off at Ballston on the Orange Line. Go one block West, and two blocks South to the NRECA building—entrance on Taylor Street. Conference rooms are on the left .
ADMISSION: $10

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007

VIDEO: 'How The Towers Fell'

Richard Gage, AIA, Architect gives a technical analysis of the World Trade Center controlled demolition on September 11, 2001.

Israel and the 9/11 cover-up

Saturday, September 01, 2007

Prominent scientist calls 9/11 'false-flag operation'

A prominent American scientist, Dr. Lynn Margulis, has called the events of September 11, 2001 “this new false-flag operation, which has been used to justify the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as unprecedented assaults on research, education, and civil liberties”.

Dr. Margulis was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in 1983 and served as Chairman of the Academy’s Space Science Board Committee on Planetary Biology and Chemical Evolution.  In 1999, President Bill Clinton presented Dr. Margulis with the National Medal of Science, America's highest honor for scientific achievement.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

History Channel presents '9/11 Conspiracies: Fact or Fiction'

It doesn't take long to figure out whose side the History Channel is on. According to the History Channel "The 9/11 Commission Report" is not a conspiracy theory—the other theories are. Those speaking in support of "The 9/11 Commission Report" are "Experts"—others are not so designated.

Beyond the obvious bias the History Channel makes no effort to explain why Bin Laden is not wanted for 9/11 by the FBI, the lack of Arab names on the passenger lists, why airplane parts at the Pentagon were not matched to their serial numbers, why the government refuses to release photos from Pentagon cameras and the film it confiscated from the Sheraton Hotel and the nearby gas station, the presence of molten metal in the basement of World Trade Center 1 and 2, the lack of any government explanation for the speed with which World Trade Center 1, 2, and 7 collapsed, . . .

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Mainstream journalist questions the 'truth' about 9/11

Robert Fisk, a highly respected journalist on the Middle East, admits he is "increasingly troubled at the inconsistencies in the official narrative of 9/11. It's not just the obvious non sequiturs: where are the aircraft parts (engines, etc) from the attack on the Pentagon? Why have the officials involved in the United 93 flight (which crashed in Pennsylvania) been muzzled? Why did flight 93's debris spread over miles when it was supposed to have crashed in one piece in a field? . . .

"If it is true, for example, that kerosene burns at 820C under optimum conditions, how come the steel beams of the twin towers – whose melting point is supposed to be about 1,480C – would snap through at the same time? (They collapsed in 8.1 and 10 seconds.) What about the third tower – the so-called World Trade Centre Building 7 (or the Salmon Brothers Building) – which collapsed in 6.6 seconds in its own footprint at 5.20pm on 11 September?"

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

NIST Fire Science Division Chief calls for independent review

"James Quintiere, Ph.D., former Chief of the Fire Science Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has called for an independent review of NIST’s investigation into the collapses of the World Trade Center Towers on 9/11" writes Alan Miller in opednews.com.

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Watch for another 9/11-WMD experience

A number of pundits have concluded that the reason the Democrats have not brought a halt to Bush’s follies is that they expect Bush’s unpopular policies to provide them with a landslide victory next year.  

There is a problem with this reasoning. It assumes that Cheney, Rove, and the Republicans are ignorant of these facts or are content for the Republican Party to be destroyed after Bush has his warmonger-police state fling. “After me, the deluge.”

Isn’t it more likely that Cheney and Rove have in mind events that will, once again, rally the people behind President Bush and the Republican Party that is fighting the “war on terror” that the Democrats “want to lose”?

Thursday, July 26, 2007

Bin Laden confession tape product of U.S. sting operation

Maher Osseiran, writing for the Muckraker Report, claims that the Bin Laden confession videotape is "the result of a sting operation run by U.S. intelligence, with the help of Saudi intelligence, and that bin Laden could have been captured on the date he was taped, September 26, 2001, ten days prior to the war in Afghanistan."

