Occupy Interview Radio with Kevin Ryan Occupy 9/11

April 25, 2012

Kevin is a chemistry laboratory manager with twenty-two years of professional experience. Through his work as Site Manager for the environmental testing division of Underwriters Laboratories (UL), he began to investigate the tragedy of September 11th, 2001. Ryan was fired by UL, in 2004, for publicly asking questions about UL’s testing of the structural materials used to construct the World Trade Center (WTC) buildings as well as UL’s involvement in the WTC investigation being conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

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Kevin Ryan
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Well done, Kevin, as usual.

I enjoyed listening to the interview this morning. It is interesting to trace the history of the 9/11 Truth movement as Kevin did briefly on the program. It was in Sept. 2005 that I gave my first real seminar on 9/11, presented at BYU mainly to BYU faculty, whom I invited to offer a peer-review of my studies. I strongly agree with Kevin regarding the need for scientific discussions and peer-reviewed papers which I have published with Kevin and others, regarding 9/11 facts.

And I agree that 2006 was somewhat of a pinnacle year in the movement, with large conferences and media attention (including NY Times, USNEWS &WR, and so on). It was in Sept. 2006, days before the 5th anniversary, that I was summarily placed on Administrative Leave at BYU. There was perhaps some good that came of this as I outlined in a previous blog on 911blogger:

But also some difficulties. Let me note here that two BYU Professors came to me after this and told me essentially the same thing -- that my being placed on Admin Leave (with a public press release etc) had generated a "Chill" across campus, meaning that people were now reluctant to continue their examination with me of the facts of 9/11 including my studies of WTC7, the Towers and the lack of air defenses that day.

I would be interested in others' views -- is it true that the movement suffered a set-back in the latter half of 2006? If so, why?

And while we're at it, what happened to the Peace Movement that was so prominent in 2006?

Most importantly, How do we re-vitalize the 9/11 Truth-Justice movement?

BTW, my first two peer-reviewed writing on 9/11 appeared in 2006

Steven E. Jones, “What accounts for the molten metal observed on 9/11/2001?”, Journal of the Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts and Letters, 83:252, Apr 2006.

which appeared in print in August 2006 in a volume edited by David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott, 9/11 And The American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out, Northhampton, MA: Interlink Publishing, 2006.