Friday, June 23, 2006

Griffin takes aim at official 9/11 conspiracy theory

It wasn't until a colleague sent Dr. David Ray Griffin an e-mail with Paul Thompson's timeline—an exact, minute-by-minute accounting of the events of Sept. 11 based entirely on mainstream media accounts—that he changed his mind. "The most glaring anomaly," Griffin now says, "was that none of the hijacked planes were intercepted, even though all of them would have been, had standard procedure been followed."

According to Gen. Ralph Eberhart, head of North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), from the time the FAA senses something is wrong, it takes about a minute to contact NORAD, after which NORAD, Eberhart says, can scramble fighter jets "within a matter of minutes to anywhere in the United States." So what happened on that morning?

Pentagon C-ring exit hole mystery

"The C-ring exit hole is significant," writes Michael Meyer, "because it is not consistent with building damage from a Boeing 757 impact.  The C-Ring exit hole carries a unique signature, which can only be explained by something other than a 757 impact.  No explanation is offered for this hole in the Pentagon Building Performance Report  or the official 9-11 Commission Report."

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Group meets Malaysian PM to reopen investigation

Jimmy Walter, journalist Michael Collins Piper, political editor of Islam Channel (UK) Yvonne Ridley, and William Rodriguez, the "last man to run out of the WTC before it collapsed", met with former Malaysian prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad for help in setting up an "international commission to reopen the investigation."

The Reopen 911 organisation is offering US$1 million to anyone who can prove that explosives were not used to destroy the World Trade Center on 9/11.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Pentagon: Impossible flight

The Impossibility of Flying Heavy Aircraft Without Training, by Joel Harel at, provides facts and arguments which appear to discredit the allegation that American Airlines Flight 77 - a Boeing 757 - crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001.

Among the points he makes is that "for the aircraft to impact the ground floor of the Pentagon, Hanjour would have needed to have flown in with the engines buried in the Pentagon lawn." Available photos do not indicate such damage to the Pentagon lawn.

Thursday, June 08, 2006

FBI: Bin Laden not wanted for 9-11?

The FBI's "Most Wanted Terrorists" web page does not state that Bin Laden is wanted for the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

It states: "Usama Bin Laden is wanted in connection with the August 7, 1998, bombings of the United States Embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya. These attacks killed over 200 people. In addition, Bin Laden is a suspect in other terrorist attacks throughout the world."

When asked why there is no mention of 9/11 on the FBI's web page, Rex Tomb of the FBI's public affairs unit is reported to have said, "The reason why 9/11 is not mentioned on Usama Bin Laden's Most Wanted page is because the FBI has no hard evidence connecting Bin Laden to 9/11."

Bin Laden, in a September 28, 2001 interview with the Pakistani newspaper Ummat, is reported to have said: "I am not involved in the 11 September attacks in the United States."

On September 23, 2001 the BBC reported that four of the hijack "suspects"—Waleed Al Shehri, Abdulaziz Al Omari, Saeed Alghamdi, and possibly Khalid Al Midhar—were alive, and that FBI Director Robert Mueller acknowledged "that the identity of several of the suicide hijackers is in doubt."

The evidence promised by Secretary of State Colin Powell in September 2001 has yet to be made available to the public.