Video Book Review: "9/11 Contradictions"


David Ray Griffin provides more food for thought with the release of his 5th single-author book on the events of September the 11th... 9/11 Contradictions. (Purchase a copy from here.)

Soon, we will be seven years away from an event scorched into our collective consciousness, (and collective unconscious), but for those of us who have taken the time to revisit that day in our memories and in various forms of media: audio, video, the written word... it hasn't put seven years of distance between us and 9/11, rather, 9/11 has become a historical event known in intimate detail by students in a global, open-university setting.

The faculty members in this university are at a certain disadvantage. Rather than working in a symbiotic manner with an academic establishment that is generally supportive of the goal of education, the faculty is not allowed access to key information which is necessary to form the curriculum, the faculty has no budget, no tenure, and if you have a general grasp of some 9/11 issues, you can hang a shingle on your door claiming that you are a professor in the university, and the genuine faculty members are stuck with you until your shaky hypothesis is thoroughly shredded by a colleague who just can't take it anymore.

However, some of the faculty members have done quite well in this environment, and if there is a Professor of 9/11 Studies, David Ray Griffin is it. In 9/11 Contradictions, Griffin writes to the Congress and the Press, exposing a fully naked emperor and empire, and leaves no doubt that in the nearly seven intervening years since 9/11, this Professor has been staying current, and at times embodies the avant-garde of 9/11 skepticism.

Contradictions is a well-designed book, the cover has a lean contemporary feel, the content is set in a very readable typeface, with long quotations inset for easy identification, and the prose is that of an established writer with an ability to make factual deconstruction readable and enjoyable. It's obvious that Griffin is engaged with his writing, and applies a considerable amount of thought to the formulation of his arguments.

Griffin acknowledges the help of Matthew Everett of, former research librarian Elizabeth Woodworth, and researcher Tod Fletcher of California, for assistance in making such a clear, readable, and useful book. I feel that I should tip my hat to them, as well.

Contradictions are the theme of the book, and as anyone who has spent an hour or a hundred hours doing research into 9/11 knows, there are plenty of contradictions to choose from.

One of the sections that resonates with implication is that devoted to the multiple stories issued by the US military, and media reports about the US military's response to the allegedly hijacked airliners on 9/11. Arguably, the military was on notice about all of the flights in question in time for intervention, and the 9/11 Commission simply omitted any stories that called NORAD responses into question. Often, 9/11 skeptics are accused of being "revisionists", but here, the 9/11 Commission is definitely revisionist and Orwellian, on top of that... After reading Griffin's latest accumulation of data regarding NORAD and 9/11, Michael Bronner's Vanity Fair piece, "9/11 Live: The NORAD Tapes", can only be regarded as a very obvious toupee on a starkly bald head. Bronner should read Griffin's book, and reflect on WHAT exactly he was given by NEADS. (A casual reading of the Nuremberg Principles may be inspirational in this regard.)

Revisiting 9/11 via 9/11 Contradictions is akin to traveling time with fast-forward and reverse controls at your fingertips...

You can see Cheney scuttling beneath the White House, and discussing who-knows-what with President Bush as Bush sits on the tarmac in Florida... NOT screaming into the sky like Roger Ramjet, as Bob Woodward and Karl Rove would have us believe. Another lie like so many others that were told to us about that day.

You can see a number of cell phone calls go through from the hijacked airplanes... or did they? The FBI can only account for a fraction of the alleged cell phone calls, and did nothing to counteract the profusion of supposedly connected cell phone calls that circulated in the aftermath of 9/11. Why?

You can see the mysterious government jet that circled Washington on 9/11. Was it part of a cancelled War Game, or something more sinister? In the face of video footage that shows the jet, why does the military deny its very existence on that day?

What was the true ideological nature of the 9/11 hijackers? Were they fundamentalists or mercenaries, prone to drug use and the company of prostitutes? Why were the Bukharis identified as hijackers on 9/11, but when one of them turned up alive on 9/12, why wasn't there a comprehensive review of the actual identities of the alleged hijackers. If one of them turned up alive, couldn't others also be victims of identity theft, aimed specifically at Arab pilots?

The derisive and arrogant dismissals of debunkers do not calm the waters that are troubled by Griffin's sober observations and suggestions. The host of contradictions examined in this book leave the reader with unsettling thought patterns about the nature of the Bush administration, and who was calling the shots that day. Why do the accounts of Norman Mineta and Richard Clarke, which are clear, lucid accounts, so starkly contrast with the "official" accounts of that day? Why does Cheney contradict himself?

