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2007-11-11

patriots question 911--professors list





http://patriotsquestion911.com/professors.html  (about half were excluded from my list, below)
 
William Willers, PhD
Professor Emeritus, Biology and Microbiology, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Founder and President, Superior Wilderness Action Network. Editor of Learning to Listen to the Land and Unmanaged Landscapes: Voices For Untamed Nature.
  • Essay 12/15/06: "On December 8, The Nation ... published an essay by Christopher Hayes ... titled "9/11: The Roots of Paranoia," in which the author ... disparages the "so-called" 9/11 Truth Movement, which he calls "a rabbit hole of delusion." ... Two of the scholars he identifies by name: theologian David Ray Griffin and physicist Steven Jones. ...

    Regarding investigative thoroughness, the two scholars cited, Griffin and Jones, are scrupulous in their investigative methodology. Moreover, James Fetzer, a leading 9/11 skeptic and retired professor of philosophy, has written numerous well-received books on research technique and cognitive inquiry. Hayes' suggestion that the Truth Movement is based on half-baked ideas and lies is simply untrue.

    Nor are 9/11 skeptics of note only in academe. Go to www.patriotsquestion911.com (really, go to it) and find an astonishing list of figures who flatly reject the official version of the 9/11 Commission. They include individuals from the U.S. Senate (e.g., Mark Dayton, D-MN), the House (e.g., Curt Weldon, R-PA), the FBI (e.g., Louis Freeh, former director), the CIA (e.g., Raymond McGovern and Bill Christison), the Departments of Defense (e.g., Morton Goulder, under Nixon, Ford and Carter), Treasury (e.g., Paul Craig Roberts, under Reagan), Labor (e.g., Morgan Reynolds under Bush II), Justice (e.g., John Loftus, under Carter and Reagan), State (e.g., George Kenny, under Bush I), and the U.S. Military (e.g., Major General Albert Stubblebine). Given that such open expressions are dangerous for one's professional life, it is safe to assume that for each one who comes forward, there are many remaining silent. ...

    Yes, the Truth Movement "raises questions", and the questions are of vastly greater importance than any theories that might arise from them. It is not necessary -- perhaps not even desirable -- to resort to scenarios that can then be dashed by the belittling label of "conspiracy" which, like the word "paranoia", can be applied to neutralize valid concerns. The questions themselves are so numerous and significant that demands for honest answers are implicit within them." http://www.dissidentvoice.org
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James Petras, PhD – Bartle Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Binghamton University, SUNY, New York, and Adjunct Professor at Saint Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia. Author and co-author of numerous books on society, economic systems, and social justice, including: Mediterranean Paradoxes: The Politics and Social Structure of Southern Europe (1994), Globalization Unmasked: Imperialism in the 21st Century (2001), The Dynamics of Social Change in Latin America (2004), A System in Crisis: The Dynamics of Free Market Capitalism (2004), Social Movements and State Power (2005), Empire with Imperialism: The Globalizing Dynamics of Neoliberal Capitalism (2006)
  • Essay 4/6/03: "... Al Queda as an effective international terrorist organization never existed - nor has it even come into existence under conditions of maximum Western terrorist assault on a Muslim population.

    The idea of an 'international terrorist conspiracy' was completely fabricated by Washington and embellished by the empty bellicose rhetoric of Bin Laden, a leader without a following, a leader created by the mass media, a leader incapable of directing a single operative terrorist attack.

    If there is no evidence of the operative existence of Al Queda, and if Bin Laden has no effective following, it is clear there never was any terrorist conspiracy. The idea was fabricated by Washington to justify previous plans designed by Wolfowitz and Perle (1992, 1998) to conquer the Middle East.

    The fact that the 'worldwide terrorist conspiracy' is a clear fabrication, raises fundamental questions about the event which triggered the US drive for military conquest - 9/11.

    It is now a well known fact that there was no connection between Iraq and Bin Laden/Al Queda, despite forceful efforts by Colin Powell to present the UN with bogus evidence. But what is equally important, the US, the UN, Tony Blair, the Afghan narco-warlords and other US allies have never found a single piece of evidence linking Bin Laden/Al Queda with the terrorist incidents of 9/11. ... The logical conclusion is that Bin Laden/Al Queda had at best a marginal role, if any. What we do know is that several of the terrorists easily obtained multiple entry visas in Saudi Arabia from the US embassy. That at least two of the hijackers were trained at US military bases. That the FBI and CIA had prior notice of a hijacking and let the operatives proceed. That Condaleeza Rice admitted to prior knowledge of a "traditional hijacking" a short time before it occurred. That US airforce planes were not commanded to action until after the hijackers succeeded. ... At the least we can say that those who fabricated stories of weapons of mass destruction, of Iraqis welcoming US invaders, of all- powerful international terrorist organizations are at the least capable of fabricating the story of 9/11." http://www.rebelion.org
  • Bio: http://en.wikigadugi.org/wiki/James_Petras
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Michael Keefer, PhD – Professor, College of Arts, University of Guelph. Former President, Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English. Graduate, Royal Military College of Canada.
  • Essay, a rebuttal to Alexander Cockburn 12/16/06: "As anyone who presumes to hold forth on this aspect of the 9/11 evidence should know, what is really incriminating about the failure to intercept the aircraft which were flown on that day into the Twin Towers and (by the official account) into the Pentagon is not the simple absence of fighter-interceptors over New York and Washington, but rather the fact that that absence was ensured by a series of concurrent military exercises which had transferred most of the available interceptors out of the northeastern region, and which for a crucial period that morning left the military air traffic controllers responsible for vectoring the remaining fighters into position unable to determine which of the many blips appearing on their radar screens represented actual as opposed to simulated threats. We can add to this what seems the no less incriminating testimony of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta to the 9/11 Commission, which suggests very strongly that Vice President Cheney had ordered a stand-down of missile defenses protecting Washington DC. ...

