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Subject: QUOTES: Scholars, Scientists, and Experts say about 9/11 . .. . you need-to-know

SCIENTISTS AND SCHOLARS

David Ray Griffin, Ph.D.

Author of The New Pearl Harbor : Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11.

"It is already possible to know, beyond a reasonable doubt, one very important thing:  the destruction of the World Trade Center was an inside job, orchestrated by terrorists within our own government."  [read more]

Prof. Steven E. Jones

Department of Physics and Astronomy at Brigham Young University.

"The horizontal ejection of structural steel members for hundreds of feet and the pulverization of concrete to flour-like powder, observed clearly in the collapses of the WTC towers, provide further evidence for the use of explosives. [explained here] (See also, Griffin , 2004, chapter 2.)  The observed plumes or "squibs" are far below the pulverization region and therefore deserving of particular attention. They appear much like the plumes observed in the controlled demolition of the Southwark Towers [see here  ...  I call for a serious investigation of the hypothesis that WTC7 and the Twin Towers were brought down, not just by impact damage and fires, but through the carefully planned use of explosives/incendiaries.  I have presented ample evidence for the controlled-demolition hypothesis, which is testable and falsifiable and yet has not been seriously considered in any of the studies funded by the US government." [view entire paper here]

Kevin Ryan

Former employee of Underwriters Laboratories (the company that certified the steel in the WTC towers).

"We know that the steel components were certified to ASTM E119. The time temperature curves for this standard require the samples to be exposed to temperatures around 2000F for several hours. And as we all agree, the steel applied met those specifications. Additionally, I think we can all agree that even un-fireproofed steel will not melt until reaching red-hot temperatures of nearly 3000F (2). Why Dr. Brown would imply that 2000F would melt the high-grade steel used in those buildings makes no sense at all." [read more]

Nila Sagadevan

Aeronautical engineer and pilot.

"There are some who maintain that the mythical 9/11 hijackers, although proven to be too incompetent to fly a little Cessna 172, had acquired the impressive skills that enabled them to fly airliners by training in flight simulators...  According to FAA radar controllers, "Flight 77" then suddenly pops up over Washington DC and executes an incredibly precise diving turn at a rate of 360 degrees/minute while descending at 3,500 ft/min, at the end of which "Hanjour" allegedly levels out at ground level.  Oh, I almost forgot to mention: He also had the presence of mind to turn off the transponder in the middle of this incredibly difficult maneuver ...   The maneuver was in fact so precisely executed that the air traffic controllers at Dulles refused to believe the blip on their screen was a commercial airliner.  Danielle O'Brian, one of the air traffic controllers at Dulles who reported seeing the aircraft at 9:25 said, "The speed, the maneuverability, the way that he turned, we all thought in the radar room, all of us experienced air traffic controllers, that that was a military plane." [read more

Rodger Herbst

Bachelor of aeronautical and astronautical engineering and mechanical engineer.

"Any chain reaction theory would have to accommodate the fact that each of the towers unraveled completely in less than 15 seconds, which is close to the time of free fall from the top of the buildings if there had been no intervening solid structure. How could a mechanical process proceed through 100 floors with such speed?" [read more]

NATIONAL SECURITY EXPERTS

Dr. Robert M. Bowman

Head of Advanced Space Programs for DOD, Lt.Col for United States Air Force (ret.)

"Why weren't the hijacked airliners intercepted by jet fighters and shot down before they could fly into the WTC and Pentagon?  Standard procedures call for any airliner that loses radio contact or goes off course to be intercepted.  Four airliners were hijacked almost simultaneously, and it was obvious to air traffic controllers immediately.  The transponders on the airliners were turned off.  The hijackers were heard on the radio.  And the four deviated drastically from their assigned courses.  Was NORAD told?  If not, why not?  What did the air traffic controllers say, and to whom?  Why did the FBI impound the tapes of those conversations?  Why has the public never been told what was on them?  Why weren't the congressional investigators told?  The independent commission?  Who is hiding what, and why?  If it was just a matter of incompetence or somebody not doing their job, why hasn't anyone been fired or reprimanded?  If someone ordered the standdown, who? and why? and why haven't they been charged with treason?" [read more]   

25 Veteran National Intelligence Officers

A letter to the 9/11 Commission signed by FBI, military, and intelligence veterans.

