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9/11 Controlled Demolition of WTC Is Now a Fact, Not a Theory Theologian Says

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By Global Research

Global Research, October 21, 2005         


In two speeches to overflow crowds in New York last weekend, notable theologian David Ray Griffin argued that recently revealed evidence seals the case that the Twin Towers and WTC-7 were destroyed by controlled demolition with explosives. Despite the many enduring mysteries of the 9/11 attacks, Dr. Griffin concluded, “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.”

On Oct. 15th and 16th, New Yorkers filled two venues to hear the prominent theologian and author of two books on 9/11 give a presentation entitled “The Destruction of the Trade Towers: A Christian Theologian Speaks Out.” Dr. Griffin has continued to blaze a trail of courage, leading where most media and elected officials have feared to tread. His presentation went straight to the core of one of the most powerful indictments of the official story, the collapse of the towers and WTC 7.

Dr. Griffin included excerpts from the firemen’s tapes which were recently released as a result of a prolonged court battle led by victim’s families represented by attorney Norman Siegel and reported in the NY Times. He also included statements by many witnesses. These sources gave ample testimony giving evidence of explosions going off in the buildings. A 12 minute film was shown for the audiences, who saw for themselves the undeniable evidence for controlled demolition.

Dr. Griffin listed ten characteristics of the collapses which all indicate that the buildings did not fall due to being struck by planes or the ensuing fires. He explained the buildings fell suddenly without any indication of collapse. They fell straight into their own footprint at free-fall speed, meeting virtually no resistance as they fell–a physical impossibility unless all vertical support was being progressively removed by explosives severing the core columns. The towers were built to withstand the impact of a Boeing 707 and 160 mile per hour winds, and nothing about the plane crashes or ensuing fires gave any indication of causing the kind of damage that would be necessary to trigger even a partial or progressive collapse, much less the shredding of the buildings into dust and fragments that  could drop at free-fall speed. The massive core columns–the most significant structural feature of the buildings, whose very existence is denied in the official 9/11 Commission Report–were severed into uniform 30 foot sections, just right for the 30-foot trucks used to remove them quickly before a real investigation could transpire. There was a volcanic-like dust cloud from the concrete being pulverized, and no physical mechanism other than explosives can begin to explain how so much of the buildings’ concrete was rendered into extremely fine dust. The debris was ejected horizontally several hundred feet in huge fan shaped plumes stretching in all directions, with telltale “squibs” following the path of the explosives downward. These are all facts that have been avoided by mainstream and even most of the alternative media. Again, these are characteristics of the kind of controlled demolitions that news people and firefighters were describing on the morning of 9/11. Those multiple first-person descriptions of controlled demolition were hidden away for almost four years by the City of New York until a lawsuit finally forced the city to release them. Dr. Griffin’s study of these accounts has led him beyond his earlier questioning of the official story of the collapses, to his above-quoted conclusion: The destruction of the three WTC buildings with explosives by US government terrorists is no longer a hypothesis, but a fact that has been proved beyond a reasonable doubt.

It’s important to note that Dr. Griffin is one of many prominent intellectuals–including the likes of Gore Vidal, Howard Zinn, Peter Dale Scott, Richard Falk, Paul Craig Roberts, Morgan Reynolds and Peter Phillips–who have seen through the major discrepancies of the official explanation of 9/11 and have risen to challenge it. These brave individuals represent the tip of an ever-growing iceberg of discreet 9/11 skeptics. Indeed, 9/11 skepticism appears to be almost universal among intellectuals who have examined the evidence, since there has not yet been a single serious attempt to refute the case developed by Dr. Griffin and such like-minded thinkers as Nafeez Ahmed and Mike Ruppert. As for the general public, polls have shown that a strong  majority of Canadians (63%, Toronto Star, May ’04) and half of New Yorkers (Zogby, August 2004) agree that top US leaders conspired to murder nearly 3,000 Americans on 9/11/01.

