David Ray Griffin
When researcher and author David Ray Griffin decided to call his first book on September 11 “The New Pearl Harbor” it was more than a passing suggestion that an historic analogy existed between the two events.
The more we learn about September 11, the more we realize that also the internal dynamics in both events bear a chilling resemblance between each other.
I was recently interviewed on a public access TV show called "Vermont Today" (for 90 minutes). We discuss an exchange of letters between four concerned citizens (including myself) and NIST. Credit for the revealing NIST correspondence goes especially to Wayne Coste of AE911Truth for drafting our letters for us, and to Jerry Carpenter for taking initiative locally.
The discussion may seem to start off a bit slow, as we were trying to get some legal analysis from a local prosecutor who is now running for Mayor of Burlington. He takes a very diplomatic position, and then excuses himself. In the later parts of the interview we discuss Cass Sunstein's paper and my critique of it, as well as "foiled terrorist plots" led by informants. Near the end I also discuss Barry Jennings. The most significant part--the only part where really new information is presented--is the discussion of NIST's response to our letters (which starts around minute 25). It is the particulars of NIST's evasions that I think are very telling.
Waging the Battle for Reality:
Joshua Blakeney Confronts Jonathan Kay's 9/11 Relativism (part 1)
Joshua Blakeney responds to Jonathan Kay's new book " Among The Truthers" on the "Unbought and Unbossed" radio show with host Raymond Geisler of CHLY-101.7 FM Nanaimo Canada. Joshua pieces together a trail of deceptive media propaganda led by The National Post of Canada and it's managing editor Jonathan Kay. Kay and the Post for years have attempted to demonize and scare away anyone who dares question the official 9/11 events sometimes comparing 911 truthers as cranks and anti Semitics.
The Ballad of Mohamed Atta – Vic Sadot at Last FM on “9/11 Truth & Justice Songs”. Great violin by Vic's buddy Eric Golub. This song was written after reading the Australian Broadcast Corporation interviews by Liz Jackson with Ralph Bodenstein & Volker Hauth who were buddies with Mohamed Atta in their college days. They simply could not imagine him being the person described in the US Press. Research by Daniel Hopsicker of Mad Cow News “Welcome to Terrorland” revealed a Mohamed devoid of religion & addicted to sex & drugs, who had Visas & US military training at Huffman Aviation & Pensacola Naval Base in Florida. What is myth? What is true? http://www.last.fm/music/Vic+Sadot/_/Ballad+of+Mohamed+Atta
This report summarizes the results.
Secretary of Transportation, Norman Mineta's testimony was omitted from the final 9/11 Commission Report. But David Ray Griffin found it in the May 2003 Commission Staff Report. And it was on C-SPAN, which led it to being posted by many people many times on YouTube and other video sharing sites. Griffin's book, The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions & Distortions, was the inspiration for these lyrics, which I later made into a video. Maybe some of you will use it and pass it on!
Cheney's in the Bunker
Cheney’s in the bunker …now we’re under attack (1)
Someone seized our jets... in a terror hijack…
They flew into the Towers with a mighty impact
The Trade Center fell in a total collapse…
Now Bush is in the classroom for a photo-op show…
The story of the goat is what he wants “kids” to know
The day is Nine-Eleven… year Two-Thousand and One
Now who the hell’s attacking us, and what’s to be done?
"Do the orders still stand, sir? Do the orders still stand?
Do the orders still stand, sir? Do the orders still stand?
Do the orders still stand?”
I decided to spend the time to type out the blurbs and chapter list for the following books. Links to booksellers and review sites are ok but I thought that more complete information about each would be useful
The War on Freedom
The War on Truth
The New Pearl Harbour (2nd Ed)
The New Pearl Harbour Revisited
Debunking 9/11 Debunking
The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions
The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Centre 7
9/11: The New Evidence (by Ian Henshall)
Also includes quotes of praise as well
The UK Telegraph reacts to the Richard Falk case: "UN Human Rights Official Claims 9-11 Was US Plot"
[NOTE: The headline the Telegraph chose to use, "UN Human Rights Official Claims 9-11 Was US Plot." is inaccurate and misleading, and is reproduced and preserved here at 911Blogger because of the significance of it being employed by a mainstream media institution like the Telegraph.