    But like the 9/11 Commission, he [Cockburn] manages quietly to forget about the collapse of WTC 7 late in the afternoon of 9/11: this [610 feet tall] 47-story steel-framed tower, which was damaged by debris from the North Tower but not struck by any aircraft, collapsed at free-fall speed into its own footprint in what half a dozen different videos show to have been a classic implosion demolition. Significantly, FEMA and NIST have failed to offer any plausible alternative explanation of this collapse.

    As to the questions of how, when, or by whom demolition charges may have been planted: there is evidence, though Cockburn may not be interested in exploring it, of activity on unoccupied floors of the Twin Towers just prior to 9/11 that is consistent with the placing of such charges." http://www.911truth.org

  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice
  • Bio: http://www.mos.umu.se
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Diana Ralph, PhD – Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Carleton University. Author of Work and Madness: The Rise of Community Psychiatry.
  • Contributing author, The Hidden History of 9/11 ("Islamophobia and the "War On Terror": The Continuing Pretext for U.S. Imperial Conquest"), published by Elsevier, 2006: "Researchers are uncovering extensive, credible evidence that the official account of the 9-11 attacks is untenable. Although al-Qaeda may have had the resources to get hijackers onto planes with box cutters, it did not have the power to shut down FBI investigations of suspected hijackers, to set up distracting war games on 9-11-2001, to issue stand-down orders preventing effective military response, or to cause two WTC towers [each 1300+ feet tall, 110 stories] plus Building 7 [610 feet tall, 47 stories, and not hit by an airplane] to collapse using demolition explosives. ... Western intelligence knew about the 9-11 attack plans as early as 1995, and may have facilitated and exploited them for their own ends. Some suggest that the U.S. may even have directly planned and carried them out. Regardless of whether it simply facilitated the attacks or carried them out themselves, there is little doubt that the U.S. was involved."


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice. Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the 9/11 attacks."
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Benjamin Demott, PhD (1924 - 2005) – Mellon Professor of Humanities Emeritus, Amherst College. Former board member, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. Author of several works of cultural criticism, including Junk Politics: The Trashing of the American Mind (2005), Killer Woman Blues: Why Americans Can't Think Straight about Gender and Power (2000) and The Trouble With Friendship: Why Americans Can't Think Straight about Race (1995).
  • Essay in Harpers Magazine, 10/04 Whitewash as Public Service: "The plain, sad reality—I report this following four full days studying the work—is that The 9/11 Commission Report, despite the vast quantity of labor behind it, is a cheat and a fraud. It stands as a series of evasive maneuvers that infantilize the audience, transform candor into iniquity, and conceal realities that demand immediate inspection and confrontation. ...

    At the core of all these failures lies a deep wariness of earnest, well-informed public debate. ...

    There's little mystery about why the Commission is tongue-tied. It can't call a liar a liar. ...

    The Commission, in sum, offers peace through exculpation, evasion, and entertainment—and in doing so dangerously reenergizes a national relish for fantasy." http://www.harpers.org

  • Bio: http://www.boston.com
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Clare Brandabur, PhD – Assistant Professor, English Literature, Dogus University.
  • Statement to this website 1/12/07: "When I first watched the mesmerizing pictures of the collapse of the Twin Towers and Building Number 7, my reaction was a kind of numb disbelief which later gave way to a perception of the whole event as an elaborately staged piece of theatre. ...

    But it had to be made to look like an attack by Arab/Islamic terrorists. Many researchers have now shown how the so-called hijackers were set up as a cover for the real professional state-terrorists who actually coordinated the attacks. ...

    Although I have spoken to people who fear what will happen if the public at large finds out the truth, I believe that dismantling the 9/11 hoax and exposing to public view the real perpetrators is essential for salvaging American democracy. Link to full statement

  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice. Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the 9/11 attacks."
  • Bio: http://cosmos.ucc.ie

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Bryan Sacks – Adjunct Professor, Department of English and Philosophy, Drexel University. Contributing author to Elsevier's The Hidden History of 9/11 ("The Compromised 9-11 Commission").
  • Essay 6/26/04: "... several FBI "street-level" investigations into the activities of the 9/11 terrorists were stymied by higher-ups in the weeks prior to 9/11, each under strange circumstances, and well before the street-level agents felt like they had reached their "logical end". ...

    1) Ken Williams of the Phoenix FBI office sent a now-famous July 10, 2001 memo to the counterterrorism division of the FBI suggesting that the organization institute a national program to keep tabs on suspicious flight-school students. ... Williams ... also warned of a possible "effort by Osama bin Laden to send students to the US to attend civil aviation universities and colleges" ... His suggestion for a national program was ignored before 9/11;

    2) FBI agent Robert Wright of the Chicago field office, who had been investigating a suspected terrorist cell for three years, was informed in January 2001 that the case was being closed. This despite Wright's contention that his case was growing stronger. ...

