AE911Truth Response to Mark Weitzman of the Simon Wiesenthal Center

This official response was e-mailed and mailed via the U.S. Post Office to Mark Weitzman (certified) and the noted individuals in the CC.

Thank you to all for your support regarding this matter.

Note and FYI: Mark Weitzman's response e-mail regarding this matter that was forwarded to us last month is posted below our letter.

This response has also been posted on our website on the front page:

December 8, 2007

Mr. Mark Weitzman
Simon Wiesenthal Center
1399 South Roxbury Drive
Los Angeles, California 90035
310.553.4521 (fax)

50 East 42nd Street, Suite 1600
New York, NY 10017
212.883.0895 (fax)

Via: Certified US Mail & Email:

Re: SWC testimony 11/6/07 before the Homeland Security
Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing, and Terrorism Risk Assessment

Dear Mr. Weitzman,

Thank you for responding in your email form letter to a couple of the many important concerns raised recently by other members of the 9/11 Truth & Justice Movement to your presentation at the House Committee on Homeland Security - "Using The Web As A Weapon: The Internet As A Tool For Violent Radicalization And Homegrown Terrorism" on 11/6/07 before Representative Jane Harman. Your clarifications, however, offer no correction or retraction for the irresponsible and false statement "Incubator of 9/11 Conspiracies and Disinformation" the heading that you placed over our science-based website "" – Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, which bears my name, Richard Gage, AIA, an architect of 20 years.

Also, you made no apology, explanation, or correction for your words which you stated precisely during the time in which you displayed the and websites:

"And then finally we end with a site that literally talks about the bombing of - 'soon, soon, soon the attack on Manhattan'."

This part of your presentation can be reviewed at the 45:50 mark in the video located at:

The C-SPAN Archive version of the video is in two parts. The sentence above occurs at the 28:20 mark of the second portion of C-SPAN's version.i

I am aware of no page on our site ever having contained this sentence or any sentence like it. Our staff has researched the matter, and the phrase appears nowhere on our site, nor was it found by an internet search. Curiously enough, we find the phrase only when you are being quoted.

The clear implication is that our website promotes "conspiracies", "disinformation", and – since you sandwiched it between violent Jihad militant training type websites – "terrorism" too. A brief review of our website shows that it simply contains science-based facts and questions regarding the destruction of the WTC Twin Towers and Building 7 – as well as a petition listing over 800 signatories, including more than 230 well-respected architects and engineers who are demanding a real investigation of these building "collapses" based upon the clear evidence presented in our website.

For your information, since you have obviously not taken the time to review the website before defaming it, this evidence of the controlled demolition of the three WTC high-rises includes careful documentation of these facts:

• The destruction occurred with rapid onset, at virtually free-fall speed, and with radial symmetry.

• One hundred eighteen first responders described hearing, seeing and feeling explosions and seeing flashes of light at the onset of destruction.

• The concrete floors were almost completely pulverized into dust and gravel.

• The structural steel framework was largely dismembered into shippable lengths. Much of it was hurled outside the Twin Towers' perimeters, some as far as 500 feet away.

• Tons of molten metal were seen by FDNY and others, and was described as "flowing like lava" for weeks after 9/11, yet its existence was denied by NIST.

• FEMA documented structural steel samples showing evidence of rapid oxidation, sulfidation, intergranular melting, and partial evaporation – features which occur only with temperatures at least 1,000° F. hotter than office or jet fuel fires.

• Proven chemical evidence of thermate, an incendiary material which produces molten iron as its by-product, found on the columns and beams, previously molten metal, and iron-rich micro-spheres in the dust by Dr. Steven Jones (and corroborated by the USGS but never explained).

These features are characteristic of controlled demolitions, and not office or jet fuel fires. Of course, the 47-story WTC Building 7 was not even hit by an airplane and yet its unnatural destruction exhibits all the same features – except it imploded into its own footprint in 6.5 seconds!