In his blog post Richard Falk did not "claim" or "suggest" that "9/11 was US plot" or that the "US government may have orchestrated the September 11 terrorist attacks." What Falk said was, there are "awkward gaps and contradictions in the official explanations," there was "an apparent cover up", and there are "well-evidenced doubts about the official version of the events: an al Qaeda operation with no foreknowledge by government officials." - loose nuke]
This article was placed today on World For 9/11 Truth, and appeared first in The Telegraph, also today. Pretty good exposure to have this in The Telegraph. URL: http://world911truth.org/un-human-rights-official-claims-9-11-was-us-plot/It will be interesting to watch how the US press, and world press, handles this developing story, particularly if he does, indeed, get fired.
Posted on 25 January 2011 |
Although many people read the reviews of new books at Amazon.com, it's likely that most people stop reading reviews of a book after it has been out for a few months. But sometimes some of the best reviews have appeared late. I have here reposted three excellent recent reviews of David Ray Griffin’s “Cognitive Infiltration: An Obama Appointee’s Plan to Undermine the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory.”
A Case for the High Court, January 14, 2011
By Rev. Dr. Ronald David
Cass Sunstein is a highly regarded, pedigreed constitutional scholar and lawyer. He graduated from Harvard Law School magna cum laude, clerked for Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, and taught at arguably two of America's most prestigious law schools, the University of Chicago and Harvard. Mr. Sunstein is now the Adminisrator in the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) for President Barak Obama.
On this week's "9/11 In Context" show, which airs Thursday, January 6, at 3pm ET, I will interview researcher and activist Jack Straw on the subject of David Ray Griffin's nine "9/11 miracles" which must be believed in to uphold the official account of the destruction of the buildings at the World Trade Center (plus two more from Jim Hoffman's research), in a discussion of the failure of the organized or mainstream "Left" to question the official account of 9/11.
Listen live at:
or listen to the mp3 which is available at the same link right after the broadcast.
Click "Play" or click on "Download" under the show title ("Jack Straw ...").
A page of links to key articles by Griffin, Hoffman, Straw and others is posted at the Resistance Radio forum show page, at http://www.resistradio.com/forum/4-show-links/107-jack-straw-on-q911-mir...
Don't miss the show! It is sure to be worthwhile.
New video helps the War against Terrorism
by Eli Rika
Over the last century, the most astounding historical discoveries of man-made artifacts have often been accomplished by well-funded, highly experienced researchers. From the excavation of King Tut’s tomb to the sighting of the sunken Titanic, stunning finds have required immense financial and human resources, as well as leadership by distinguished explorers. So, how did a mountain of never-before-seen footage used in NIST’s World Trade Center investigations get exposed to the light of day last month? Was it the work of a billionaire adventurer?
Not quite. You can thank an upstart non-profit, the International Center for 9/11 Studies, whose efforts have at last borne fruit.
The International Center for 9/11 Studies was founded in 2008 by Director James Gourley, a Texas lawyer who began questioning the events of 9/11 after watching a presentation given by David Ray Griffin on C-SPAN.
“I was just floored by what I was hearing,” Gourley explained, “and I’ve been looking into 9/11 ever since then.”
Cockburn ridicules Castro regarding his doubts about the US government’s official version of 9/11. There are numerous US and international scientists, engineers, and writers who have raised very important questions about the validity of the government’s version. David Ray Griffin’s article, “Left-Leaning Despisers of the 9/11 Truth Movement: Do You Really Believe in Miracles?”, contains extensive factual information and analyses in this regard (Web link: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=20039).
Here is the article. The link is: http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=21185
Cognitive Infiltration: An Obama Appointee's Plan to Undermine the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory
Review of David Ray Griffin's Book
The Principles of Democracy: A Shocking New Low in Official Comprehension
David Ray Griffin v. Cass Sunstein
by Stephen Lendman
Griffin is Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Theology, Emeritus, Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA where he's still co-director of the Center for Process Studies.
