Saturday, June 16, 2007

9/11 simply refuses to go away! (3-part video)

1. Prof. John McMurtry questions 9/11 Orthodoxy

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In part 1 of this 3-part series, John McMurtry notes that 9/11 should be recognized as a major turning point in modern history, perhaps western civilization. It is therefore of great importance that 9/11 be properly understood. McMurtry calls attention to the most prominent left gatekeeper, Noam Chomsky, who is "normally critical of established official stories," but holds on to the official conspiracy theory, the "least plausible conspiracy theory," despite its many "gaping holes."

As such, McMurtry says, left gatekeepers "are blocking out the same things the official mainstream media and governments are blocking out which is... what in fact went on on 9/11?" The absolute falsity of the official story is undeniable, the philosopher asserts. "It's scientifically confirmable; we have evidence for it and we don't have good evidence against it... it's a scientific hypothesis...we can regard as valid."

McMurtry recalls during the Reagan administration he watched those in power telegraphing their intentions by accusing others of doing what they were doing or planning to do to "the enemy-of-the-day." There are real conspiracies, McMurtry notes: there has "in fact been a conspiracy to rule the world, indeed, but whose conspiracy has it been? Who is now ruling the world, and how have they come to do so? So the fact that we get projected onto a conspiracy theory is just another repetition of an ancient operation which is predictable on the part of this regime. A key element in the continuity of anti-communist or anti-terrorist conspiracy is making the public afraid of being called a "conspiracy theorist" - telling the truth or even thinking about such matters.

McMurtry touches on some of the gaping holes in the official story, then turns his attention to qui bono, who benefits? In whose interests was it that this crime occurred?

[John McMurtry, professor of philosophy and university professor emeritus, University of Guelph, is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. McMurtry's presentation was prepared for the Vancouver 9/11 Truth Conference, June 22-24, 2007. Produced by Snowshoe Documentary Films.].

2. Dr Graeme MacQueen delivers statement on 9/11 cover-up

The New York City Fire Department, under the direction of Fire Commissioner Tom Von Essen, collected the testimony of 503 first-responder EMTs, Port Authority police, and firefighters. It came to 12,000 pages. The 9/11 Commission, run by White House appointee and Neocon insider, Philip Zelikow, rejected the testimony, just ignored it as "not germane" to the foregone conclusion. Also, the data was somewhat explosive...

[Dr Graeme MacQueen's statement was drafted for the Vancouver 9/11 Conference, June 22-24, 2007. Produced by Snowshoe Documentary Films.]

3. Explosive Testimony from NYFD 9/11 Eyewitnesses

Within a month of 9/11, NYC fire commissioner Thomas Von Essen, a 30-year NYFD vet, set up interviews with fire, port authority police and EMT first responders to record their initial impressions of what they experienced on Sept 11.

The stories of 503 men and women ran to 12,000 pages. Graeme MacQueen, a recently retired religious studies professor, read them all. In addition to the heartrending nature of many of the stories, the consistent theme was of hearing, feeling and seeing explosions, a controlled demolition. Failure to officially acknowledge this evidence is further proof of an inside job. MacQueen (McMaster University, Ontario, Canada) narrowed down the testimony of 118 first responders as especially court-worthy testimony. But he notes the entire testimony was excluded by the 9/11 Commission, as well as the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST):

Firefighter Angel Rivera:
"When we hit the 19th floor, something horrendous happened. It was like a bomb went off. We thought we were dead. The whole building shook."

NYFD Asst. Commissioner Stephen Gregory: "I thought that I saw... low level flashes... I saw flash-flash- flash, and then it looked like the building came down. You know like when they blow up a building, when it falls down? That's what I thought I saw."

Firefighter Daniel Rivera: "At first I thought it was... You ever see professional demolitions where they set the charges on certain floors and then you hear, 'pop-pop-pop-pop-pop'? That's exactly what, because I thought it was that, when I heard that frigging noise, that's when I saw the building coming down."

NYFD Captain Karin Deshore: "Somewhere around the middle of the World Trade Center there was this orange and red flash coming out. Initially it was just one flash. Then this flash kept popping, all the way around the building, and that building had started to explode."

[Dr Graeme MacQueen is Founding Director of the Centre for Peace Studies (McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario). Produced by Snowshoe Documentary Films.]