Others claim that the person in the tape is not Bin Laden — see "Fatally Flawed: The 9/11 Commission Report", Slide #6.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Pilots, aviation professionals critical of official account

A new Pilots and Aviation Professionals page was launched today.  The new page features more than 30 commercial and military pilots, and more than 20 other aviation professionals, who are critical of the official account of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and the crash of Flight 93 in Pennsylvania.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

VIDEO: '911 and the British Broadcasting Conspiracy'

"911 and the British Broadcasting Conspiracy" is a "documentary by Adrian Connock and David Shayler about the BBC's selective and distorted 911 coverage. With particular reference to the Conspiracy Files programme aired on BBC Two on February 18th 2007."

Compare Pentagon and Brazil plane crash pictures

The difference is remarkable. There's a glaring scarcity of wreckage at the site of the Pentagon crash. The wreckage of the Airbus 320 that crashed into a building in Sao Paulo, Brazil on July 18, 2007 is visible, and recognizable.

Arlington County Fire Chief Ed Plaugher—at a Dept. of Defense News Briefing with Assistant Secretary Victoria Clarke on September 12, 2001—when asked: "Is there anything left of the aircraft at all?" said: "there are some small pieces of aircraft ... there's no fuselage sections and that sort of thing."

It is estimated that the Airbus 320 was moving across the runway at three to four times the normal aircraft landing speed before it crashed.

Monday, July 16, 2007

Engineering firm co-founder seeks new investigation

J. Marx Ayres, former member of the California Seismic Safety Commission and the National Institute of Sciences Building Safety Council, and co-founder of one of the largest building engineering firms in Los Angeles, has signed the "Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth" petition requesting a new investigation of 9/11.

In his statement, Mr. Ayres wrote, “I support the work of Dr. Steven Jones. He has provided a scientific foundation for the collapse of the three World Trade Center (WTC) towers. I read the FEMA September, 2002 report, prepared by the American Society of Civil Engineers, and initially accepted their theory of the collapse of WTC 1 and 2. As more information became available on the web, I was motivated to research the subject in a more rigorous manner. I have carefully studied the Jones 2006 paper, “Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Completely Collapse?” and concluded that it is a rational step-by-step study that meets the accepted standards for scientific building research. His critical reviews of the FEMA, NIST, and 9/11 Commission reports are correct.”

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Request for Correction filed with NIST

A Request for Correction, filed by the Muckraker Report assisted by Attorney Jerry Leaphart, challenges NIST on "numerous issues that are believed to be major obstructions standing in the way of the government issuing an independent, non-biased, truthful report on how WTC7 collapsed on September 11, 2001." NIST has not responded.

NIST "expects to release its draft report for public comment by the end of the year."

Thursday, July 05, 2007

NIST exploring 9/11 "blast events" for WTC-7

"A new eyewitness inside WTC-7 on the morning of 9/11 heard explosions before either of the Twin Towers collapsed. He was summoned to the Office of Emergency Management Operating Center (OEMOC), also known as "Rudy's Bunker," on the 23rd floor of the building. The center had been especially prepared for the Mayor and other officials to gather in case of a terrorist attack or other emergency. Some have wondered why Giuliani did not go to the OEMOC but instead remained some distance from the World Trade Center."

Monday, June 25, 2007

Americans still believe Saddam responsible for 9/11

According to a Newsweek poll: "Even today, more than four years into the war in Iraq, as many as four in 10 Americans (41 percent) still believe Saddam Hussein’s regime was directly involved in financing, planning or carrying out the terrorist attacks on 9/11, even though no evidence has surfaced to support a connection."

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Would the towers collapse the way they did without . . .

If one were to agree with the 9/11 Commission, and/or the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), that the collapse of 1 and 2 World Trade Center was caused solely by aircraft impact and resulting fire, would the towers collapse the way they did?

To obtain an answer we posed this question to Jeff King—a graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology who worked as an electro-mechanical engineer. His response:

"You would have to make worst-case assumptions about the extent of the initial damage, especially to the core, and make the most generous assumptions about the effects of heating to somehow get the initiation of a collapse. And even if you could push the envelope enough to get it to fail, it would still have to start with gradual bending and crumpling type failures. This would be at much less than free-fall speed and would have to involve a lot of bending and twisting, and the initial acceleration would have been much more gradual than was actually observed.

