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Appeal to NIST pursuant to Request for Correction published in the Journal of 9/11 Studies

In April, the team of presented a Request for Correction to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), a lab under the Department of Commerce. This request was published in the June issue of the Journal of 9/11 Studies. The authors were James Gourley, Bob McIlvaine, Bill Doyle, Steven Jones, Kevin Ryan, Richard Gage, Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice

In their reply dated September 27, 2007, NIST states: “we are unable to provide a full explanation of the total collapse.”
And they expect the requesters to be satisfied with this response?!?
Remember, NIST is making these statements to men who lost family members in the Towers destruction… Bob McIlvaine and Bill Doyle, as well as to serious researchers Jones, Ryan, Gourley, Gage and the Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice.

Further from the NIST response letter: “NIST has stated that it found no corroborating evidence to suggest that explosives were used to bring down the buildings.” The next sentence admits: “NIST did not conduct tests for explosive residue…”

New in the Journal of 9/11 Studies: "Islam and the 9/11 Wars: Steven Jones Interviews Kevin Barrett"

I will be interested in how people react to this article. I wanted to learn more about the many framed-victims (it must be said) of the "9/11 Official Story," and so I asked a Muslim. Thanks to Dr. Kevin Barrett, the article has significant informative content and hope you will read it here:
The Appendix contains Kevin's account of his run-in with airport security operatives -- and his great sense of humor shines through...

"How many Iraqis have fled their country due to the 9/11 wars?
According to the BBC, more than two million Iraqis have fled their country due to the US invasion and occupation."

"Approximately what proportion of Muslims question the US-official 9/11 story?

Prof. Peter Dale Scott publishes: ""9/11, JFK, and War: Recurring Patterns in America’s Deep Events."

Professor Peter Dale Scott adds another well-researched paper to the Journal of 9/11 Studies: "9/11, JFK, and War: Recurring Patterns in America’s Deep Events."
One peer-reviewer writes: "It is an amazing paper."
Another: " It should be a fine addition to the high standards seen in all the articles published to date.
You are to be congratulated."

Prof. Scott writes: "If history is what is recorded, then deep history is the sum of events which tend to be officially obscured or even suppressed in traditional books and media. Important recent deep events include the political assassinations of the 1960s, Watergate, Iran-Contra, and now 9/11. All these deep events have involved what I call the deep state, that part of the state which is not publicly accountable, and pursues its goals by means which will not be approved by a public examination. The CIA (with its on-going relationships to drug-traffickers) is an obvious aspect of the deep state, but not the only one, perhaps not even the dirtiest."

9/11 – A Letter to a Die-Hard Supporter of the Official Explanation

Dr. Frank Legge (PhD in Chemistry) writes a letter to an educated friend who is a "Die-Hard Supporter of the Official Explanation," presenting straightforward arguments regarding the collapse of WTC 7. This marks Letter #50 in the Journal of 9/11 Studies. He begins:

"Dear friend, let's not talk about the details of our previous discussions. Instead let's start from the beginning and consider emotions, and move from there to a brief summary of the case. You already have the observations, calculations and conclusions in the papers in front of you, from the Journal of 9/11 Studies. These will not be repeated, but the essential thread of the argument relating to WTC 7 will be carefully spelled out as an example of how the case for explosives may be made.

On 9/11: Is the Struggle for Truth Worth It?

An excellent opinion piece appeared yesterday in the Arizona Daily Sun. Tom Gorman asks thought-provoking questions, places the 9/11-truth movement in perspective -- and reminds us to keep sending Letters to local newspapers!

On 9/11 attacks: Is the struggle for truth worth it?

Sunday, October 28, 2007

A recent poll cited on the MSNBC Tucker Carlson show indicated the one third of Americans believe the government was somehow complicit in the 9/11 attacks. The 9/11 Truth activists are becoming more visible (HBO Bill Maher show) and stepping up their campaign in confronting candidates such as "9/11" Rudy Giuliani.

As the election year soon descends upon us, I was wondering why some citizens bother to seek truth and justice. In social movements of the past to eliminate slavery or apartheid, or for voting rights or civil rights, the activist vanguard are at first detested and scorned by the ruling minority and the public majority. Also, mass denial of the issues may make progress toward resolving inequalities or corruption a long and winding road with many detours and setbacks.

Update on research showing a sophisticated USAF E-4B over the White House/Pentagon area on 9/11

The Journal of 9/11 Studies has published a brief but important letter: Update on Why Did the World’s Most Advanced Electronics Warfare Plane Circle Over The White House on 9/11? By Mark H. Gaffney

In his Letter, Mark Gaffney notes "CNN has now confirmed the basic facts regarding the USAF E-4B fly over of the White House on 9/11." Furthermore, Mark has updated his detailed paper on this subject, which appears in the July volume of the Journal of 9/11 Studies. His full letter is below.

Mark's research raises compelling questions IMO regarding the presence of this sophisticated USAF electronics jet over the White House/Pentagon area about the time the Pentagon was hit. Of course, the military denies its presence -- but with the clear and substantiated evidence gathered by Gaffney, this denial is tantamount to cover-up. I think this is a very important line of inquiry... one which should be pursued by Congress/other investigations; it would no doubt be important (for example) in an impeachment proceeding.
Reading of Mark's updated paper is also highly recommended, here:

Article on the Military-Industrial-Complex, PNAC, and 9/11 by Andrew Marshall, in the Journal of 9/11 Studies

Andrew Marshall brings a Canadian's perspective to the discussion of the Military-Industrial-Complex, PNAC, and 9/11 in the Journal of 9/11 Studies. Andrew also discusses the North American Union in this context. His paper is based on a talk he gave at the Vancouver, BC, conference in June 2007. (I heard his talk and invited him to present this as a paper to the Journal.) He brings fresh insights as a university student, and he noted to me that he benefited greatly from the peer-review process.

Please note that the editors of the Journal of 9/11 Studies WELCOME articles by university students.
From the paper:

Prof. Peter Dale Scott publishes: "9/11 Commission Deception, Cheney’s Actions on 9/11, and Why He Should Testify Under Oath"

Professor Peter Dale Scott has written an insightful and provocative paper, published today in the Journal of 9/11 Studies. Excerpts from the paper:

"The 9/11 Commission Report is an example of concerted cover-up, partly by omissions, and just as importantly by its cherry-picking of evidence to create impressions that are in fact authoritatively disputed, and in some cases probably not true. There are many examples of cherry-picking and contrived simulations of fact. More importantly, there is a consistent pattern in this: to minimize Cheney’s responsibility for what happened that day."

"In this presentation I have focused on anomalies in the behavior, especially on 9/11, of Richard Cheney. He, and Donald Rumsfeld and others, should testify, under oath, about

1) The June 1 JCS Order requiring highest-level approvals for intercepts of off-course planes,

2) The contested time of Cheney’s arrival in the Presidential bunker,

3) Cheney’s orders with respect to a plane approaching Washington, and did this occur around 9:27 AM (as testified to by Mineta), or 10:15 AM (as per the 9/11 Report)?

Dr. Frank Legge in the Journal of 9/11 Studies: Showing Explosive Demolition without Mathematics

Dr. Frank Legge from Australia continues his diligent efforts to reach the public regarding 9/11 issues with his paper on the collapse of WTC 7 sans math, in an article entitled: "9/11 – Proof of Explosive Demolition without Calculations"

The paper begins:
"There are several reasons why a large proportion of the public is resistant to looking at the scientific evidence that explosives were used in the demolition of three buildings at the World Trade Centre on 9/11. The reason for some is that they do not trust their own calculations, or find calculations tedious, and instead rely on a trusted authority. The purpose of this paper is to provide an argument that explosives were used which does not require any calculation. The hope is that readers will be curious to see how this can be done and will read on and discover, perhaps with some surprise, that they are able to rely on their own judgment. The argument is based on material readily available for all to study, namely videos and photographs. "

Also discusses motivations... Read it here:

Pithy Letter (with humor, too) by Francisco González published in the Journal of 9/11 Studies today

Excellent comments and good-natured humor again enter the Journal of 9/11 Studies with the addition today of a Letter by Francisco González, "Comments on Garcia's Sept. 12, 2007, article in Counterpunch."