He's authored and/or edited three dozen books, mainly in his field, but notably and heroically on 9/11 truth, Osama bin Laden, and his newest titled, "Cognitive Infiltration: An Obama Appointee's Plan to Undermine the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory." More on it below.
Cass Sunstein is a well-known University of Chicago and Harvard Law School Professor before being appointed Obama's Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, in charge of "overseeing policies relating to privacy, information quality, and statistical programs," among other duties.
On September 10, filling in for David Ray Griffin at his request, I was interviewed by MistrBrit, a featured radio host at Freedomizer Radio:
MistrBrit also maintains a very popular channel at YouTube, where you can check him out. Lots of 9/11-related reporting there; don't miss it.
MistrBrit really knows his facts, and gave a lot of credit to Griffin's work. It was a wide-ranging discussion of important 9/11 issues, including Griffin's new book Cognitive Infiltration, his previous book The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7, the new 9/11 truth professional organizations, physical evidence for demolition, the earliest period of the 9/11 truth movement, and many other topics.
The audio has been enhanced by carefully selected video clips pertaining to each topic as it is discussed, and posted at YouTube as a five-part video series, by SpreadThisInfo2. Check out his channel at
Here are the links to the five parts:
Ethical Reflections on the 9/11 Controversy: The Responsibility of the Media to To Tell the Truth
Do Information Science and Media Professionals Have a Duty to Provide Evidence-Based Information to a Questioning Public?
By Elizabeth Woodworth
Global Research, September 23, 2010
While it is recognized that through the use of meta-analysis and randomized controlled trials the standard of excellence in evidenced-based medicine (EBM) stands alone on a pinnacle, there is nonetheless an evidence-based methodology that can be applied across the board in other decision-making areas. Though research into the events of 9/11 has not yet attained the rigor achieved by EBM, it is still possible to rank the research in this field according to evidence-based principles. This article explains the principles, points to sources that exemplify them, and argues the ethical obligation of librarians and journalists to advance those sources .
Nine-eleven has done more to change the world’s political landscape than any other event since World War II.
Dear 9/11 Truth Community,
As many in the 9/11 truth community know, David Ray Griffin has been in the hospital. He is recovering from major back surgery and serious complications from it. He will recover completely and be able to return to the cause, but his recovery will require a rather long time. At present he needs rest and therapy and he is not able to do the many things that he would be doing were he well.
One of his main concerns right now is that his new book, Cognitive Infiltration: an Obama Appointee's Plan to Undermine the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory, successfully make the impact that it should. As many in our community already know, it is a response to legal scholar (and now Obama appointee) Cass Sunstein's highly deceptive argument for a new Cointelpro-like operation to be directed against the 9/11 truth movement. Griffin utilizes all his own remarkable capabilities to thoroughly deconstruct and expose the fraudulent nature of this prominent legal scholar's call for an illegal operation. Griffin's book was just published, at the beginning of September, and there hasn't yet been time for many to have read it.
Some people here in germany are very proud to present the first book of the mega project to translate ALL books by David Ray Griffin on 9/11 into german language.
The project will be done by Peace Press. http://www.peace-press.org/
The first edition of "Osama Bin Laden- Tod oder lebendig" (english original title: "Osama Bin Laden: Dead or alive") is available right now!
ISBN 3-86242-000-0 price: € 9,80
You know how important David Ray Griffins excellent books are, so please tell everyone you know in the german speaking part of the world that this book is out now and all the others will follow soon! Another excellent method to inform people is by giving away books like this as a gift!
Shortly after taking office on January 20, 2009 President Obama appointed Harvard law professor (and personal friend) Cass Sunstein to the post of administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs. In June 2009 Sunstein published an essay in The Journal of Political Philosophy entitled "Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Cures," in which he provided an "analysis" of conspiracy theories, viewing them, as his title indicated, as "caused" by psychological conditions and requiring "cures", i.e., elimination. The article led to an outcry by civil libertarians of all political stripes, who especially singled out for protest Sunstein's call for covert "cognitive infiltration" by government agents of organizations the government deems "conspiracist".