"Omission is one of the major flaws in the Commission's report. We are aware of significant issues and cases that were duly reported to the commission by those of us with direct knowledge, but somehow escaped attention. Serious problems and shortcomings within government agencies likewise were reported to the Commission but were not included in the report. The report simply does not get at key problems within the intelligence, aviation security, and law enforcement communities. The omission of such serious and applicable issues and information by itself renders the report flawed, and casts doubt on the validity of many of its recommendations." [read entire letter]

George Nelson

Colonel, USAF (ret.)

"In all my years of direct and indirect participation, I never witnessed nor even heard of an aircraft loss, where the wreckage was accessible, that prevented investigators from finding enough hard evidence to positively identify the make, model, and specific registration number of the aircraft -- and in most cases the precise cause of the accident. This is because every military and civilian passenger-carrying aircraft have many parts that are identified for safety of flight. That is, if any of the parts were to fail at any time during a flight, the failure would likely result in the catastrophic loss of aircraft and passengers. Consequently, these parts are individually controlled by a distinctive serial number and tracked by a records section of the maintenance operation and by another section called plans and scheduling ...  The government alleges that four wide-body airliners crashed on the morning of September 11 2001, resulting in the deaths of more than 3,000 human beings, yet not one piece of hard aircraft evidence has been produced in an attempt to positively identify any of the four aircraft. On the contrary, it seems only that all potential evidence was deliberately kept hidden from public view. The hard evidence would have included hundreds of critical time-change aircraft items, plus security videotapes that were confiscated by the FBI immediately following each tragic episode." [read more]   

POLITICIANS, POLITICAL COMMENTATORS, AND INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS

Daniel Ellsberg

Former American military analyst who precipitated a national uproar in 1971 when he released the Pentagon Papers, the U.S. Military's account of activities during the Vietnam War, to the New York Times.

"...there's no question in my mind that there's enough evidence there to justify a very comprehensive and hard hitting investigation of a kind that we've not seen, with subpoenas, general questioning of people, and raising the release of a lot of documents, there's no question that (D.E. chuckles) put it this way, very serious questions have been raised, about how much they knew beforehand and how much involvement there may been. Is the, is a administration capable, humanly and physiologically of engineering such a provocation?

Yes, I would say that, I worked for such an administration myself, Johnson, ah, President Johnson put destroyers in harm's way in the Tonkin Gulf not only once, but several times, with the, with a lot of his people hoping that it would lead to a confrontation and claiming that it had."  [read more]

William Sloan Coffin, Jr.
Liberal Christian clergyman and long-time peace activist of international stature.

 "Professor David Ray Griffin is a retired theologian with a well deserved reputation for the thoroughness of his research. Shocked by 9/11 and its subsequent related events, he not only pored over various American articles, but beyond that, investigated English, French, German and other European and Asian interpretations of the same event. The result consists of exceedingly provocative questions with implied answers quite at variance with Washington official accounts! All Americans who love their country enough to dig into the facts of these critical times will be well rewarded by examining Professor Griffin's books, The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11 and The 9/11 Commission Report: Omisions and Distortions. 9/11 Truth is a very important issue with the power to bring lasting change to our country."
[read more]


Michael Meacher

British member of Parliament and former environment minister

"The first hijacking was suspected at not later than 8.20 a.m, and the last hijacked aircraft crashed in Pennsylvania at 10.06 a.m. Not a single fighter plane was scrambled to investigate from the US Andrews airforce base, just 10 miles from Washington DC , until after the third plane had hit the Pentagon at 9.38 am. Why not? There were standard FAA intercept procedures for hijacked aircraft before 9/11. Between September 2000 and June 2001 the US military launched fighter aircraft on 67 occasions to chase suspicious aircraft (AP, August 13 2002). It is a US legal requirement that once an aircraft has moved significantly off its flight plan, fighter planes are sent up to investigate." [read more]    

Andreas Von Buelow

Former assistant German defense minister, director of the German Secret Service, minister for research and technology, and member of Parliament for 25 years.