Here is a short excerpt to entice you to read this pithy, insightful Letter:

"The last section of his masterpiece has the following title:
"WTC7 Collapse, So What?" and reproduces a letter by a reader, who narrates how she saw a fire raging on one side of the building. Mr. Garcia needs no further proof than a letter from a reader to conclude that a fire on one side of a steel building can cause it to come down in perfect imitation of a perfectly symmetrical demolition at free fall speed. Happens all the time, apparently. Frivolous quibbles on the matter are left for the irrationals to investigate "to their hearts content." He also claims that the fires were fed by fuel tanks in the basements, apparently unaware that most of the fuel was recovered inside intact tanks, as described in the FEMA report. "

Notes on 9/11 Conference in Indiana and DISCOVER magazine article on 9/11 dust

Back from a great, packed-audience conference in Indiana sponsored by Kevin Ryan -- who spoke to the 650 in attendance along with Richard Gage and myself. Feeling rejuvenated... Great to have Richard Gage joining in so vigorously. (See Also joining the effort (with a major article in the Journal of 9/11 Studies) Dr. Cate Jenkins, who emailed me this morning as follows:

Dr. Cate Jenkins: See important 9/7/07 Discover Magazine article at:

Please blog the Discover Magazine article at:

There are viewable and downloadable video
news clips about the Discover Magazine
extravaganza, with Nadler and Pelosi standing
by a large poster of the Discover Magazine article, at:
END quote from Dr. Jenkins' email to Steven Jones.

Quoting briefly from the DISCOVER article:

Exchange between Greg Palast and Steven Jones now a Letter in the Journal of 9/11 Studies; Global 9/11/2007 activities

The exchange between Greg Palast and Steven Jones is now a published Letter in the Journal of 9/11 Studies. I wish to thank all who commented on an earlier version of this letter here on 911blogger (thanks to all for making 911blogger a great resource).

There is an added footnote in the published Letter which may be of interest:

Prof. Michael Keefer of the Univ. of Guelph Replies to Alexander Cockburn (Counterpunch article), in Journal of 911 Studies

Professor Michael Keefer takes on Alexander Cockburn in "Into the Ring with Counterpunch on 9/11:
How Alexander Cockburn, Otherwise So Bright, Blanks Out on 9/11 Evidence."

Michael Keefer is Professor of English at the University of Guelph (Ontario, Canada) and Contributing Editor to the Centre for Research on Globalization. His recent publications include essays on textual critical theory and practice, on electoral fraud in the United States and Haiti, on false-flag terrorism in Iraq, and on U.S. plans for a nuclear attack on Iran. His Letter to the Journal of 9/11 Studies can be read here:

Dr. Frank Legge publishes article in the August volume of the Journal of 9/11 Studies

Dr. Frank Legge has published an excellent article “Conspiracy Theories, Myths, Skepticism, and 9/11: their Impact on Democracy” in the Journal of 9/11 Studies, today. It passed peer review prior to publication.

It begins thus: “Abstract: A discussion of conspiracy theories, myths and skepticism is presented. The importance of skepticism in a society in which myths may be deliberately created by authorities to manipulate the public is stressed. A range of methods of avoiding acceptance of myths, including application of the scientific method, is demonstrated using the events of 9/11. A clear understanding of events, unclouded by myths, is essential for the proper functioning of a democracy.

Key words: conspiracy, myth, skepticism, 9/11, democracy, propaganda, thermite, trans fats, cholesterol, PNAC, NIST, FEMA, EPA, Orwell

Frank Legge
PhD (Chem)

Laurie Manwell publishes "Part II" (overcoming psychological barriers to 9/11 Truth) in the Journal of 9/11 Studies

Following her widely-read paper on overcoming psychological barriers to 9/11 Truth acceptance, Laurie Manwell has “Part II” published in the Journal of 9/11 Studies today.

A reviewer wrote: “It is an excellent -- (and the first real attempt from anybody really) -- effort to address the concerns related to human personality variables, multiple disciplines, logic and the vagaries of persuasion associated with discussing the truth. And not just 9/11 truth but truth globally and the means to search for the truth. Hoping to create many little epiphanies in those with whom we communicate.

"I especially liked your personalization towards the end where you speak about your fears and concerns .... and the children. And the future they face if we do not act. [I worry much about the children. And I worry about other life that shares this planet.]