Herald de Paris: “It’s time for a second look on the 9/11 events”
LONDON (Herald de Paris) - “It is difficult to get a man to understand something when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.” Quoting Upton Sinclair, professor David Ray Griffin addressed an attentive audience at the City University of London last Tuesday for almost three hours in the first of the ten appointments of his European tour entitled “9/11: Time for a Second Look,” a second and deeper look at the events that eight years ago cost almost 3,000 american citizens their lives, and that were used as the root cause to wage war to Afghanistan first and among the excuses for the invasion of Iraq.
Since 2003, hundreds between scholars, engineers, architects, political and religious leaders, lawyers, medical professionals, pilots, senior military and intelligence officers, firefighters, artists and media professionals from all over the world have joined him in his call for an unflinching investigation over the 9/11 attacks since, he maintains, the explanations provided by the Bush/Cheney administration are inconsistent and false.
Griffin pointed out that since 2001 the only investigations were carried out by agencies aligned with and employed by the Bush/Cheney administration, such as the NIST, and that their findings are in striking contrast with the results of independent researchers and experts, making an independent investigation essential to establish what really happened and who is behind 9/11 attacks.
Recently, independent researchers have brought to light the presence of active thermitic material, a powerful explosive, in samples of the dust from the World Trade Center. This, according to Griffin, will further support the theory stressing that the collapse of the Twin Towers was due to a pre-planned demolition.
This breakthrough in the research on 9/11 comes from the collaboration of physicist Steven Jones, chemist Kevin Ryan, Niels Harrit, chemistry professor at the University of Copenhagen and scientist Jeffrey Farrer, Director of the Transmition Electron Microscopy at Brigham Young University, where Jones was also a professor of Physics.
Since 2003 Griffin has devoted his time to explore the evidence from all studies carried out on 9/11. After analyzing the reports issued by the Bush/Cheney administration, he found they substantially were in contradiction with one other. Although all of them assert that the collapse of buildings 1, 2 and 7 was due to a combination of structural damages and fire, they refer to quite different collapse theories. In particular, the destruction of Tower 7, that the official version blames on spontaneous structural collapses since it wasn’t hit by an airplane, is, according to the independent researchers of “Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice,” the clear result of a controlled demolition.
Aware of the many consequences in foreign policy and world affairs that the attacks of 2001 have had, professor Griffin stresses tirelessly the importance of the scientific authority of the facts and the evidence supporting the independent research. The allegation that Al-Qaeda’s leader, Osama bin Laden, is behind the attacks made him the most wanted man in the world for the last eight years and the excuse of the Afghanistan war in 2001 and the invasion of Iraq in 2003. “It’s at least bizarre,” says Griffin, “that in the FBI’s website, the 9/11 attacks are not even mentioned.” On the page devoted to bin Laden, in fact, the FBI only states that the man “is wanted in connection with the August 7,1998 bombings of the United States embassies in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania and Nairobi, Kenya.”
To an amused crowd, Griffin addressed some of his doubts: “I find strange,” he says, “that the islamic terrorists who organized the attacks, planned the destruction of the Tower 7 perfectly perpendicular. I would presume terrorists want to destroy whatever they can, without really minding about surrounding buildings. And here I wonder if in case of a destruction of much bigger proportions the insurance companies would have wanted to carry out more in-depth investigations.”
Griffin does not make explicit accusations, but he does raise important questions and he does demand a proper inquiry, free from the cover-ups had so far and aimed at establishing once for all who is behind these murderous acts. Looking at the new US president, Griffin is optimistic, he notices the great changes that Obama is already making within his administration and he highly hopes that he will open a new file about this page of American history.
By Angela Corrias on April 16, 2009