Maybe now you understand why our membership of architects, engineers, and other building professionals, who are all calling for a science-based forensic investigation – which has yet to be performed – is growing exponentially! We ask SWC for nothing less than the tolerance it espouses so well.

And yet you have made the egregiously false statements noted above in public, on television, and to Congress about us. These statements have the clear potential to inflict serious damage to my reputation, my standing in the community, and my career, as well as each of our 230 architects and engineers and other distinguished members.

I and the members of therefore demand a retraction of these false, defamatory, outrageous and insulting statements that you made in the scope of your duties at the SWC. This retraction must be thorough and exculpatory, exceeding the scope of your original publication(s), lest it be ineffective and meaningless. We at demand a formal apology from SWC for having displayed our website at all in your Homeland Security presentation.

Your timely apology must be sent to (and aired on) C-Span, to Rep. Jane Harman, and all congressional representatives and others in attendance. It must be posted on the SWC. And it must explain your motives in making the publication and the retraction.

Our constitutional republic was founded upon the fundamental right to ask questions, demand answers, and to seek truth and justice. This is all that we in the 9/11 truth movement are seeking. Of all people and of all organizations, you and the Simon Wiesenthal Center, who highlight the virtue of tolerance, should be honoring our right to ask these questions, not branding us as terrorists. Your behavior reeks of the McCarthyism of the 1950's, and is totally unacceptable to me, our members, and all Americans who cherish the first Amendment.

Regarding the anti-Semitism noted in your email form letter: We, too, abhor bigotry in all its forms, and have distanced ourselves from those few who engage in it. But anti-Semitism has nothing to do with our website or the science of the destruction of the three WTC high-rise buildings on 9/11 to which it is dedicated. The scientific method is non-partisan, apolitical, and a transparent process. Scientists defend their positions in public based on accepted, defensible processes. While reports put forth by the government and others have labored in vain to explain away the massive scientific evidence for controlled demolition left behind in the rubble, the witness testimony, and the videos, we at have simply collected, assembled, and structured it in a way which enables everyone to understand it easily.

Simon Wiesenthal was a paragon for seeking the truth, however hard and difficult it might be. The SWC should be honoring our right to publish technical information and encourage fact-based forensic inquiry into the three largest structural failures in U.S. history – not branding us inciters of terrorism.

Tolerance arises from understanding, and understanding from direct experience. In this light we would like to meet with you and your board and staff to present to you the specific concerns documented on regarding the basic science of these "collapses". We would like to learn from you what you perceive as so threatening so as to deem it necessary to "warn" Congress about us. By understanding each other's concerns, we will strengthen our mutual resolve to work toward the creation of a more truthful and tolerant society.

We reserve all rights, and communicate to you without any prejudice to any rights. We are ready to move forward. Please let us know the best time to meet. We can assemble in your New York or Los Angeles office.



Richard Gage, AIA, Architect

For the 800 members of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth

(signed copy to Commission)


Jane Harman (CA-36)
Dave Reichert (WA-8)
Bennie Thompson (MS-2)
Mike Honda, (CA-15)
Dianne Feinstein (CA)
Barbara Boxer (CA)

Testimony and prepared statements for the hearing:

From: Mark Weitzman
To: [e-mail protected]
Sent: Fri, 16 Nov 2007 6:54 am
Subject: RE: 9/11 truth has nothing to do with conspiracy theories

Dear Ms. F.....,

Over the past few days I have received a number of emails regarding my testimony to the House Committee on Homeland Security. Much of those emails appear to have been based on misapprehensions of my testimony. My testimony was about "the Internet as a tool for violent radicalization", and not about 9/11. My reference to 9/11 consisted of 1 sentence out of 6 pages of testimony, and in that sentence (with 2 out of 38 accompanying PowerPoint slides) I referenced "how 9/11 is viewed in some eyes, including those who applauded it as well as some conspiracy sites." I then continue by illustrating the types of conspiracy theories often found online, such as those based upon of the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the infamous antisemitic text, or that generally blame the US government in a pernicious manner (i.e. for intentionally spreading the AIDS virus), or that have the "entire Western World engaged in a conspiracy against Islam" Nowhere in there is there any mention of 9/11! In this regard our only concern with 9/11 is when the inquiries slide into incubators for hate (i.e. "This fake Hamas soldier wearing a "Star of David" is as much a Zionist as the 9-11 terrorists Chertoff covers for. Chertoff is the son of a terrorist himself. Don't let him off the hook!").

Finally, in my recommendations, I never urged any type of censorship. In fact, I specifically state that (#5) that any steps taken in regard to the Internet must be done legally, and over the course of a decade in dealing with this issue I have consistently stressed that the First Amendment must be maintained in the virtual as well as the real world. I have even argued that in conferences in Europe when attempts were being made to impose international controls on the Internet, saying, as I did last year in Berlin that we should "avoid getting bogged down in a useless debate on the First Amendment" because we (in the US) are not going to erase it, nor should we.

Please feel free to share this with any interested parties.


Mark Weitzman


MP3 Audio Clips - Richard Gage Radio Interviews

Wednesday October 24, 2007
Architect For 9/11 Truth Richard Gage on Drive Time Radio

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Monday November 26, 2007
Richard Gage on the Jeff Farias Show, NovaM Radio Network

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Thursday September 6, 2007
Richard Gage Talks to Alex Jones, GCN Radio Network

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Wednesday October 24, 2007
Recorded Presentation by Architects for 9/11 Truth Richard Gage on KPFA's Guns and Butter

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More MP3 Audio Clips >

SWC slander

800 members of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth is a lot of people to falsely slander as "terrorists" or sympathizers. Moreover, this should be interpreted as a false and slanderous statement against the entire 9/11 truth movement. I think SWC made a big mistake here. Great letter. They are getting scared and desperate.
Arabesque: 911 Truth

Formidable response, Richard!

Well done! Forcing SWC to back-pedal on this will necessarily widen the window for your educational efforts.

“On the altar of God, I swear eternal hostility against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man."--Thomas Jefferson

Yes, hopefully...

Richard will get to meet with SWC and give them a presentation! Not sure how likely that is though....
Check out G. Edward Griffin's Introduction video to his new site


Setting the stage

for a defamation suit agianst the SWC should they fail to correct their intentional, false and egregious assault upon those who seek only the Truth.

Thank you Richard. You speak for us as well.

"There are none so hoplessly enslaved as those who falsely believe they are free." (Goethe)

Simon Wiesenthal was himself

Simon Wiesenthal was himself an architect.

"'When history looks back,' Wiesenthal explained, 'I want people to know the Nazis weren’t able to kill millions of people and get away with it.' His work stands as a reminder and a warning for future generations."

Wiesenthal's commitment to justice and his tenacity--an inspiration for 9/11 Truth.

“On the altar of God, I swear eternal hostility against all forms of tyranny over the mind of man."--Thomas Jefferson

Excuse me for adding to an off-topic subject but

saint Wiesenthal should explain why he never mentioned/condemned (to my knowledge) mass killings, many millions in number higher than the Nazi crimes, by other governments/regimes such as the Armenian genocide (the ADL doesn't want to recognize it as such, why?) or the victims of communist Russia or even the many German civilians that were literally holocausted (burnt) during the bombing of Dresden at the end of the war. A completely unnecessary war-crime.

Great Letter !

Keep up the good work AE911Truth !!

Great letter!

It's heartening to see such a strong response from AE911TRUTH, especially that "all rights" have been "reserved" with regard to future action, should Mr. Weiztman continue missing the point that he has obviously libeled Mr. Gage and the group he founded by lumping them with terrorist organizations. On the other hand, let's hope Mr. Weitzman accepts the olive branch Mr. Gage so courteously extends, and that through the dialog AE911TRUTH proposes we may transcend the some of the suspicions that continue to dog our efforts to find out about, and alert others to, the truth regarding 9/11.

