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9/11: Seeking Truth - Exposing Lies - Facing Reality
by Carol Brouillet
Tuesday Sep 1st, 2009 11:36 AM
National Geographic aired a show August 31st 2009 attacking leaders in the 9/11 Truth Movement as conspiracy theorists. The mighty wurlitzer aims its guns at those questioning the defining myth of the century, while more and more of the public and press give credence to the questions raised by the Truth Movement.
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Last night National Geographic aired Inside 9/11: Science and Conspiracy. As indicated on the National Geographic website, the show was told from the government’s perspective, dismissing those who question the validity of the official 9/11 Commission and NIST reports as “conspiracy theorists” who are weak on the basic principles of science. (This treatment was to be expected, considering a similar experience with National Geographic reported by Peter Lance, author of Triple Cross: How bin Laden's Master Spy Penetrated the CIA, the Green Berets, and the FBI--and Why Patrick Fitzgerald Failed to Stop Him; Cover Up: What the Government Is Still Hiding About the War on Terror; and 1000 Years for Revenge: International Terrorism and the FBI--the Untold Story.) Poorly designed pseudo-scientific experiments were shown and “conspiracy experts” tried to explain why David Ray Griffin, Steven E. Jones, Ph.D., Dylan Avery, and Richard Gage, AIA clung to their doubts about the official narrative despite the “evidence” that they were wrong. Recently there have been radio debates between National Geographic and David Ray Griffin and Dylan Avery.

The existence and destruction of World Trade Center 7, a 47-story steel-framed building that was not hit by an airplane or significant debris but nonetheless fell symmetrically into its own footprint in 7.5 seconds at 5:20 on 9/11, was omitted entirely from the official 9/11 Report. The explanation provided by the NIST report was that the collapse of this huge building, some of which NIST admitted occurred at free-fall acceleration, was due entirely to common office fires. When the NIST report came out in August of 2008, it was eclipsed by the Democratic and Republican conventions, the economic collapse, and the national elections. Jones, Gage, and Griffin immediately challenged the official narrative through speeches, scientific experiments, and peer reviewed papers published in journals and on the internet, but they were ignored by the mainstream press. Praise of the National Geographic show omit mention of World Trade Center 7.

Dylan Avery, whose 2005 Internet blockbuster “Loose Change” drew considerable media attention, became an unofficial spokesperson for the “Truth Movement” before he had a chance to research the subject in depth. In subsequent versions of “Loose Change,” Dylan took more time to do his homework, teaming up with David Ray Griffin who did the fact checking for the 3rd version, “Loose Change ­ Final Cut.” The world premiere of Dylan Avery’s latest film, “Loose Change: 9/11 An American Coup,” will take place at the 5th Annual 9/11 Film Festival on 9.09.09 at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, followed by Q & A with the filmmaker. The film features the latest research by Professor Steven E. Jones, who found the chemical evidence of military grade thermate (an explosive) in the World Trade Center dust. On the second evening of the film festival, David Ray Griffin will discuss the topic of his latest book, The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7- Why the Final Official Report About 9/11 is Unscientific and False.

The fact that National Geographic and other media entities attack those who question the official narrative is an indication that they consider the Truth Movement a threat. When a Denver public television station aired “9/11 Press for Truth” and Richard Gage’s “"9/11: Blueprint for Truth- The Architecture of Destruction” in August, the public responded with great enthusiasm and support. This was followed by an immediate attack on the station in the local press. We have witnessed a similar vilification of anyone who questions whether Lee Harvey Oswald was the sole assassin responsible for the death of J.F.K. The more evidence unearthed to the contrary, the louder the protestations, complete with incredible computer simulations of the “magic bullet,” designed to defend the Warren Commission cover-up.

As a media activist, organizer, publisher, filmmaker, and candidate for public office, I can say from hard experience that the greatest resistance to the basic facts about 9/11 that I have encountered comes from politicians and journalists. Even articles that hint at questioning the official story spark the wrath of other publications that vilify the offending writer or publication as a “conspiracy theorist.” Only pressure from the grassroots, as expressed in public polls, has allowed a few brave politicians and journalists to gingerly cross the line and seriously question the official narrative. These few politicians and journalists support efforts for a new, independent investigation with subpoena power, such as the NYC Coalition for Accountability Now (NYCCAN) campaign to get an initiative on the ballot in November.

It is heartening to me that some independent weekly newspapers such as the San Francisco Bay Guardian, the East Bay Express, and the San Francisco Bay View, as well as Pacifica’s KPFA radio station, publicly support the Northern California 9/11 Truth Alliance’s 5th Annual 9/11 Film Festival. It is shameful, however, that our supporters are harassed and targeted by other publications that reflect the general censoring of this topic by the American mainstream media. In contrast, the largest TV station in Sweden is sending out a reporter and film crew to the film festival to interview David Ray Griffin and Dylan Avery and to report on the Truth Movement. The courageous actor and activist Ed Asner has also helped us by recording public service announcements and radio spots in support of the film festival and 9/11 truth.

The National Geographic piece is a part of the coverup perpetrated by the mainstream media, and raises the question of whether the vast majority of people, who are being lied to, duped, and manipulated, will ever be able to break the pattern. When will we as a people wake up and hold the murderers, launchers of wars, torturers, and assailants upon civil and human rights accountable for their crimes? Will we be able to stop the next false flag attack upon civilians, such as a biological or nuclear attack that would allow the imposition of martial law and the removal of the last window dressings of democracy?

Filmmaker, author, investigative journalist, Eric Nadler (and brother of US Congressman Jerrold Nadler) will also be speaking following the West Coast premiere of his film “Anthrax War,” which delves into the anthrax attacks launched in the wake of 9/11 and the burgeoning bio-weapons/vaccine manufacturing industry. It is imperative that we educate the public about the very real threats to our safety so that we can take action to prevent these attacks. If enough people know what the forces behind the scenes are capable of, they will not be able to get away with it. There is power in spreading the truth, and there is great power in joining together in courage to create a better world.

We know that creating fear and division are favored methods to silence and crush dissent, thus manipulating and controlling individuals and nations. Therefore, it is essential that we join together to find the courage to relentlessly pursue truth and put a halt to the criminal violence being perpetuated upon us all.

§Dylan Avery
by Carol Brouillet Tuesday Sep 1st, 2009 11:36 AM
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§David Ray Griffin
by Carol Brouillet Tuesday Sep 1st, 2009 11:36 AM
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§Richard Gage
by Carol Brouillet Tuesday Sep 1st, 2009 11:36 AM
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§Eric Nadler
by Carol Brouillet Tuesday Sep 1st, 2009 11:36 AM
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§5th Annual 9/11 Film Festival
by Carol Brouillet Tuesday Sep 1st, 2009 11:36 AM
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Details on the Film Festival, speakers and films are posted at http://www.communitycurrency.org/filmfestival2009.html