9/11 Conspiracy Theorists: Patriotic Citizens or Just Plain Crazy?
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Repeats every week until Wed Feb 10 2010 .Wednesday, February 3, 2010 - 18:00 - 20:00
Citizens who question the Official Story of 9/11/01 are labeled Conspiracy Theorists and this is often the end of the discussion. That is an easy way to avoid a conversation that is uncomfortable to many. In this class, citizens are offered to take a non-political, non-emotional look at why millions of citizens of the nation and world have questioned the official story. This setting offers open discourse on the investigations that took place.
What do the conspiracy theorist know that we don't? Why do they continue to question the official explanation? Can we simply explain their opinions by calling them crazy and ignoring what they have to say? What is the 9/11 Truth Movement?
Most citizens are unaware of a third WTC building (#7) that completely collapsed even though it was not hit by a plane. This might be that it was never mentioned in a 428 page report by the 9/11 Commission even though it happened on the same day, in the same complex and in the same manner as the other two WTC buildings. Not even a paragraph about it. It also was reported collapsed by BBC and CNN prior to the collapse at 5:20 pm. Where did they get their information?
From Wikipeida, the two co-chairs of the 9/11 Commission, Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, believe that the government established the Commission in a way that ensured that it would fail. In their book "Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission" describing their experience serving, Hamilton listed a number of reasons for reaching this conclusion, including: the late establishment of the Commission and the very short deadline imposed on its work; the insufficient funds (3 million dollars), initially allocated for conducting such an extensive investigation (later the Commission requested additional funds but received only a fraction of the funds requested and the chairs still felt hamstrung); the many politicians who opposed the establishment of the Commission; the continuing resistance and opposition to the work of the Commission by many politicians, particularly those who did not wish to be blamed for any of what happened; the deception of the Commission by various key government agencies, including the Department of Defense, NORAD and the FAA; and, the denial of access by various agencies to documents and witnesses. "So there were all kinds of reasons we thought we were set up to fail." More money was spent on the Challenger disaster than the investigation into 9/11 attacks.
Millions of other citizens in our nation and world also have taken another look at these events and concluded that the investigation resulted in the least probable cause of the collapse of the WTC buildings. This includes 1,000 architects and engineers (ae911truth.org), firefighters (firefightersfor911truth.org), pilots (pilotsfor911truth.org), Scholars (stj911.org), medical professionals (mp911truth.org), journalists (mediafor911truth.org) and many patriots of our country (thepatriots.us).
In an exercise of the core values of a democracy, this course will allow interested parties to see scientific and physical evidence which was not included in the official investigations. The forum will be non-political, non-denominational, simply a discussion of a topic that the media and investigations has failed to provide to the citizens of this country.
In this class we will watch documentaries, videos, listen to interviews and look at the official explanation documents.
This class is free and open to all citizens.
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More than three years ago I attended a film where I learned of a third WTC building (#7) that completely collapsed even though it was not hit by a plane. In the time that has passed, I have realized that the vast majority of the population is unaware of this third building. It was never mentioned in a 428 page report by the 9/11 Commission even though it happened on the same day, in the same complex and in the same manner as the other two WTC buildings. In an act and exercise of a democracy, this course will allow interested parties to see scientific and physical evidence which was not included in the official investigations. The forum will be non-political, non-denominational, simply a discussion of a topic that appears to be forbidden in the mainstream media. I have read the two official investigations (9/11 Commission and NIST report), watched many dozens of documentaries, read related books on both sides of the argument, listened to interviews, and researched anything I can get my hands on. I am the chair of Minnesotans for 9/11 Truth. www.mn911truth.org We encourage other citizens to take an open minded second look at the events of this day. In my professional work I am a building scientist working with energy issues.
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