February 19, 2010, is a milestone date for supporters of Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth. Hundreds of supporters and luminaries of the 9/11 Truth movement gathered in San Francisco at the Press Conference to announce a major achievement – over 1,000 architects and engineers have signed the petition demanding a new investigation into the destruction of the 3 World Trade Center skyscrapers.
Now, this groundbreaking Press Conference has been immortalized in a DVD that can be the key arrow in the quiver of your activism. This new high-quality video recording is fully edited and graphically enhanced. You can pre-order now in our online store and receive your copies in time to distribute to your friends, colleagues, architects, engineers, and others everywhere.
The following is a 40 minute edit of recently released videos from the AE911Truth San Fransisco press conference, the recent Fire Fighters for 911 Truth presentation with Mr. Lawyer and Mr. Gage, and the lecture recently given by David Ray Griffin at a Harvard church.
You can download a MPEG4 copy of this video from the following link:
A more condensed 10 minute version is posted on YouTube at:
I have been interested in the Kennedy Assassination since I was a teenager. You might assume that, given a propensity towards researching what some derogatorily call a “conspiracy theory,” I might have jumped to immediate conclusions regarding the tragedies of September 11, 2001. It wasn’t until 2005, however, that little bits of random 9-11 information coalesced into an uneasy feeling that something was amiss. I wasn’t looking for it. I had a young son and a new teaching job to occupy my attention, yet these fragments of information started nagging me.
The officials couldn’t find the airplanes’ “black boxes” containing flight information, yet they found a paper passport presumably owned by one of the Middle Eastern highjackers—named on a list the FBI compiled with amazing speed, yet no similar names were on the original flight lists the airlines gave to CNN. The passport belonged to a Middle Eastern man, Mohammed Atta, a supposed devout and fanatic Muslim who ate pork, snorted coke, and rented prostitutes.
9/11 Historian and Theologian David Ray Griffin speaks at the Harvard Epsworth Methodist Church in Cambridge, MA. This video includes Q & A and introduction by Herb Hoffman of Veterans for Peace. Enjoy!
David Ray Griffin will be visiting several European cities over the next couple of months. To see if he will be stopping near you, visit;
Griffin's talk in Paris, on April 17th, will be immediately followed by the Premiere of the French-subtitled "Loose Change Final Cut". (Following this Premiere, LCFC will be made available in a French-dubbed version);
Good luck, Europe!
David Ray Griffin’s “The New Pearl Harbor Revisited” rated “Pick of the Week” by Publishers Weekly
The nearly 40% of American people who doubt the official account regarding the September 11, 2001 attacks will be gratified to learn that their misgivings have become recommended reading by a pillar of the book trade, Publishers Weekly.
The leading starred review on PW’s “Web Pick of the Week” ( http://www.publishersweekly.com/article/CA6617001.html?industryid=47159 ) is Dr. David Ray Griffin’s newly released “The New Pearl Harbor Revisited”, Interlink/Olive Branch press, 2008.
In its November 24, 2008 online issue, PW writes:
Griffin “addresses many points in exhaustive detail, from the physical impossibility of the official explanation of the towers’ collapse to the Commission's failure to scrutinize the administration to the NIST’s contradiction of its own scientists to the scads of eyewitness and scientific testimony in direct opposition to official claims.
"Did Muslims Attack the United States of America on 9/11? Twenty-One Reasons Why the Official Story is False, Part One" with author and theologian, Dr. David Ray Griffin, and an introduction by economist and Director of the Centre for Research on Globalization, Michel Chossudovsky, June 21, 2008 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Dr. Griffin's latest research from his two most recent books, "Debunking 9/11 Debunking - An Answer to Popular Mechanics and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory" and "9/11 Contradictions - An Open Letter to Congress and the Press".
David Ray Griffin
June 1, 2008
Although I was not able to be present at the rally either in person or by telephone, I wanted to express my strong support for the NYC 9/11 Ballot Initiative.
There has never been a better time to get such an initiative on the ballot, because the 9/11 Truth Movement's case against the official account of 9/11 is now extremely strong---much stronger than it was just two years ago.
Time: Mondays 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (CST), broadcast out of Houston, Texas.
Audio Archive of The Global Research News Hour, click below to listen to previous programs:
Check out this March 28, 2008 interview with Griffin: