Lawmaker asks McCain to talk with 9/11 theorists <-- ARIZONA REPUBLIC article

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Lawmaker asks McCain to talk with 9/11 theorists

Matthew Benson - The Arizona Republic - Jun. 3, 2008

An Arizona state senator is petitioning presumptive GOP presidential nominee John McCain to meet with 9/11 conspiracy theorists, including an adjunct professor from Scottsdale who has been fasting outside McCain's Phoenix office for more than a week.

State Sen. Karen Johnson, a Mesa Republican, delivered a letter to McCain's Senate office Tuesday asking that he sit down with Scottsdale activist Blair Gadsby and a pair of leading members of the 9/11 Truth Movement to consider alternative explanations for the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and the collapse of the World Trade Center towers. Gadsby's fast outside McCain's Senate office entered its 10th day today.

"There are so many questions left unanswered," said Johnson, who called for a new, independent investigation into the attacks.

She has previously been the focus of media attention for her vocal misgivings about the government account of 9/11. Again Tuesday, she said, "There's no explanation - no legitimate explanation - about why those towers and Building 7 came down."

WTC 7 was the third building to collapse at the complex, though it wasn't directly struck by either aircraft.

Gadsby said he'll maintain his office vigil until McCain pledges to sit down with him, Richard Gage, founder of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, and Steven Jones, a physicist who claims to have done laboratory analysis and found evidence of explosives in the WTC rubble. Their conditions: a pledge of two hours with McCain, plus national media coverage.

Gadsby, an adjunct community college professor, said he's been told by McCain staffers that the senator is too busy to meet. The Republic had no luck Tuesday reaching representatives of either McCain's Senate office or presidential campaign. But he appears unsympathetic to 9/11 conspiracy theorists, and occasionally has sparred with them on the campaign trail over the past year.

He also wrote the foreword to a 2006 book titled Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts. It was written by the editors of Popular Mechanics magazine.

"We cannot let these tales go unanswered," McCain wrote, saying that the "9/11 conspiracy movement exploits the public's anger and sadness" and "traffics in ugly, unfounded accusations of extraordinary evil against fellow Americans."

Well aware of McCain's earlier comments, Gadsby said it's his belief that the senator "has been deceived by these scientists" and the "whitewash" surrounding 9/11.

"I believe he has the character to do the right thing," continued Gadsby, who has lost 20 pounds during his fast on a diet of water and electrolytes.

Generally speaking, his theory for the 9/11 attacks involves a government-led inside job with the intent to provide an impetus for war in the Middle East. He and Johnson point to the possible use of controlled explosives planted prior to Sept. 11 to bring down the WTC towers, saying collisions with the airliners alone wouldn't have been sufficient.

"We need to know what happened on 9/11," Johnson wrote in her letter to McCain. "Nearly 3,000 Americans died that day, and we deserve to know the truth about what happened."

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Your Phone Calls and email are working! Hunger Strike activist Blair Gadsby has finally broke in to the main stream media. Tuesday evening Blair was interview by the Arizona Republic for an article that should come out Wednesday morning. Rumor has it that the NBC affiliate in Phoenix reported on Karen Johnson's request to senator McCain's office on the 10 o'clock news cast. Please keep it up and call the news outlets on Wednesday and ask then to cover this historic event!

Wednesday (today) will also be the day that Phoenix area citizens have scheduled a plane to tow a 35 feet long banner reading "Google Hunger Strike for 911 Truth". Please call the Radio and TV stations while the plane is in the air (5pm to 7pm pacific time) and ask them if the have seen the plane and if they plan on mentioning it on the air!

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I have sent this out to my list and asked all to hit the media..

here in Australia.

It is I believe really atarting to become very news worthy. Blairs health is now at risk we must act fast.

14 days seems to be possible, as he is a bloddy tough bastard, lets hope McCain gets of his ass and meets him soon!

Have any of you brought this to the attention of the Entertainers that are on our side? A visit from Rosie, Charlie, Jessy or Edd would really lift his spirits and massively increase the chances of a major story! Just a thought.....

regards John

9/11 24/7 UNTILL JUSTICE!!