    Three months before September 11, Wright wrote a stinging internal memo charging that the FBI was not interested in thwarting a terrorist attack, but rather "was merely gathering intelligence so they would know who to arrest when a terrorist attack occurred." ...

    3) Legal officer Colleen Rowley worked in the FBI's Minneapolis field office when agents arrested Zacarias Moussaoui in August of 2001. ... The Minneapolis [office] felt so strongly about the need to detain him that a request was sent to FBI headquarters to search Moussaoui's laptop computer under the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act.

    Approximately 10,000 requests under FISA over the past 20 years had been made without a single request being turned down, but the Minneapolis agency's request never got out of the FBI. ... the request was never forwarded for FISA consideration, spurring Rowley to charge that the FBI was "sabotaging" the case, and another agent to charge that headquarters was "setting this up for failure." ...

    4) On Aug 28, 2001 the New York FBI office requested opening a criminal investigation in soon-to-be hijacker Khalid Almihdhar based on evidence he had been involved in the USS Cole bombing. The request was turned down, on the basis that, as Griffin puts it, "Almihdhar could not be tied to the Cole investigation without the inclusion of sensitive intelligence information." This led one frustrated FBI agent to write in an email that "someday someone will die--and. . . the public will not understand why we were not more effective."...

    There are several other aspects about the FBI’s behavior pre- and post-9/11 that scream out for further investigation." http://www.count
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Lt. Col. Stephen L. Butler, EdD, U.S. Air Force (ret) – Former Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the Defense Language Institute. Served as a B-52 Radar Navigator in the Gulf War. 24-year Air Force career.
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Eric Karlstrom, PhD – Professor of Geography, California State University, Stanislaus. Former Professor of Geography at Northern Arizona University and The University of Kansas. Author or co-author of 23 professional papers on soils, geomorphology, and paleoclimate which have been published in peer-reviewed national and international journals. Author of 20 additional papers which have appeared in non-refereed journals, guidebooks, and books. Director and composer of the documentary film An Awakening Journey - Songs and Voices from the Earth (2006). Composer, recording artist and performer (piano, guitar, banjo and vocals) of nine CDs.
  • 75-page monograph 9/11 Was an Inside Job and a "Psy-Op" 9/20/06: "While overwhelming evidence indicates 9/11 was an inside job, even the FBI now admits that no credible evidence points to Osama bin Laden and the 19 alleged "terrorists" as perpetrators. No trial or impartial investigation of the crime has yet occurred. In fact, the official 9/11 story, that 19 alleged hijackers with box-cutters fooled the best military/defense system in the world, is itself an outrageous conspiracy theory. Certainly these men, at least six of whom are still alive, lacked the motivation and the ability to carry out the attacks by themselves. Certainly, 9/11 was not an "intelligence failure," as the government/media complex has characterized it. Rather, 9/11 was an elaborate hoax, a staged "war pretext incident," engineered to fool the American people into accepting wars of aggression abroad as well as a rollback of their civil liberties. As such, 9/11 is a typical example of "state-sponsored, false-flag terrorism" and a covert, "black op" orchestrated by rogue elements within the U.S. government. It is "false-flag" because it was blamed on a political target group, the Muslims." MS Word doc at http://erickarlstrom.com/Articles
  • Website: http://erickarlstrom.com/index.html



Bruce R. Henry, PhD
– Professor Emeritus, Mathematics and Computer Science, Worcester State College. Former guidance systems engineer for Polaris and Trident missiles, General Electric Co.
  • Statement to this website 6/11/07: "It is clear extraordinarily powerful explosives were used to destroy the WTC Twin Towers. Careful scrutiny of video of the collapse of the South Tower (WTC2) shows the upper segment (above the airplane strike) listing, then dropping, then disintegrating or pulverizing. There was a massive explosion near ground level immediately before those events. The tilt-then-drop sequence shows the building's central structural steel core ... had by some agency been made insubstantial and unable to bear weight. Putting that together with the ground level blast and the subsequent pulverization it is clear very powerful explosives had to have been in play. The airplane strike was a mere smokescreen.

    Who planted the explosives? What kind of explosives were used? When were they planted? And for what reasons would someone destroy ... the Twin Towers? Simple logic requires of a credible account of the 9/11 events that it explain ALL details clearly shown in documentary footage, together with all other known facts. The Official Story does not even come close to meeting that standard."


  • Article 8/12/06: "The sudden collapse, the seamless downward cascade of the crumbling WTC towers planted doubt in Bruce Henry's mind. The way the buildings fell didn't seem right. The implosion-like plummeting, the absence of central beams and girders refusing to fall, the speed of the collapse -- all raised suspicion for the retired mathematics professor from Worcester. "To me it seems so transparent with a minimal amount of reflection that there's something catawampus," or cockeyed, with the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Finally, he came to a shocking conclusion that runs counter to the accepted history of America's darkest day: The towers, he believes, "were brought down by planted explosives." http://www.informationliberation.com/?id=14428

  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth


William Rice, PE – Former Professor of Engineering at Vermont Technical College where he taught engineering materials, structures lab, and other building related courses. Registered Professional Civil Engineer who worked on structural steel and concrete buildings in Boston, New York, and Philadelphia.
  • Essay Vermont Guardian 3/1/07: "Having worked on structural steel buildings as a civil engineer in the era when the Twin Towers were designed and constructed, I found some disturbing discrepancies and omissions concerning their collapse on 9/11. The interesting fact is that each of these 110-story Twin Towers fell upon itself in about ten seconds at nearly free-fall speed. This violates Newton’s Law of Conservation of Momentum that would require that as the stationary inertia of each floor is overcome by being hit, the mass (weight) increases and the free-fall speed decreases.