Why do debunkers have so much time to dedicate to discrediting the questions of the 9/11 skeptics, when the object of their wrath should surely be the 9/11 Commission Report? Not since the Warren Commission report has such an obvious and blatant cover-up been hoisted on the American people, and the world, and the debunkers troll the internet for strawmen to tear apart so that the virtue of the "official" liars remains unsullied.

Remember that Contradictions is written for the Congress and the Press. Every chapter has a "conclusion" paragraph that a busy Congressman can be directed to read. Members of the Press should be encouraged to read every page.

Will a supine Congress that has been sleep walking through two terms of Military Industrial fascism suddenly sit up and take notice with the publication of this book? Will a Press that is owned by the same companies that make the War suddenly point to the Emperor and decry his naked butt?

Evidently, Griffin believes that there is hope, or he wouldn't have written this book.

Fortunately for activists who hit the streets, hoping to wake up their neighbors, this book offers validation for their angst. For the alternative media living largely on the internet, this book offers new material and further analysis of past issues like the role of NORAD and just how many cell phone calls went through on 9/11. For those looking for just the right book to give to someone sitting on the fence about 9/11 Truth, this is hard to top.

Like too many events in recent American history, 9/11 left a lot of loose ends and supplied us with instant culprits that bear the hallmarks of patsies.

If Congress takes up this charge, will they be once again threatened with Anthrax? If reporters flesh out 9/11 Truth for the masses, will they find themselves on the Bingo and High School sports beat?

In New York, efforts are underway to set up an independent commission that will not require Congressional assistance. Around the world, in many European countries, and in Australia, Canada and Japan, questions will need to be answered, and it may take an international Commission to get the answers, unless Americans reveal the truth on their own.

To that end, this book serves a great purpose.


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Media - David Ray Griffin

Tuesday February 19, 2008
Charles Goyette, recently honored as "Best Phoenix Talk Show Host", talks to David Ray Griffin about his new book 9/11 CONTRADICTIONS: An Open Letter to Congress and the Press.
(Full interview sans breaks 12 Meg 43 Minutes)

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Thursday February 7, 2008
Dennis Bernstein (KPFA, Flashpoints) talks to David Ray Griffin about his new book 9/11 CONTRADICTIONS: An Open Letter to Congress and the Press

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Saturday August 25, 2007
Air America Host Richard Greene Speaks With David Ray Griffin

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David Ray Griffin on Tucker Carlson's Aug 9, 2006
David Ray Griffin Interview on BBC
Video Book Review: "9/11 Contradictions"
9/11 CONTRADICTIONS: An Open Letter to Congress and the Press
By David Ray Griffin

Product Description
In 9/11 Contradictions, David Ray Griffin shows that the official story about 9/11 is riddled with internal contradictions. Two contradictory statements cannot both be true. These contradictions show, therefore, that individuals and agencies articulating the official story of 9/11 have made many false statements. Congress and the press clearly should ask which of the contradictory statements are false and why they were made.

This book is purely factual, simply laying out the fact that these internal contradictions exist. As such, the book contains no theory. Politicians and journalists who deal with the issues raised herein, therefore, will not be giving credence to some "conspiracy theory" about 9/11. They will simply be carrying out their duty to ask why the official story about 9/11, arguably the most fateful event of our time, is riddled with so many contradictions.

Awesome video


I have read this book. Its

I have read this book. Its very good. It is a little watered down, but it is targeted to new people who are curious about learning the truth about 9/11. it contains great analysis of many of the strongest, easiest to explain, 9/11 facts.

What a Great Review!

This gives new meaning to the term "book review"! Excellent, well-written commentary, and great graphics and music. Can it be posted at YouTube too? Thanks, Reprehensor!

Yes, it's at YouTube...

and posted in the Amazon reviews section as well.

Here's the YouTube direct URL:

Glad you liked it, thanks for helping to make such an excellent book. Lots of news reports I've never seen before in there.

Nicely done!

Loved the animation. Look forward to future efforts. Now I'm gonna go download all the music used in the film. :)

To be clear...

I didn't create the animation at the end, just the flash years. That's a censored Smigel cartoon that gets deleted off of YouTube on a regular basis.

To-do List!

(1) Go to and read the reviews

(2) Buy the book -- they have a good discount

(3) READ the book.

(4) Return to and review the book

(There are lots of comments from people who
obviously did not read the book).

WTC-7 did not commit suicide.

pretty good, but...

It fell a little short in debunking the OCT. When you mentioned the NEADS Norad Tapes, you acknowledged a strong argument, with allegedly genuine evidence (the tapes). You did not counter this version, only tell people to read the book.

Some examples that make the case would be good. If you do another version, I would like to see a chapter by chapter summary of Griffin's claims, with some kind of source citations on each.

Griffin should get a website also. There he can post evidence that passes the smell test, and make useful reference material for those wanting to corroborate.

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