This important response to The Simon Wiesenthal Center is, by extension, a measured and valiant defense of the vast majority of 9/11 truth advocates, who pursue justice without resorting to bias and bigotry. May Mark Weitzman rise to the standard.

Thank you, Richard Gage.

Nice Job Richard!

and let's support him by sending our own *polite* email/letters to Mark Weitzman and the SWC, reminding them that the SWC should issue a formal, public apology. (I have sent several!)

Richard Gage is a true patriot and leader ...

The professional approach taken by Richard Gage, is the reasons I am a member of his organization. As well, support the efforts and research of Prof. Steven Jones.

In the event of any future requirement to litigate the above issues by Mr. Gage with SWC, I am committed to make a substantial donation for that cause.

Tommorow Tuesday 12-11-2007 10 am to 1 pm

Hi all,

this is pw Paul

Just to let you know i will be at the Palm Beach County Courthouse (downtown wpb) on the 11th of December

from 10 am to 1 pm.(west side of the court house)

I will have at least 200 911 DVD's to hand out with my sign that


100 of them will be the best of LCFC and 911 MYSTERIES

The other 100 will be ZEITGEIST, TBOT and DRG M & R


ps. this will be my last street action until Jan. 11th 2008

see you all next year

Please consider

donating to Here's why.

The broader picture also

This stuff of trying to demonize those who speak out against cover-ups, AIPAC, etc, has a broad brush.

Horowitz's "FrontPage" magazine is now targetting the Green Party for it's support of Cynthia McKinney and her willingness to take on 9/11 issues. Here's how their anti-semitism claims play out in an article today on McKinney's run . ..

"The former six-term Democrat Congresswoman was ousted in 2006 from Georgia’s 4th Congressional district for the second time. In 2002, she spoke ( to the Black Congressional caucus claiming that President Bush had foreknowledge of the 9/11 attacks. She also openly solicited $10 million from the Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal; New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani rejected the check after the prince suggested U.S. foreign policy had brought on 9/11. McKinney’s actions resulted in her first electoral defeat in the 2002 Democratic primary, after serving five terms in office. On the night of her 2002 primary defeat, McKinney’s father told media (, “Jews have bought everybody...J-E-W-S.” She came back in 2004, and promptly signed ( a “call for immediate inquiry into evidence that suggests high-level government officials may have deliberately allowed the September 11th attacks to occur.”

Notice how the sentence right afer "JEWS" is about 9/11 truth. That's how the mixing is done.

They are trying to scare Democrats in this article by claiming she will be a threat to Hillary.

Kucinich, Paul and McKinney

I can dream . . . ok?

What the hell . . . throw Nader into the mix.

HI Richard!

You're one of my heroes. The Best activism is legal activism. And even if you all (ae911) were to lose in a court of Law, the very act of bringing a hostile legal motion would do great for publicity for the message you all stand for. Congratulations on taking a stand! If the SW folks are smart, they will avoid a legal confrontation because it will shed light on the details of a conflict that should've never been. Those details would awaken even more minds. That's not what the SW folks wanted.

What they wanted was to outlaw and blacklist ae911truth and all 911 truth organizations, quietly and secretly.

Form letter

I emailed Mr. Weitzman and got the exact same reply.

You are correct to hold him personally accountable for his actions that slander us and discredit the SWC.

That last sentence sounds rather legal.

Do carry on.


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Racist diatribe

Zionism is an international political movement that supports a homeland for the Jewish People in the Land of Israel.
Many "born again" Christians are Zionists.
Many Jewish, Zionist, Israelis oppose the ISRAELI GOVERNMENT oppression of the Palestinian people.

Jew or Jewish is a race and a religion.

Your constant use of "Zionist Jews" is racist and un-American.

It implies that all Jews are Zionists and therefore evil.

Your racist BS insults millions of people.

Your spewing that crap here only serves to discredit the Truth Movement which makes it clear that this is your intent.

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