    Even if Newton’s Law is ignored, the prevailing theory would have us believe that each of the Twin Towers inexplicably collapsed upon itself crushing all 287 massive columns on each floor while maintaining a free-fall speed as if the 100,000, or more, tons of supporting structural-steel framework underneath didn't exist.

    Controlled demolition is so politically unthinkable that the media not only demeans the messenger but also ridicules and "debunks" the message rather than provide investigative reporting. Curiously, it took 441 days for the president’s 9/11 Commission to start an "investigation" into a tragedy where more than 2,500 WTC lives were taken. The Commission’s investigation also didn't include the possibility of controlled-demolition, nor did it include an investigation into the "unusual and unprecedented" manner in which WTC Building #7 collapsed. http://www.vermontguardian.com/commentary/03...



Horst Ehmke, PhD – Professor of Law, University of Freiburg. Former Minister of Justice (West Germany). Former Minister for Research and Technology. Cabinet Member under Chancellors Kurt Kiesinger and Willy Brandt 1966 - 1974. Author of Politik der praktischen Vernunft: Aufsätze und Referaten (Pragmatic Politics) (1969), Politik als Herausforderung (The Challenge of Politics) (1974), Democratic Socialism and Eurocommunism: The Policy of Detente and Ideological Controversy (1977), Das Portrait, Horst Ehmke: Reden und Beiträge (Self Portrait of Horst Ehmke: Speeches and Essays) (1980), Beiträge zur Verfassungstheorie und Verfassungspolitik (Writings on Constitutional Theory and Politics) (1981), A Second Phase of Detente (1987), Mittendrin: Von der grossen Koalition zur deutschen Einheit (In the Midst of It: From the Federal Republic to German Unification) (1994).


Francis Boyle, PhD, LLD
– Professor of International Law at the University of Illinois, Champaign. A leading practitioner and advocate of international law. He was responsible for drafting the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, the American implementing legislation for the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention. He served on the Board of Directors of Amnesty International (1988-1992), and represented Bosnia- Herzegovina at the World Court. He holds a Doctor of Law Magna Cum Laude as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science, both from Harvard University.
  • Article 12/13/06: "The real culprits behind the 2001 anthrax attack on Congress were most likely US government scientists at the army's Ft. Detrick, MD., bioterrorism lab according to a former government biological weapons legislator and University of Illinois Professor.

    Dr. Francis A. Boyle says the FBI covered up these facts and has also quite clearly stated that he doubts the official government story that 19 arabs with boxcutters perpetrated the attacks of 9/11.

    "I believe the FBI knows exactly who was behind these terrorist anthrax attacks upon the United States Congress in the Fall of 2001, and that the culprits were US government-related scientists involved in a criminal US government bio-warfare program," Boyle says in his new book Biowarfare and Terrorism.

    Boyle goes on to inquire, "Could the real culprits behind the terrorist attacks on 11 September 2001, and the immediately following terrorist anthrax attacks upon Congress ultimately prove to be the same people? Could it truly be coincidental that two of the primary intended victims of the terrorist anthrax attacks - Senators Daschle and Leahy - were holding up the speedy passage of the pre-planned USA Patriot Act ... an act which provided the federal government with unprecedented powers in relation to US citizens and institutions?" http://infowars.net


  • Bio: http://www.law.uiuc.edu/faculty


Paul Zarembka, PhD – Professor of Economics, State University of New York at Buffalo. Editor, The Hidden History of 9-11-2001, published by Elsevier, 2006.
  • Essay: Initiation of the 9-11 Operation, with Evidence of Insider Trading in The Hidden History of 9-11-2001: "The peer-reviewed study in the Journal of Business by Allen Poteshman (2006) trumps casual new remarks about whether the stock market and/or airline stocks were going down before 9-11 as an explanation for rising put-option purchases. .. it goes beyond anecdotal comments ... . It is a complicated statistical exercise ... Poteshman finds ... these purchases [of options on American Airline stock] ... had only 1 percent probability of occurring simply randomly.

    We have focused on option trading in AA [American Airline] and UA [United Airline]. But there is a lot more to be discussed in a more complete study. For example, Mathewson and Nol (2001) report: At Morgan Stanley ... put options jumped between Sept 6 and Sept 10 , almost 27 times a previous daily average ...

    We are not surprised that the Commission avoided any and all such types of information."


  • Editor's note: The 9/11 Commission states in its Monograph on Terrorist Financing, "The U.S. government investigation unequivocally concluded that there was no evidence of illicit trading in the U.S. markets with knowledge of the terrorist attacks. The Commission staff, after an independent review of the government investigation, has discovered no reason to doubt this conclusion." For more information on 9/11-related investment irregularities, see Ernst Welteke and William Bergman.