How, then, can the mainstream US media continue to ignore the story of the century? Perhaps the best answer was given by Dr. Griffin himself in the conclusion of his talk, and is worth quoting at length:

“The evidence for this conclusion (that 9/11 was an inside job) has thus far been largely ignored by the mainstream press, perhaps under the guise of obeying President Bush’s advice not to tolerate “outrageous conspiracy theories.” We have seen, however, that it is the Bush administration’s conspiracy theory that is the outrageous one, because it is violently contradicted by numerous facts, including some basic laws of physics.  

“There is, of course, another reason why the mainstream press has not pointed out these contradictions. As a recent letter to the Los Angeles Times said:

“’The number of contradictions in the official version of . . . 9/11 is so overwhelming that . . . it simply cannot be believed. Yet . . . the official version cannot be abandoned because the implication of rejecting it is far too disturbing: that we are subject to a government conspiracy of ‘X-Files’ proportions and insidiousness.’
“The implications are indeed disturbing. Many people who know or at least suspect the truth about 9/11 probably believe that revealing it would be so disturbing to the American psyche, the American form of government, and global stability that it is better to pretend to believe the official version. I would suggest, however, that any merit this argument may have had earlier has been overcome by more recent events and realizations. Far more devastating to the American psyche, the American form of government, and the world as a whole will be the continued rule of those who brought us 9/11, because the values reflected in that horrendous event have been reflected in the Bush administration’s lies to justify the attack on Iraq, its disregard for environmental science and the Bill of Rights, its criminal negligence both before and after Katrina, and now its apparent plan not only to weaponize space but also to authorize the use of nuclear weapons in a preemptive strike.

“In light of this situation and the facts discussed in this lecture—as well as dozens of more problems in the official account of 9/11 discussed elsewhere—I call on the New York Times to take the lead in finally exposing to the American people and the world the truth about 9/11. Taking the lead on such a story will, of course, involve enormous risks. But if there is any news organization with the power, the prestige, and the credibility to break this story, it is the Times. It performed yeoman service in getting the 9/11 oral histories released. But now the welfare of our republic and perhaps even the survival of our civilization depend on getting the truth about 9/11 exposed. I am calling on the Times to rise to the occasion.”

Dr. Griffin’s speech given at the University of Wisconsin earlier this year, entitled “9/11 and the American Empire,” was broadcast twice on C-SPAN. In late September Dr. Griffin was asked to give expert testimony at hearings sponsored by Cynthia McKinney and the Congressional Black Caucus investigating the 9/11 Commission Report. He is currently Professor Emeritus at Claremont  at the Claremont School of Theology, California.

This weekend’s events were sponsored by, WBAI and the Muslim-Christian-Jewish Alliance for 9/11 Truth:
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    • Anonymous

      Yeah, I’m beginning to believe it was a controlled demolition of sorts. And the fact the Building 7 also fell with nothing hitting it. Very, very strange.

      • ThenAgain

        Since you seem new to this here is some other info. Just as important as the scam, is what group is at the top of all this, including 911. Most of the alternative media are zionist/govt fakes incl infowars and others, so it’s important to get to the core of the problem – who owns the fed reserve, who is behind the fake wars, who owns the media, who runs homeland, all of it done/run by zionists with help from treasoners in govt. A couple of good links to get you started -

      • rik russ


    • Anonymous

      “The media is ignoring the fact of controlled demolition”? How about the media was in on the planning and execution of 911? How else can you explain all their fake videos and stories that brainwashed the lemmings?