"Even if you can push the assumptions enough to get collapse initiation (which NIST does by relentless tweaking of the parameters in their computer model), it is very difficult to get the collapse to continue to propagate down the tower. This is especially true without that initial acceleration since the first floor to give way won't be hitting the next floor fast enough to plausibly break it loose."

Monday, June 18, 2007

Engineers and architects question 9/11 report

Patriots Question 9/11 has added a new page: 140+ Engineers and Architects Question 9/11. The engineers and architects join:
• 100+ Senior Military, Intelligence Service, Law Enforcement, and Government Officials
• 130+ Professors
• 100+ 9/11 Survivors and Family Members
• 70+ Entertainment and Media Professionals
who question 9/11.

Polls show:
• Only 16 percent of Americans say the government is telling the truth
• 50% of New Yorkers question "The 9/11 Commission Report"
• One in three Americans say the U.S. aided 9/11
• 70 million Americans support a new 9/11 investigation

Why do so many Americans question "The 9/11 Commission Report"? Examine the multimedia presentation "Fatally Flawed: The 9/11 Commission Report."

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Purdue creates 'simulation' of WTC attack

The Purdue "simulation depicts how a plane tore through several stories of the World Trade Center north tower within a half-second and found that the weight of the fuel acted like a flash flood of flaming liquid, knocking out essential structural columns within the building and removing fireproofing insulation from other support structures."

Mete Sozen, Purdue's Kettlehut Distinguished Professor of Structural Engineering, says: "To estimate the serious damage to the World Trade Center core columns, we assembled a detailed numerical model of the impacting aircraft as well as a detailed numerical model of the top 20 stories of the building".

Since the simulation is of the "top 20 stories" for "3/4 seconds real-time", don't look for this model (even if correctly defined) to explain the collapse—about 102 minutes later in roughly 10 seconds—of the 110-story North tower of the World Trade Center.

And don't look for an improved model to explain the collapse any time soon.

Since the Purdue simulation of the "3/4 seconds real-time . . . took about 80 hours using a high-performance computer", a simulation of the 102 real-time minutes from impact to collapse, using Purdue's computers, could take 652,800 hours—((102 x 60 / 0.750) x 80) hours, or about 75 years.

The number of assumptions necessary for such a simulation, and cumulative, computational errors, would render the final result worthless.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Expert reports DU at Pentagon—from a cruise missile

According to Online Journal, Leuren Moret, expert witness at the 2004 Tokyo International Tribunal for War Crimes in Afghanistan, and former Environmental Commissioner of the City of Berkeley, CA, is expected to report finding elevated radiation readings downwind from the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001.

Online Journal writes: "Two days after 9/11, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) confirmed that the crash site rubble was radioactive and that it was probably depleted uranium (DU) contaminating the Pentagon crash site rubble. The entry and exit holes through the Pentagon crash site were the signature of a kinetic energy penetrator, such as a Cruise missile, and the term "punch-out hole" was written by crash site investigators over the exit hole. This is a military term used for kinetic energy penetrators. Major Doug Rokke, former Director of the Gulf War I DU Cleanup Team, reported that an email from the Pentagon 30 minutes after impact confirmed a Cruise missile hit the Pentagon on 9/11."

Leuren Moret is expected to speak at the Vancouver 9/11 Truth Conference on June 22-24, 2007.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Google Video, YouTube remove "911 Mysteries"

About two weeks ago, Google Video and YouTube, removed links to "911 Mysteries"—"considered by millions to be an important and effective commentary on the events of September 11, 2001." Avatar LLC have asked Google and YouTube to restore the links.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Former Denverite says 9/11 work has made him a target

A former Federal Emergency Management Agency videographer accused of killing his wife in Denver is seeking political asylum in Argentina, claiming the U.S. government wants him silenced for what he saw in the smoldering ruins of the Twin Towers after 9/11.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Falwell 'owed over one million dollars' to Florida flight school

Daniel Hopsicker writes: At the same time the Rev. Jerry Falwell was accusing pagans, abortionists, feminists, gays, lesbians, the ACLU and People For the American Way of sharing responsibility for the 9/11 attack the televangelist owed over one million dollars in unpaid loans to the owner of the terror flight school in Florida which trained Mohamed Atta and Marwan Al-Shehhi, the MadCowMorningNews has learned.