  • Website: http://ourworld.compuserve.com


Morgan Reynolds, PhD – Professor Emeritus, Economics, Texas A&M University. Former Director of the Criminal Justice Center at the National Center for Policy Analysis. Former Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Labor under George W. Bush 2001 - 2002.
  • Video 6/2/06: "I first began to suspect that 9/11 was in inside job when the Bush-Cheney Administration invaded Iraq. … We can prove that the government’s story is false." http://video.goo


  • Essay 6/9/05: "It is hard to exaggerate the importance of a scientific debate over the cause(s) of the collapse of the twin towers [each 1300+ feet tall, 110 stories] and building 7. If the official wisdom on the collapses is wrong, as I believe it is, then policy based on such erroneous engineering analysis is not likely [to] prove to be sound." http://www.l...


  • [Editor's note: WTC Building 7 was 610 feet tall, 47 stories, and was not hit by an airplane. It would have been the tallest building in 33 states. However, no mention of its collapse appears in the 9/11 Commission's "full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks." Watch the collapse video here. And 5 1/2 years after 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of its collapse.]


  • Bio: http://nomoregames.net/index.php?page=bio


John D. Maguire, PhD – President Emeritus since 1998 of the Claremont University Consortium, and a Senior Fellow and faculty member of Claremont Graduate University's School of Politics and Economics. He concurrently serves as a fellow at the Institute for Democratic Renewal, directing projects on racial and social justice and the renewal of democracy. He served as president of the State University of New York's College at Old Westbury from 1970-81. Dr. Maguire serves on the boards of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, the Tomas Rivera Policy Institute, the Eureka Communities and Union Theological Seminary. Former Director of the Salzburg, Austria Seminar. Member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Fellow of the Society for Values in Higher Education. Senior Consultant to Project Change.
  • Review of The New Pearl Harbor 4/27/04: "I found Griffin's book a profoundly disturbing compendium of all the arguments for why there has been a conspiracy around 9/11. He begins with a table of eight levels of complicity, from little to overwhelming and lets the reader decide where along the scale reality may lie. Two reminders of my Yale training jumped to mind: one was Leslie Weatherhead's distinction between the permissive and ordaining wills of God; some things God allows to happen; other things God directs to happen. (Application. Since it is overwhelmingly clear the the Bushies knew such an attack was coming, did they--so overwhelmed with a passion to get into a war with Iraq--simply allow the events of 9/11 or actually conspire and were involved in various ways in their happening?) The other "ancient artifact" is Griffin's style of presentation. It reminded me deeply of St. Thomas' Summas, more Contra Gentiles than Theologica. Griffin methodically lays out the argument, gives you counter arguments and leads you to the profoundly disturbing conclusion that not only was there complicity, there was conspiracy." http://www.amazon.com


  • Bio: http://www.race-democracy.org/ABOUT_BIOS.htm


Major John M. Newman, PhD, U.S. Army (ret) – Professor of History and International Relations, University of Maryland. Former Executive Assistant to the Director of the National Security Agency. Former military attaché in China. 21-year career in U.S. Army Intelligence.
  • Congressional briefing testimony 7/22/05 (p.36): "It falls to me this morning to bring to your attention the story of Saeed Sheikh, whose full name is Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh, and his astonishing rise to power in Al Qaeda, his crucial role in 9/11, which is completely, utterly, missing from the 9/11 Commission report…

    The 9/11 Commission which studied US intelligence and law enforcement community performance in great detail, (maybe not so much great detail, but they did), neglected to cover the community’s performance during the weeks following the attacks to determine who was responsible for them, not a word about that in the Report.

    The Report does discuss the immediate US responses but the immediate investigation is never addressed, and anyone who has closely studied the post-9/11 investigation knows that the first breakthrough came two weeks into the investigation when the money transfers from the United Arab Emirates to the hijackers were uncovered.

    Furthermore, if you have studied that investigation, you know there is no disputing that while investigators may have struggled with the identity of the paymaster, they were clear about one thing, he was Al Qaeda’s finance chief. For this reason alone you have to ask why the 9/11 Commission Report never mentions the finance chief’s role as the 9/11 paymaster." http://www.vt911.org


Carolyn Baker, PhD – Adjunct Professor of History, New Mexico State University. Author and former psychotherapist. Her books include U.S. History Uncensored: What Your High School Textbook Didn't Tell You (2006), The Journey of Forgiveness: Fulfilling The Healing Process (2000), and Reclaiming the Dark Feminine: The Price of Desire (1996).
  • Review of 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out 1/18/07: "Professors David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott have edited a masterpiece of critical thinking and scholarly analysis in this collection of articles by intellectuals who have broken silence on the atrocities of September 11, 2001. ...

    In my opinion, one of the most important aspects of critical thinking is asking questions which is due, in part, to my preference for questions rather than answers written in stone. This is the paramount reason for my enthusiastic support for the 9/11 truth movement. As long as a community of thinkers, and indeed, the citizenry at large, continue to question the events of September 11, there is at least a spark of hope that at some point, with the proper conditions and at the right time, that spark might be fanned into a flame of revolution." Link to the review


  • Article originally published in From the Wilderness 9/06 : "On this fifth anniversary of the horror that gripped America on September 11, 2001, one thing feels extraordinarily appropriate to me: Acknowledging not only our grief for the innocent victims of that day’s butchery, but our grief for all of the valiant men and women who have sacrificed everything but their lives to illumine the reality of the coup d’etat that took place on that day as the United States government orchestrated the attacks then immediately implemented its pathetic, shabby coverup which non-questioning Americans have accepted ever since." http://www.intellectual


