Southern Oregon Newspaper Coverage

(Thanks Ken, for sending this in.)

Local group pushes 9/11 conspiracy theory

October 24, 2006

Film to be screened at Crater High says someone is lying

By paul fattig
Mail Tribune

Ken Becker is a bright, educated and progressive fellow who normally scoffs at conspiracy theories.

But the Talent resident isn't scoffing at those who believe the truth has yet to be told about the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

Becker, 52, is the founder of "9/11 Truth Now," an independent grassroots group demanding an independent criminal investigation into 9/11.

"I'm open-minded but I'm also skeptical — I'm not a conspiracy theorist," said the married father of two. "I have a family. I have my own business. I'm an Eagle Scout.

"But 9/11 raised so many questions that have never been answered by our government," he added. "I don't know what happened. But I do know we need to find out."

The group is sponsoring the Oregon premiere of "9/11: The Myth and The Reality," a documentary film that will be shown Saturday evening in the performing arts center at Crater High School in Central Point.

Featuring David Ray Griffin, an author and professor emeritus of philosophy, religion and theology at Claremont School of Theology in California, it raises nine points which question the government's explanation of the incident. Following the screening, Ken Jenkins, the film's producer and director, will respond to questions from the audience.

The program begins at 6:30 p.m. The film lasts one hour and 40 minutes.

Tickets are $10 but are offered on a sliding scale based on ability to pay. They are available at the door as well as Bad Ass Coffee in Medford, Listen Here in Grants Pass and Music Coop, SoundPeace and Northwest Nature Shop in Ashland.

During the film, Griffin explains in detail why he doubts the Bush administration's explanations that it was surprised by the attack, and why the hijacked airliners were not intercepted. He also questions how the steel-framed buildings could have imploded the way they did and the "proof" the attacks were carried out by al-Qaeda under the direction of Osama bin Laden.

He also doubts the story of the attack on the Pentagon, and the Bush administration claims that the pilot was an amateur and an al-Qaeda hijacker. Moreover, he doesn't agree with those who believe the nation's political and military leaders would have no motive for orchestrating the attacks.

Film director Ken Jenkins, 59, of San Rafael, Calif., has made several 9/11 films, all of which question the official story of the attack.

"This was not a casual issue to take on," he said in a telephone interview. "At first, we were called nuts, crazy. People said we hated our country.

"It felt early on that we were putting our lives on the line for even taking about it," he added. "These questions are now accepted by an increasing number of people. We're a long ways from total acceptance. But people are having their doubts now (about the official explanation)."

Becker said the local group has about a dozen people in its core with roughly 150 on its e-mail list. He said those who question the official 9/11 explanation can no longer be written off as so many conspiracy kooks.

"Only 16 percent of Americans think the Bush administration is telling the truth about 9/11," Becker said, citing a recent New York Times-CBS poll. "That's huge."

There is also a growing disenchantment with mainstream media's exploration of the issues, he said,

"I've always thought we live in a democracy and that news is news," he said, noting he no longer feels that way.

"There is a whole lot of information our press doesn't cover," he added. "So we are becoming our own media. For-profit journalism has come at the expense of truth."

Becker, who has a bachelor's degree in design and industry and operates his own import business, wonders why there was such a delay in scrambling fighter jets to intercept the airliners, a point that Griffin and others make as well.

"Who was responsible for that?" he asked, then added, "Who gave the order to stand down? Something must have taken place for an event of this magnitude to be ignored."

He wonders why no heads rolled if the military did react unusually slowly to a threat on the Pentagon, which he notes would be one of the most heavily guarded facilities in the world.

"Human beings make mistakes," he said. "I'm a father, a businessman. I'm alive. I make mistakes. Yet nothing happened to those who made mistakes if it happened the way the administration explained. That is a big red flag to me."

Becker, whose birthday is Sept. 11, also agrees with Griffin that there is no proven connection between al-Qaeda and 9/11.

"The 'facts' don't support the evidence," he said of the administration's explanation.

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Reach reporter Paul Fattig at 776-4496 or e-mail him at

"I don't know what happened.

"I don't know what happened. But I do know we need to find out."

that's what EVERY truther should be saying- no jumping to conclusions..

yep, they did good tactics

yep, they did good tactics here. Never allow them to call us "conspiracy theorists" right away, without any justification. Then show them some "ironclad" material, that can't be disputed (unless you're a paid P.M. debunker working around the clock to find new excuses) - and David R. Griffin is of course one of the best for this job.


I've been asking people everywhere for the last two months about 911. Most people feel put off as soon as conspiracy theories are brought up, but as soon as I ask if they would stand in the way of an investigation into the mass murder of 3000 US citizens, not one of the roughly 500 people I've asked has said they would. In fact, most say they'd demand it.


Not one of the 500 has said they would stand in the way of an investigation. And many of these people were strong Iraq war proponents, and a bunch of them were oddball religous types. The public has absolutely nothing to lose with an investigation. Even more reason for an investigation is that it will be too temting for the media companies around the worlld to walk away from probably the most tuned in world event in history. The viewership/ratings for 911 Justice would make the SuperBowl look like a cable access show ratings. These Media whores are like junkies, they will not be able to resist. Plus, once the investigation is on, there will be the real possiblity of some other elite interest group looking to cease power. Ceasar, watch your back. Our true battle will not be getting the investigation, it will be in establishing an independent investigation.

I know building 7 was demolished with explosives

and so were the twin towers. i know the events were filmed by celebrating Mossad agents.

I want to find out more--I KNOW why.


Real Truther a.k.a. Verdadero Verdadero - Harvard Task Force


and we've not yet seen the

and we've not yet seen the video of this Mossad-gang. Why is it not released? it might show the first hit.

well if you released it...

you'd have to admit it happened. and even though these guys have done the talk show circuit in Israel to profess the innocent nature of their mission, apparently Americans don't have the same privilege. but they take our money!


Real Truther a.k.a. Verdadero Verdadero - Harvard Task Force


something like....

"The truth about 9/11 is that we don't know the truth about 9/11, and we should...."

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Charlie Sheen said it best

Charlie Sheen said it best when he said "we owe it to the families of the dead to uncover the truth".

everyone knows Al Gore caused 9/11

I mean duh...

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