"The Rev. Falwell’s second curious association at the Venice Airport," writes Hopsicker, "involves a dummy front company working at terror flight school Huffman Aviation in Venice Florida which moved, amid great controversy, to the Baptist minister’s hometown of Lynchburg VA., where the firm was mysteriously awarded a five-year contract to run a large regional maintenance facility at the airport, beating out a respected and successful local firm with 40 employees and a multi-million dollar balance sheet."

Huffman Aviation is reported to have provided aviation maintenance services for Caribe Air—a CIA proprietary air carrier.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Rosie O'Donnell books 9/11 show

On her blog, in response to a question about having experts appear on the show from both sides of the WTC 7 issue, Rosie responded “the show has been booked.” No word on when the segment will air or which experts will appear on the show.

"Rosie O’Donnell smells a cover-up, and has been using her seat on her morning talk show, 'The View,' to raise questions."

Friday, May 04, 2007

VIDEO: Flight 93 crash site

This rare footage of the Flight 93 crash site shows little or no evidence of a Boeing 757. The widely scattered debris is consistent with theories that the plane was shot down.

Draft report on 7 WTC collapse in 'next couple of months'

Michael E. Newman, NIST Public and Business Affairs, says the draft report on the collapse of 7 World Trade Center should be "available for public comment in the next couple of months."

The 9/11 Commission Report makes no mention of the collapse of this 47-story building.

On April 16, 2007, a major Italian network (Canale 5) aired a show claiming that Building 7 was deliberately taken down with the use of explosives.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

'Loose Change' shown on airline

Virgin Atlantic airline is showing Loose Change—the most viewed 9/11 documentary.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

'Debunking 9/11 Debunking'

David Ray Griffin's new book, "Debunking 9/11 Debunking: An Answer to Popular Mechanics and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory," is now available.

Monday, April 30, 2007

CIA's Tenet sees Arab names on manifests, we don't

Scott Pelley, during his "60 Minutes" interview of former director of the CIA, George Tenet, said: "At the CIA headquarters, as the towers burned and the Pentagon was hit, Tenet got the aircraft passenger manifest; Hazmi and Mihdhar were listed."

Examine the passenger lists released by the Associated Press, and see if you can find Hazmi and Mihdhar, or any other Arab names. To our knowledege these are the only lists made public.

Friday, April 27, 2007

Kevin Barrett to interview 9/11 'hijacker' Waleed Al Shehri

Dr. Kevin Barrett, the University of Wisconsin lecturer—"hounded by Steve Nass and 61 state legislators, and handed a death threat by Bill O’Reilly" was denied a tenure-track position at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater—is heading for Casablanca, Morocco to interview still-living 9/11 "hijacker" Waleed al-Shehri.

Waleed says the 9/11 Commission’s photo and biography are his, and that he’s the guy who trained in Daytona Beach.

Osama Bin Laden's role in 9/11 remains unconfirmed. Rex Tomb, the FBI's Chief of Investigative Publicity, is reported to have said, "the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11."

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

'The laws of physics simply don't allow it'

Richard Gage, founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, said: "First they come up with the "pancake theory", then they changed it to the "column failure theory". We don't believe that either of those theories are supported by the available evidence. . . .

"The only theory that is supported by the evidence is controlled demolition with explosives," Gage says. "You could never get a collapse event of that speed through 80 floors of intact steel structure. The laws of physics simply don't allow it."

Thursday, April 12, 2007

News media challenged at WETA event

Enver Masud, founder of The Wisdom Fund and 911sig, challenged the news media to review the PowerPoint presentation "Fatally Flawed: The 9/11 Commission Report," and investigate the questions it poses.

The opportunity arose at the screening of the new WETA series "America at a Crossroads" held today at George Washington University. The event was hosted by Robert MacNeil. The panelists included former Assistant Secretary of Defense Richard Perle, Michael Isikoff of Newsweek, and Calvin Sims of the New York Times.

Mr. Masud stated that the collapse of Building 7 of the World Trade Center is not even mentioned in "The 9/11 Commission Report." The fact that it collapsed in less than seven seconds, and that we still don't have an official explanation for its collapse has not been investigated by major news media.

Mr. Masud also taped a two minute video comment on 9/11 for the "America at a Crossroads" website. To view it go to the video diaries, go to the map, and click on New Delhi, India.

Mr. Masud was the keynote speaker on October 13, 2001, at the 27th Annual Sir Syed Day commemoration hosted by the Aligarh Alumni Association, USA. His talk was titled: "America at the Crossroads: Might v.Right, Confrontation v. Dialogue".

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Dan Rather: 'building was deliberately destroyed'

Dan Rather, at the time anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News, while showing a videotape of the collapse of Building 7, said: "For the third time today, it's reminiscent of those pictures we've all seen too much on television before - a building was deliberately destroyed."

Others report explosions, and being told that the building was going to come down.

Like Diane Sawyer, Dan Rather walked away from the big story.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Rosie O'Donnell delves into 9/11

Rosie O'Donnell who co-hosts The View, an ABC day time series, has begun delving into 9/11.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Diane Sawyer walked away from her biggest story on 9/11

Diane Sawyer walked away from what may have been her biggest story on September 11, 2001—arguably the biggest story of her career.

Diane Sawyer was on network television interviewing an eyewitness to the collapse of 7 World Trade Center. The eyewitness is seen telling Diane on ABC News Live Coverage: "At Building 7 there was no fire there whatsoever, but there was one truck putting water on the building, but it collapsed completely."

At 5:20 PM, 47-story Building 7 of the World Trade Center collapsed in less than seven seconds. The news media buried the story. The 9/11 Commission buried the story. To this day we have no official explanation of the collapse of the 47-story 7 World Trade Center—"a draft report will be released by early 2007" according to the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Diane Sawyer is an award-winning investigative journalist, and it is reported that she "will take over for Charlie Gibson as anchor of ABC's World News after the 2008 presidential election."

Friday, March 23, 2007

ANNOUNCEMENT: 9/11 Speaker

ENVER MASUD, founder of The Wisdom Fund, is available to make a slide and film presentation on fatal flaws in the official, September 11, 2001 conspiracy theory—"The 9/11 Commission Report."

Mr. Masud, an engineer, has worked for the World Bank, USAID, U.S. Department of Energy, District of Columbia Public Service Commission, the Iowa Corporation Commission, and for the U.S. private sector.

He is the author of "The War on Islam" (135,000+ copies in circulation, 4th edition with publisher), and contributing author of "9/11 and American Empire: Christians, Jews, and Muslims Speak Out" and "Islam: Opposing Viewpoints."

In 1995, Mr. Masud wrote the "The Truth About Islam" which was published in newspapers and magazines, and thousands of copies have been downloaded from The Wisdom Fund at http://www.twf.org. This 600-word message been called "the best, short introduction to Islam."

He is the recipient of the 2003 Award of Excellence from the American Federation of Muslims of Indian Origin, and also the recipient of the 2002 Gold Award from the Human Rights Foundation, based in South Africa, where he gave 20 talks in 9 days to audiences ranging from 400 to over 1000. In the U.S. he has been on television, radio, given talks and keynote speeches—a total of more than 75 appearances.

As a consulting engineer since 1987, Mr. Masud has had many opportunities to make presentations to top officials in Albania, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Indonesia, Latvia, Pakistan, Russia, Tanzania, and the United States.

Mr. Masud has been writing about the clash between the U.S. and the Muslim world since 1991, and about 9/11 since April 2002. He has a 9/11 blog at http://911sig.blogspot.com, and recently gave presentations on 9/11 in the U.S. and in India.

His presentation on 9/11 condenses the major flaws in the official version of 9/11 to a few slides, source documents, and films. The presentation may be delivered in as little as 30 minutes, or in a more intensive, day-long session depending on the audience and their interests.

Within a 50-mile radius of Washington, DC, there is no charge for the presentation. For other locations—domestic or international— we will make arrangements depending on the sponsor and their situation, but no fee is expected.

Details of Mr. Masud's qualifications are available at http://www.twf.org/bio/EMasud.html. The Wisdom Fund is a nonprofit, tax-exempt corporation registered since 1995 in the Commonwealth of Virginia, USA.

To schedule a presentation, write to staff@twf.org, with "9/11 Speaker" in subject line.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

VIDEO: 9/11 hero William Rodriguez speaks out

William Rodriguez, janitor at the World Trade Center, was the last man out, honored by President Bush, and is reported to have been offered millions to keep his mouth shut. He turned it all down to speak out on what he saw and heard on 9/11. He has been covered by mainstream news media around the world, but shunned by mainstream U.S. news media.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

'Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, Marc Grossman, and Dennis Hastert will go to prison' if Sibel Edmonds testifies

Sibel Edmonds, who has been gagged by the U.S. government, is alleged to have said, "Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, Marc Grossman, and Dennis Hastert will go to prison for a long time" if she is permitted to testify.

Former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft argued that "the very subject of her lawsuit was a state secret. To air her claims in front of federal judges would jeopardize national security."

Sibel's supporters are "asking people to call [Rep] Henry Waxman's office (202-225-3976, Capitol switchboard 800-828-0498) to demand public hearings into the case of former FBI translator and whistleblower, Sibel Edmonds."

More about Sibel's case against the U.S. government in Vanity Fair.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Khalid Sheik Mohammed: 9-11 mastermind?

"I'll Believe It When We See Some Evidence" wrote Robert Fisk (The Independent March 3, 2003) regarding the capture of the alleged 9-11 "mastermind" Khalid Sheik Mohammed. A transcript of KSM's alleged confession, taken in secret and without cross-examination, is inconclusive.

Katharine Schrader of the Associated Press writes: "Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's claims that he was responsible for dozens of successful, foiled and imagined attacks in the past 15 years relies on a loose definition of the word 'responsible.' . . . They view the claims as at least in part a rallying cry to bolster his image and that of al-Qaida in the only venue Mohammed has left: a military courtroom from which the public is barred. . . . One official cautioned that many of Mohammed's claims during interrogation were 'white noise' - designed to send the U.S. on wild goose chases or to get him through the day's interrogation session.

"Mohammed said his statement was not made under duress. But Mohammed and human rights advocates have alleged that he was tortured, and legal experts say that could taint all his statements."

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Morons and magic: a reply to George Monbiot

"Morons and magic" is Prof. Griffin's reply to an article in the Guardian by George Monbiot. Prof. Griffin's book "Debunking 9/11 Debunking: An Answer to Popular Mechanics and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory" is expected in April.

Also worth reading is an article by Bill Christison who writes: "After spending the better part of the last five years treating these theories with utmost skepticism, I have devoted serious time to actually studying them in recent months, and have also carefully watched several videos that are available on the subject. I have come to believe that significant parts of the 9/11 theories are true, and that therefore significant parts of the 'official story' put out by the U.S. government and the 9/11 Commission are false."

National magazine prints David Ray Griffin's article

In a rare display of courage by major U.S. news media, Rabbi Lerner, editor of TIKKUN magazine, has printed author David Ray Giffin's 12000 word article "The American Empire and 9/11" in the March/April 2007 issue.

According to Prof. Griffin the evidence—which he presents in this article and in several books—"leads to the conclusion that 9/11 was a false-flag operation orchestrated by the Bush administration for primarily imperial reasons."

Prof. Griffin adds: "If this conclusion is correct, then exposing the falsity of the official account of 9/11 should be high on the agenda of all people committed to reversing the present policies of the U.S. government, for at least four reasons.

"First, 9/11 has provided the pretext for at least most of the malevolent and destructive policies carried out by the Bush-Cheney administration since that day. . . .

"Second, the truth about 9/11 is one truth that the American people would not tolerate. . . . American people simply would not allow an administration to stay in power after learning that it had orchestrated the attacks of 9/11.

"Third, the orchestration of the attacks of 9/11 goes far beyond any previous instance of 'high crimes and misdemeanors' that have previously been cited as cause for impeachment. . . .

"Finally, to reverse the policies of the Bush-Cheney administration will require more than simply removing this administration from office—something that could be legitimately done for any number of reasons. The attacks of 9/11 were orchestrated to further the project of creating an American empire of truly global scope and, as we saw earlier, this has been a long and bipartisan project. Differences have involved strategy, emphasis, and demeanor more than the goal itself. The replacement of the Bush-Cheney administration by a Democratic administration for some reason other than 9/11 would probably simply result in a reversion to the subtler, more sophisticated, and hence more effective form of imperialism that the United States previously exercised."

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

What did Israel know in advance of 9/11 attacks?

Christopher Ketcham, a freelance journalist who has written for Harper's and Salon, writes in a 7000 word article in CounterPunch: "The questions [regarding the Israeli 'moving company workers' celebrating the 9/11 attack on the New Jersey waterfront, and 'more than 120 young Israeli citizens, posing as art students'] are disturbing enough to warrant a Congressional investigation. . . . Yet none of this information found its way into Congress's joint committee report on the attacks, and it was not even tangentially referenced in the nearly 600 pages of the 9/11 Commission's final report."

Ketcham adds: "What is perhaps most damning is that the Israelis' celebration on the New Jersey waterfront occurred in the first sixteen minutes after the initial crash, when no one was aware this was a terrorist attack."

A former CIA counterterrorism officer told Ketcham: "There was no question but that [the order to close down the investigation] came from the White House. It was immediately assumed at CIA headquarters that this basically was going to be a cover-up so that the Israelis would not be implicated in any way in 9/11. Bear in mind that this was a political issue, not a law enforcement or intelligence issue. If somebody says we don't want the Israelis implicated in this - we know that they've been spying the hell out of us, we know that they possibly had information in advance of the attacks, but this would be a political nightmare to deal with."

According to Ketcham the media and U.S. government have been silenced by "the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA), which operated in tandem with the two most highly visible powerhouse Israel lobbyists, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) and the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)."

"It's plausible that the intelligence prompting the shutdown of the [Islamic] Holy Land Foundation came from 'art student' spies in the Richardson area", writes Ketcham.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Official 9/11 report team refuses to debate critics

"The Muckraker Report canceled its effort to hold a National 9/11 Debate. . . . After hundreds of letters, e-mails, and phone calls, not one of the 9/11 Commissioners or the government scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology" agreed to participate in the debate scheduled for March 10 in Charleston, South Carolina.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

BBC reported WTC 7 collapse before it happened

It appears that BBC reported the collapse of 7 World Trade Center about 23 minutes before it collapsed. What was their source? Read the BBC's explanation, and a rebuttal.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Bin Laden expert: 'The tapes are fakes'

Professor Bruce Lawrence, head of Duke University’s Religious Studies Department, has just finished a book of translations of Bin Laden’s speeches. He says the recent tape is a fake and that Bin Laden has been dead for years.

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

An explosion of disbelief

Loose Change "is so popular that up to 100 million viewers have watched what is being dubbed the first internet blockbuster." Also see 9/11 Mysteries, and the slide presentation Fatally Flawed: The 9/11 Commission Report.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

VIDEO: 9/11: Press for Truth

Check your DirecTV or Dish Network listings for this new documentary based on the "Complete 911 Timeline" by Paul Thompson. A trailer is available on Google Video.

VIDEO: The 9/11 Solution

"How was it that these stories - based on no fact, no research and no inquiry - appeared in full blown form so quickly on US news networks and then became part of the core myths of what happened on 9/11?"