  • Bio: http://carolynbaker.org/administrative/about-me




Eric Larsen, PhD - Professor of English, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York 1971 - 2006. Author of A Nation Gone Blind - America in an Age of Simplification and Deceit (2006) and two novels, An American Memory (1989) and I Am Zoë Handke (1994).
  • Endorsement of The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions: "The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions ...... Exactly what it says. If you read the actual commission report and then read Griffin's point by point perusal and rebuttal of it, you'll be overwhelmed. Even if you don't read the actual report first, Griffin's effect is very nearly the same, since the care he takes to synopsize wherever necessary or useful, the ease of his pace, and the measured, calm, never sensational quality of his method and his voice all fill you in not only about what is in the report but what isn't. The result overall: Anyone who reads Griffin's book with an open mind and with an empirically based acceptance of commonsense logic—no such person will leave Omissions and Distortions without have been convinced that the "Kean Commission Report" is an enormous, partisan coverup, or, as Griffin himself has says, "a 571-page lie." http://www.ericlarsen.net


  • Essay "The Great Crime of 9/11" 11/5/06: "Book after book (see the bibliography at the end of Part Four), article after article, scholar after scholar—all of them provide overwhelmingly numerous examples of the absolute absurdity not only of the "official theory" itself of 9/11 but also of the "Kean Commission" report—and at the same time they show the absolute obviousness of 9/11 having been in fact a "black flag operation," a self-inflicted wound and self-generated "attack," whether one that was planned and perpetrated by the Bushiscti themselves (probably not), or by what Webster Tarpley calls the "oligarchy" or the "invisible" or the "rogue" government that's actually in control of the nation—these questions are matters for scholarship, and they've been and are still being ever more deeply and accurately explored through scholarship." http://www.ericlarsen.net


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth


  • Bio: http://www.ericlarsen.net/about.html


Robert Scheer – Director of the Privacy Project and Clinical Professor, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California. Former instructor University of California; Irvine campus, Los Angeles campus, and Berkeley campus. 30-year journalistic career. Former Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief of Ramparts magazine. For 15 years, National Correspondent for the Los Angeles Times. Currently, Co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of truthdig.com, an online magazine. Author of Playing President: My Close Encounters with Nixon, Carter, Bush I and Clinton (2006), The Five Biggest Lies Bush Told Us about Iraq (2003), Essays on the Pornography of Power (1991); With Enough Shovels: Reagan, Bush and Nuclear War (1982), and America After Nixon: The Age of Multinationals (1974).
  • Essay Gaping Holes in the 9/11 Narrative 9/11 06: "What we still don’t know about 9/11 could kill us. By "we" I mean the public that has been kept in the dark for five years by a president who may know the truth but has chosen to ignore it. ...

    Last week, Bush conceded that there were indeed secret CIA prisons, when finally announcing that the group of "key witnesses" to the 9/11 disaster would be moved to Guantanamo and for once afforded visits from the Red Cross and minimal legal representation. Some of them have been interrogated in secret for up to five years, with the Bush Administration left as the sole interpreter of what they revealed.

    After five years of official deceit, it is not too difficult to believe that the isolation of those prisoners was done less for reasons of learning the truth about 9/11 and more in an effort to politically manage the narrative released to the public.

    There is glaring evidence that the latter was the case. The 9/11 Commission report contains a disclaimer box on page 146, in which it is stated that the report’s account of what happened on 9/11 was in considerable measure based on what those key witnesses allegedly told interrogators, and that the commissioners were not allowed to meet the witnesses or their interrogators.

    "We submitted questions for use in the interrogations, but had no control over whether, when or how questions of particular interest would be asked. Nor were we allowed to talk to the interrogators so that we could better judge the credibility of the detainees and clarify ambiguities in the reporting."

    In short, the most cited source that we have on what happened on 9/11, the much celebrated 9/11 Commission Report, was stage-managed by the Bush administration, just as it has controlled and distorted so much other information.

    In light of that sorry record of the propagandistic exploitation of the 9/11 tragedy for partisan political purpose, is it any wonder that large numbers of Americans have doubts about all of it and that a considerable industry of documentaries and investigative reports has sprung up with alternative theories ranging from the plausible to the absurd? http://www.commondreams.org


  • Bio: http://annenberg.usc.edu



Joseph C. Hough, Jr., PhD – President of the Faculty and William E. Dodge Professor of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary, Columbia University. Former Dean, Vanderbilt Divinity School. Ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, Congregational. Author of Christian Identity and Theological Education (1985), Beyond Clericalism: The Congregation As a Focus for Theological Education (1988), Theology and the University (1991), The Theological Work of the University Scholar (1992).


Richard A. Horsley, PhD – Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Former Chair of the Department of the Study of Religion, University of Massachusetts, Boston. Author of more than fifty articles and a dozen books on religion and society, including; Christian Origins: A People's History Of Christianity (2006), Religion and Empire: People, Power, and the Life of the Spirit (2003), Jesus and Empire: The Kingdom of God and the New World Disorder (2002).
  • Endorsement of Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11 7/1/06: "Do American Christians want the United States to act like the New Rome, invading other countries to impose its imperial rule and its control of other peoples’ resources? That, however, is just what the US is doing, increasingly so since 9/11, explains David Griffin. In this gripping summary of evidence for the truth behind 9/11 and the 9/11 Commission report, Griffin makes a compelling case that the imperial practices of the American government have become a destructive force in the world. And he clarifies the biblical and theological basis for Christians to challenge the resurgent American imperialism that often claims divine blessing on its destructive actions." http://www.amazon.com



Clark A. Kucheman, PhD
– Arthur V. Stoughton Professor of Christian Ethics, Claremont McKenna College. Former Assistant Professor, Divinity School, University of Chicago. Former Lieutenant, U.S. Air Force. Contributing author, Ethics, Religion, and the Good Society: New Directions in a Pluralistic World (1992) and Terrorism, Justice and Social Values (1990). Editor, The Life of Choice: Some Liberal Religious Perspectives on Morality (1978).
  • Review of The New Pearl Harbor 4/8/04: "Having been kept awake nights in the Bachelor Officer's Quarters at McGuire Air Force Base, NJ, by both Air Force and Navy jet fighters revving and taking off through the night in defense of New York City, I have wondered why, contrary to standard operating procedure, no McGuire jets were scrambled on 9/11. The standard operating procedure is to intercept aircraft that are off course or out of communication, but - even after the first tower was hit - this was not done. Having read Griffin's book, and even though he does not claim to have a conclusive answer to my question, I am beginning to understand. In fact, I am aware of and beginning to understand much much else as well. And I shudder.

    It may be too hot for the popular media to handle, but everyone - especially Air Force and Navy Air Corps veterans - should read and think carefully about the evidence and arguments considered in this book." http://www.amazon.com


  • Bio: http://academic.claremontmckenna.edu/faculty


Robert S. Ellwood, PhD
– Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Religion, University of Southern California. Author and editor of over 25 books on religion, including; The Encyclopedia of World Religions (1998 - 2007), Religions of the World (9th Edition 2004), The Dictionary of Religion (2001), The Politics of Myth (1999), Mysticism and Religion (1998), Many People, Many Faiths (1995).
  • Review of The New Pearl Harbor 3/28/04: " 'Life is short, and the list of conspiracy theories is long,' says this author. So, why does he ask us to spend time on yet another supposedly far-out tale? A good initial reason is that he is David Ray Griffin, known from his other works to be an extremely meticulous and disciplined scholar and researcher. Carefully scrutinizing the evidence of the attacks of 9-11, the official explanations, and the work of critics, he presents the reader with numerous and disturbing questions. Griffin does not claim to have the final answers, only to have made a strong case that an independent, well-funded investigation is desperately needed. He makes his case a hundred times over." http://www.amazon.com


  • Review of The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions: "[This book] challenges the received explanation of the 9/11 attacks--now given official sanction by the Commission -- with an Everest of evidence showing the probable complicity of high-level members of the military and the present Administration.

    In the Introduction Griffin gives a key reason why the supposedly impartial Commission, staffed by five Republicans and five Democrats, carried out a highly partial investigation and produced a report that amounts to a coverup. A pivotal reason for this is that the commission's executive director, who "pick[ed] the areas of investigation, the briefing materials, the topics for hearings, the witnesses, and the lines of questioning ... was Philip Zelikow, who was deeply involved in the Bush administration. http://www.amazon.com


  • Robert S. Ellwood Bio: http://www-rcf.usc.edu/~ellwood/


Rev. David P. Polk, PhD – Former Vice President of Christian Board of Publication and Editor-in-Chief of Chalice Press 1990 - 2003 (ret). Former Harold Glen Brown Associate Professor of Pastoral Ministry, Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University. Also taught at Lexington Theological Seminary and at Coe, Mt. Mercy, and Drury Colleges. Former Senior Pastor, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Author, co-author, and editor of numerous books on religion, including; Chalice Praise: Pew Edition (2004), Shaken Foundations: Sermons from America's Pulpits After the Terrorist Attacks (2001), You Might Be a Disciple If (1997), And the Angels Wept: From the Pulpits of Oklahoma City After the Bombing (1995), Now What's a Christian to Do? (1994), If Only I Had Known: Dramatic Monologues for Advent and Lent (1994), Partners in Prayer (1996), Education of the Practical Theologian (1990), On the Way to God: An Exploration into the Theology of Wolfhart Pannenberg (1988).
  • Review of Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11 10/9/06: "Discovering the courage to confront a demonic American empire This is truly two books in one. Each half is vitally important to all Americans, but especially to those of us who wish to be identified as Christians.

    Part I explores the question of how complicit members of the Bush administration were in the tragedy of 9/11. ...

    In Part I he [David Ray Griffin] offers compelling evidence that 9/11 was an American "false flag" operation in which previously planted explosives allowed the THREE towers of the World Trade Center--including one building not even struck by the passenger jets! [WTC 7] --to implode in the manner of controlled demolitions. ... The point is that this is a vital issue about which we Americans ought to be crying loudly to be examined by some subsequent commission of inquiry that will not simply gloss over or totally ignore discrepancies, inconsistencies in testimony, and unexamined facts." http://www.amazon.com



Kerry S. Walters, PhD – Professor of Philosophy and Chair of the Department of Philosophy, Gettysburg College. Co-founder of the Center for Nonviolent Living. Director of PeaceWay: A Ministry of Christian Nonviolence. Co-editor of Episcopal Peace Witness the national quarterly of the Episcopal Peace Fellowship. Author and editor of numerous books on philosophy and ethics, including; Merciful Meekness: Becoming A Spiritually Integrated Person (2004), Finding Perfect Joy With St. Francis of Assisi (2002), Godlust: Facing the Demonic, Embracing the Divine (2000), Benjamin Franklin and His Gods (1998), Re-Thinking Reason - New Perspectives in Critical Thinking (1994), Rational Infidels: The American Deists (1992)
  • Review of The New Pearl Harbor 3/17/04: "We ignore this book at our peril. I've just spent an entire night and part of a day rereading and rereading Professor Griffin's thoroughly researched, judiciously argued, and incredibly disturbing book. Griffin takes on the task of investigating the official account of the 9/11 attacks, asking questions that beg to be asked,... analyzing possible scenarios, and asking what kinds of evidence would properly address unanswered questions.