"At 9 11, four planes for two hours were able to drive around, fly around even one hour in the direction going toward the west and then turn around and then comeback.  The military air force was not able to interdict them.  It's [un]imaginable." [read more]

Paul Craig Roberts

Former assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury

"I haven't looked at it very close, but I did go to Georgia Tech and I did learn some physics and I know enough physics to know that it is strictly impossible for those buildings to collapse in their own footprint, at free-fall speed except under controlled demolition.  Those buildings did not come down the way the 9-11 report says.  It is strictly impossible, in fact, it's a total, the account in the 911 report is a total contradiction to the laws of physics." [read more]

Dr. Morgan Reynolds

Professor emeritus at Texas A&M University , former chief economist at the Department of Labor

"The fundamental difficulty is not really disbelief about the ability to keep conspiracy secrets but disbelief that U.S. government officials could really collaborate in attacking America and take all those innocent lives at the World Trade Center . This is naïve. First, government is the instrument of social compulsion. Organized force is what government does. The belief that soft-hearted people rise to the top in government is akin to the belief that softies were whipping masters on slave plantations. [read more]  

9/11 VICTIM FAMILY MEMBERS

Lorie Van Auken

Widow and founding member of Family Steering Committee, Congressional Briefing testimony (beginning on page 10 of full report).

"For those who might question the reasoning and importance for re-examining the [9/11] Commission's report, the events that led up to and the day of September 11th, one only has to recall the enormous ramifications that the attacks of September 11th have had on our country. ...[Only] an honest re-evaluation of how the 9/11 attacks could have happened will allow us to reverse the adverse consequences of overreaching laws and the existing loop holes in our security systems in order to allow us to be safer in the future." [download full briefing]

WITNESSES

William Rodriguez

WTC janitor who single-handedly rescued fifteen people

" When I heard the sound of the explosion, the floor beneath my feet vibrated, the walls started cracking and it everything started shaking...  Seconds after the first massive explosion below in the basement still rattled the floor, I hear another explosion from way above ....  Although I was unaware at the time, this was the airplane hitting the tower, it occurred moments after the first explosion ...  I know there were explosives placed below the trade center.  I helped a man to safety who is living proof, living proof the government story is a lie and a cover-up. ....  The skin was hanging off his hands and arms. His injuries couldn't have come from the airplane above, but only from a massive explosion below. I don't care what the government says, what scientists say. I saw a man burned terribly from a fire that was caused from an explosion below ...  I have tried to tell my story to everybody, but nobody wants to listen. [read more]    

  

OTHER QUOTABLE COMMENTS

Dr. S. Shyam Sunder, (head of NIST)

A quote from a Mark Jacobson New York Magazine article (March 21, 2006) entitled "The Ground Zero Grassy Knoll" 

"I asked Dr. Sunder about 7 WTC. Why was the fate of the building barely mentioned in the final report?  This was a matter of staffing and budget, Sunder said. He hoped to release something on 7 WTC by the end of the year. NIST did have some "preliminary hypotheses" on 7 WTC, Dr. Sunder said. "We are studying the horizontal movement east to west, internal to the structure, on the fifth to seventh floors."  Then Dr. Sunder paused. "But truthfully, I don't really know. We've had trouble getting a handle on building No. 7."  [read more]

"After spending the better part of the last five years treating these theories with utmost skepticism, I have devoted serious time to actually studying them in recent months, and have also carefully watched several videos that are available on the subject. I have come to believe that significant parts of the 9/11 theories are true, and that therefore significant parts of the 'official story' put out by the U.S. government and the 9/11 Commission are false." Bill Christison, former National Intelligence Officer and the Director of the CIA's Office of Regional and Political Analysis

"For the next hour and 40 minutes [after the first 9/11 hijacking] no aircraft was put into the air, even though there was the Andrews Air Force base 10 minutes from Washington DC, a flight of F16s, a whole squadron, of top level fighters. No planes were flown in from other air force bases even though at top speed they were certainly within range. How did that happen? We know that when an aircraft goes off course, it is legal requirement that aircraft are put into the air to check on the position and purpose of commercial aircraft. Why on this single day did that not happen? In the previous 9 months, it had happened 67 times. It was a routine procedure. Why did it not happen on this very important day? That question has never been answered." ~ Michael Meacher, former environment minister, Secretary of Commerce and Secretary of Health in the Blair cabinet. Actually the question has been answered, but not officially, in Mike Ruppert's book Crossing The Rubicon. Cheney ordered the interceptors to stand down.click to watch

"I measured pieces of Soviet equipment from photographs. It was my job. I look at the hole in the Pentagon and I look at the size of an airplane that was supposed to have hit the Pentagon. The plane does not fit in that hole. So what did hit the Pentagon? What hit it? Where is it? What's going on?"
~ Albert Stubblebine, Major General, former head of Imagery Interpretation for Scientific and Technical Intelligence.click to watch

"Everybody's worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there's a really easy way: stop participating in it."
~ Noam Chomsky 1927-12-07—

"I call for a serious investigation of the hypothesis that WTC 7 and the Twin Towers were brought down, not just by impact damage and fires, but through the use of pre-positioned cutter-charges. I consider the official FEMA, NIST, and 9/11 Commission reports that fires plus impact damage alone caused complete collapses of all three buildings. And I present evidence for the controlled-demolition hypothesis, which is suggested by the available data, testable and falsifiable, and yet has not been analyzed in any of the reports funded by the US government."
~ Dr. Steven Jones, Physics Professor at BYU. In other words, the US government covered up the fact they took the buildings down themselves with explosives planted long before the planes hit.

When you give up liberty for security, you don't get security, you get the T word, tyranny.
~ Alex Jones

"Mohammed Heikal is a brilliant Egyptian journalist-observer, and sometime Foreign Minister. On 2001-10-10, he said to the Guardian: 'Bin Laden does not have the capabilities for an operation of this magnitude. When I hear Bush talking about al-Qaeda as if it were Nazi Germany or the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, I laugh because I know what is there. Bin Laden has been under surveillance for years: every telephone call was monitored and al-Qaeda has been penetrated by US intelligence, Pakistani intelligence, Saudi intelligence, Egyptian intelligence. They could not have kept secret an operation that required such a degree of organisation and sophistication."
~ Gore Vidal (1925-10-03—), The Enemy Within, 2002-10

"[Bin Laden supposedly confessed] to the al Qaeda September [attack] on the two towers in New York [claiming to be] the author of the 9/11 attack, while all the [intelligence services] of America and Europe… now know well that the disastrous attack had been planned and realised by the American CIA and the Mossad with the aid of the Zionist world, in order to frame the Arabic countries and in order to induce the western powers to take part… in [invading] Iraq [and] Afghanistan."
~ Francesco Cossiga, former president of Italy, 2007-12-06, original in Italian, Corriere della Sala newspaper

"The former president of Germany's domestic intelligence service, Eckehardt Werthebach (American Free Press, 2001-12-04) spells it out. The 9/11 attacks required 'years of planning' while their scale indicates that they were a product of 'state-organised actions'. There it is. Perhaps, after all, Bush Jnr was right to call it a war. But which state attacked us?"
~ Gore Vidal (1925-10-03—)

"If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy."
~ James Madison, while a United States Congressman

"Truth is like the sun. You can shut it out for a time, but it ain't goin' away."
~ Elvis Presley

"Naturally the common people don't want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
~ Hermann Goering, President of the Reichstag, Nazi Party, and Luftwaffe Commander in Chief

"The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State."
~ Joseph Goebbels, German Minister of Propaganda, 1933— 1945

"The broad masses of a population are more amenable to the appeal of rhetoric than to any other force."

"The art of leadership… consists in consolidating the attention of the people against a single adversary and taking care that nothing will split up that attention."

"All propaganda has to be popular and has to accommodate itself to the comprehension of the least intelligent of those whom it seeks to reach."

"What luck for rulers that men do not think."

"The size of the lie is a definite factor in causing it to be believed, for the vast masses of the nation are in the depths of their hearts more easily deceived than they are consciously and intentionally bad. The primitive simplicity of their minds renders them a more easy prey to a big lie than a small one, for they themselves often tell little lies but would be ashamed to tell a big one."
~ Adolf Hitler

Scary isn't it. Where else could the Republicans be getting their ideas from?

"If you don't read the newpaper you're uninformed; if you do read the newspaper you're misinformed."
~ Mark Twain

Link here to Quotes from 53 Senior Military, Intelligence, and Government Critics of 9/11 Commission Report.

GARY HART – Former Senator  "In terms of accountability, I think this is one of the great mysteries of the last three or four years. Three thousand Americans died three years ago, and no one lost his or her job over it. A president who says that he is a strong president, and those around him say he is, did not fire anyone. Either he was misled, in which case, somebody should have been fired. Or he misled us, in which case he should be fired."

ED ASNER - Actor and Activist "I fear that if the underlying issues of 9-11 truth are not demanded, that Iraq may be but a flame on an ocean of gasoline that may be used to ignite war after war after war. We cannot, as a peace & justice movement only address the flames. We must look at the fuel being used to justify the flames of war and repression at home and abroad.

We must look deeply at the events leading up to, on and since 9-11. We must demand full 9-11 truth." HOWARD ZINN – Author and Historian

"Whether one views the 9/11 'terrorist' attacks as blowback, a wake-up call, or an unjustified outrage, they have deeply affected the American psyche and our attitudes toward war, the future, and the world. . . .. After 9/11, this administration systematically nurtured the fear of further homeland attacks to justify its own assaults on constitutional rights as well as social and environmental programs that protected "the people" but fettered corporate power and control. . . . Democracy requires citizen vigilance, informed debate and official accountability." GORE VIDAL - Author

"We still don't know by whom we were struck that infamous Tuesday, or for what true purpose. But it is fairly plain to many civil libertarians that 9/11 put paid not only to much of our fragile Bill of Rights but also to our once-envied system of government which had taken a mortal blow the previous year when the Supreme Court did a little dance in 5/4 time and replaced a popularly elected President with the oil and gas Bush-Cheney junta."  'astonished military experts cannot fathom why the government's "automatic standard order of procedure in the event of a hijacking" was not followed'  "It is interesting how often in our history, when disaster strikes, incompetence is considered a better alibi than .... Well, yes, there are worse things."  KURT VONNEGUT - Author

I myself feel that our country, for whose Constitution I fought in a just war, might as well have been invaded by Martians and body snatchers. Sometimes I wish it had been. What has happened, though, is that it has been taken over by means of the sleaziest, low-comedy, Keystone Cops-style coup d'etat imaginable"  RICHARD CLARKE - Top White House Terrorism Advisor during 9/11

"Frankly, I find it outrageous that the president is running for re-election on the grounds that he's done such great things about terrorism," says Clarke in Sunday's interview. "He ignored it. He ignored terrorism for months, when maybe we could have done something to stop 9/11. Maybe. We'll never know."  Rumsfeld was saying we needed to bomb Iraq….We all said, 'but no, no. Al Qaeda is in Afghanistan," recounts Clarke, "and Rumsfeld said, 'There aren't any good targets in Afghanistan and there are lots of good targets in Iraq.' I said, 'Well, there are lots of good targets in lots of places, but Iraq had nothing to do with [the September 11 attacks].'"  ROBERT WRIGHT - FBI agent tracking terrorist cell in Chicago 98/01

Internal FBI memo June 2001 'the FBI, rather than trying to prevent a terrorist attack, "was merely gathering intelligence so they would know who to arrest when a terrorist attack occurred."  

MARK FLESSNER - Chicago federal prosecutor on above case 'evidently thought that something other than incompetence was involved, saying that there "were powers bigger than I was in the Justice Department and within the FBI that simply were not going to let [the building of a criminal case] happen."

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9/11 Quotes 

  

The Five Dancing Israelis Arrested On 9-11 and the Federal Assistance to Urban Moving Systems Inc 

  

Random Thoughts About 9/11...9/11 Truthers are the real patriots.... 

  

Lyndon B Johnson Pro-Zionist Activities explain why he betrayed The USS LIBERTY in 1967 when it was under Zionist attack 

  

Charles Goyette exposes Popular Mechanics lies about 9/11: Is this why Popular Mechanics canceled some appearances? 

  

U.S. Nukes "Guarded" By Israel (like border security, airport security, etc.) 

  

MacChurian Candidate John McCain is/was part of the PNAC (Project for the New American Century terror blueprint) 

  

9/11 TOWER OF INFORMATION 

  

Political dissent as terrorism: "Minnesota Patriot Act" charges filed against 8 youth who were organizing protests 

  

Soros' double-dealing in the Caucasus oil market 

  

Zionist obstruction of the 9/11 litigation; Zionists testing weapons on Palestinians; CIA uses Drug Planes for Rendition/Torture Flights, etc.... 

  

Russian archaeologists have found the long-lost capital of the Khazar kingdom 

  

Videos on Satanism, Masonry, Control of Money, Illuminati Symbols in UN/US, etc. 

  

One More Way That Pubic Wealth Is Privatized for the benefit of the Globalists Ruling Elite 

  

The Hidden History Of Zionism 

  

High Treason: 'Pentagon Lied To The 9/11 Commission' 

  

Video: Lou Dobbs Report on CNN: 94% of Senate Passes Bills in Secret without debate 

 

 

 

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