Meet Jerome Hauer who just happened to be available for an interview by Dan Rather on 9/11. His story: "No, I, uh, my sense is just the velocity of the plane and the fact that you have a plane filled with fuel hitting that building, uh, that burned, uh, the velocity of that plane, uh, certainly, uh, uh, had an impact on the structure itself, and then the fact that it burned and you had that intense heat, uh, probably weakened the structure as well, uh, and I think it, uh, was, uh, simply the, uh, the planes hitting the buildings, and, and causing the collapse."

It is reported that Jerome Hauer was Managing Director of Kroll Associates, a well-established security firm serving clients in the military and the US government, and on 9/11 Kroll was in charge of security for the World Trade Center complex.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Cheering movers and art student spies

"A new article in the newsletter Counterpunch examines unresolved questions over whether Israeli agents were tracking the 9/11 hijackers before September 11th. ABC’s 20/20, The Forward, and Salon.com have all covered the story. But where’s the follow up?", asks Democracy Now!

On the day of the attack on America, the Washington Times quoted a paper by the Army School of Advanced Military Studies which said that the MOSSAD, the Israeli intelligence service, "Has capability to target U.S. forces and make it look like a Palestinian/Arab act." Dozens of Israelis were reported to have been arrested, but the role played by this "huge Israeli spy ring that may have trailed suspected al Qaeda members in the United States without informing federal authorities" remains unclear, and "it is no longer tenable to dismiss the possibility of an Israeli angle in this story."

Field reports by the Drug Enforcement Administration agents, and other U.S. law enforcement officials, on the alleged Israeli spy ring have been compiled in a 60-page document.

John F. Sugg of the Weekly Planet (Tampa, Florida, April 22, 2002) reported that "DEA agents say that the 60-page document was a draft intended as the base for a 250-page report. The larger report has not been produced because of the volatile nature of suggesting that Israel spies on America's deepest secrets."

Monday, January 22, 2007

NIST: A Boeing 707 travelling at 600 mph 'would result only in local damage which would not cause collapse'

"The buildings have been investigated and found to be safe in an assumed collision with a large jet airliner (Boeing 707 - DC 8) traveling at 600 miles per hour. Analysis indicates that such collision would result only in local damage which would not cause collapse or substantial damage to the building and would not endanger the lives and safety of occupants not in the immediate area of impact."

That's from a February 3, 1964 memo released by the National Institute of Standards and Techonology (NIST), the U.S. government agency responsible for analyzing the collapse of 1 and 2 World Trade Center, and NIST's recent analysis appears to support it.

The memo says: "The structural analysis carried out by the firm of Worthington, Skilling, Helle & Jackson is the most complete and detailed of any ever made for any building structure."

The February 3, 1964 memo is included as Appendix A to "Baseline Structural Performance and Aircraft Impact Damage Analysis of the World Trade Center Towers," NISTNCSTAR1-2, April 26, 2006.

Executive Summary, Table E-8 of the NIST report estimates aircraft impact speeds at 443 mph plus or minus 30 for AA 11 (WTC 1), and 542 mph plus or minus 24 for UAL 175 (WTC 2).

Executive Summary, Finding 18 states that "the tower still had reserve capacity after losing a number of columns and floor segments due to aircraft impact."

"NIST concluded that the WTC towers collapsed because: (1) the impact of the planes severed and damaged support columns, dislodged fireproofing insulation coating the steel floor trusses and steel columns, and widely dispersed jet fuel over multiple floors; and (2) the subsequent unusually large jet-fuel ignited multi-floor fires (which reached temperatures as high as 1,000 degrees Celsius) significantly weakened the floors and columns with dislodged fireproofing to the point where floors sagged and pulled inward on the perimeter columns. This led to the inward bowing of the perimeter columns and failure of the south face of WTC 1 and the east face of WTC 2, initiating the collapse of each of the towers."

NIST expects to release a draft report on the collapse of WTC 7 by "early 2007."