    • The Pete Santilli Show

      It’s impossible that the buildings fell as fast as they did. The towers turned to dust in mud air. There were steel beams captured in video turning to dust in mid air….explosives don’t dustily steel. See Dr. Judy Woods investigation in “Where did the towers go?”….if the towers fell in a demolition, where did the 1million+ tons of debri go? It never hit the ground….this is a proven fact that there was not enough debri

      • crabby

        exactly, if’n the floors pancaked then were’s the stack of pancaked floors. out of 110 floors ,,there would be at least 8 /10 floors stacked on the ground with rebar an concrete chucks ..

        there’s no chunks of concrete AT ALL..only dust .. all the concrete was pulverized.

        in order for pulverization, the downward free fall had to have caused the pulverizing.. an that would have slowed the free fall speed.. but it all fell at free fall speeds.

        the day before 9/10/01 rumsfield at 4 pm went to a podium an said the pentagon lost 2.3 trillion dollars an probably wont be found ..

        said that at 4 pm . so wouldn’t hit the news until next day.knowing the news of tomorrow would squash this news . heck, jesus christ could of surfaced an the next days news would of squashed it..

        notice , they always say or pass or sign laws. late in the day or on friday or best is a friday of a holiday weekend . it’s always advantage them .. maybe by monday something will came along an squash this news.

        oh yeah..guess where the plane hit .. ?

      • Anonymous

        dr judy wood doesnt show us this fabulous new weapon..

        youre wanting everyone to believe something you cant prove.

        911 can be proven to be a lie, without you, and without that judy wood looney… does she call you her biatch when your alone?

        • Anonymous

          whatever happens in amerika.. tune into the scumtilli show..

          doesnt matter if its 911.. bengazi
          mass shootings.. wars.. ufos..

          scummy manb00bs has the answer!

          he knows the truth.. and everyone that disagrees with him is a liar!

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    • ablmu65

      I won’t go into a lot of detail but for the record, YES the twin towers were brought down in a controlled manner. This was decided many years before when the first twin tower was bombed. Why? Had the truck bomb that was planted in the lower level of the parking garage been successful in toppling the tower (Feb – 1996) the loss of life and the damage toll would have made 9-11 look like a hit and run accident. It was decided that should this happen again those in power would have control on how the end game played out. It would not surprise me if other such megalithic structures have similar plans should the building structure become compromised.

    • Room With a View

      Hello, why isn’t the city locked down and arrests made. I mean, they made such a fuss over the firecrackers let off in Boston. Arrest the leader of the CIA and the Bush administration in power at the time. Send DHS to surround all golf courses until these crimminals are found.

    • Ideas Time

      Wow are you just now understanding this?

    • one voice

      Here’s a video of an interview of an ex officer of the Soviet nuclear intelligence who wrote a book explaining what happened to those buildings as well as the Pentagon and Flight 93. The blueprints for the WTC buildings as well as Sears Tower in Chicago included micro nuclear demolition charges to safely take those buildings down because of their construction. He explains why the dust.

      I don’t agree with his conclusion as to why the switch was pushed, but he was unaware that a war plan was already in print and a paper was on Bush’s desk to engage in war with OBL two days before nine eleven.

    • desertzonie

      It is time the people rear up and claim our nation and kick them all out puting in place a God fearing decent group of people who will stand for us all! We have got to limit governments control, and their time in office, not to mention their salaries; they work for us! We have GOT to get leadership that is real and honest; is that possible in such a greedy world? Trust is so shaky and people are so dishonest… make me sick! What are we going to do when WWIII starts and we have no strength of leadership or truth at the helm of our nation? People; it is time to stop being so stupid and get serious about who is in Washington and what is happening to America!!! If it takes commandeering the military that are real and truthful and marching on WA and rip those lying traitors out, so be it…..If there are enough of us-they will have to step out of the building and get out of WA!! We need real plan…let’s do it now while we can and before something truly terrible happens to us that was not an inside job and that traitors did not do to us! HOW CAN ANY AMERICAN DO SUCH IGNORANT AND STUPID THINGS TO OUR OWN NATION..FOR WHAT? IT CERTAINLY DOES NOT MAKE US STRONGETR OR SMARTER- JUST WEAKER AND BROKE!….A TAKING OVER OF THE GREATEST NATION IN THE WORLD BY THE MOST EVIL WITHIN….SOME TITLE TO LIVE DOWN HUH?

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