    Griffin invites the reader to examine two possible explanations to account for the inconsistencies: the "incompetence" theory and the "complicity" theory. The former rests on the assumption that stupid mistakes were made both before and after the attack. The latter rests on the assumption that false official accounts were made about advance notice of the attacks and/or that after-the-fact obstruction of investigations took place. Griffin's conclusion is that it's reasonable to suppose that complicity rather than incompetence is the more likely explanation, and he painstakingly makes his case by examining five major challenges to the official version of what happened.

    On the second anniversary of 9/11, Donald Rumsfeld made the shocking public claim that the attacks were really blessings "in disguise." Rumsfeld's point was that the US was motivated by the attacks to ramp up its military strength. But if even part of Griffin's analysis is on the money, the "blessing," which has led to great subsequent loss of life and expenditures of monies in Afghanistan and Iraq, is built on a deception. A frightening, but not implausible, possibility." http://www.amazon.com


  • Bio: http://www.gettysburg.edu



James Fetzer, PhD
– Distinguished McKnight University Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota. Former Captain, U.S. Marine Corps. He has published more than 100 articles and reviews and authored, co-authored, and edited over 20 books on the philosophy of science, the theory of knowledge, and the theoretical foundations of computer science, artificial intelligence, and cognitive science, including: Computers and Cognition: Why Minds are not Machines (2002) and The Evolution of Intelligence (2004).
  • Essay 9/11: Rational Beliefs are not Paranoid 12/8/06:
    "The impact of the planes cannot have caused enough damage to bring the [World Trade Center] buildings down, since the buildings were designed to withstand them (as Frank De Martini, the project manager, has observed), the planes that hit were very similar to those they were designed to withstand, and they continued to stand after those impacts with negligible effects. ...

    WTC-7 came down in a classic controlled demolition at 5:20 PM/ET after Larry Silverstein suggested the best thing to do might be to "pull it", displaying all the characteristics of classic controlled demolitions: a complete, abrupt, and total collapse into its own footprint, where the floors are all falling at the same time, and so forth, an event so embarrassing to the official account that it is not even mentioned in THE 9/11 COMMISSION REPORT.

    There are more, especially about the alleged hijackers, including that they were not competent to fly the planes and their names were not on any passenger manifest. Several have turned up alive and well and living in the Middle East. The government has not even produced their tickets as evidence." http://www.scholarsfor...

  • Co-founder: Scholars for 9/11 Truth


  • Bio: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Fetzer


James K. Powell II, PhD – Visiting Assistant Professor, Buddhist Studies, Department of the Languages and Cultures of Asia, University of Wisconsin.
  • Essay: Regarding the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center:
    "... having seen some 12 times the collapse of Building 7 throughout these videos, it has dawned upon me what a dupe I have been. Everyone has been. The DVD captures news anchors and experts at the time commenting at how like a demolition job the destruction seemed. In the videos we see an official deciding whether to "pull it" meaning Building 7. From whatever source, I urge skeptics to watch building 7 just make a free fall. Compare the destruction of these buildings with that of the Madrid Hotel that raged with fires but still did not fall.

    It is up to citizens to investigate the smoke that points to the fire. As Franklin indicated, those who would trade freedom for security deserve neither." http://mujca.com/powell.htm



Four Arrows, aka Don Trent Jacobs, EdD, PhD – Professor of Educational Leadership, Fielding Graduate University. Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning, Northern Arizona University. Former Dean of Education, Oglala Lakota College. Former U.S. Marine Corps officer. Author of 12 books, including Primal Awareness and Teaching Virtues: Building Character Across the Curriculum; lead author American Assassination: The Strange Death of Senator Paul Wellstone. Editor of the University of Texas Press text, Unlearning the Language of Conquest. Contributing author to Elsevier's The Hidden History of 9/11 ("The Military Exercises of 9/11: Bizarre Coincidence or Something Else?").
  • Statement to this website 1/9/07: "Available evidence casts grave doubt on the government's official story about what happened on and before September 11, 2001, and it should be the responsibility of every world citizen to bring forth the truth."


  • Member: Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven Association Statement: "We have found solid scientific grounds on which to question the interpretation put upon the events of September 11, 2001 by the Office of the President of the United States of America and subsequently propagated by the major media of western nations."


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth Association Statement: "Research proves the current administration has been dishonest about what happened in New York and Washington, D.C. The World Trade Center was almost certainly brought down by controlled demolitions and that the available relevant evidence casts grave doubt on the government's official story about the attack on the Pentagon."


  • Bio: http://www.fielding.edu/elc/faculty/jacobs.htm



David Gabbard, EdD – Professor, College of Education, East Carolina University. Editor, Public Resistance, an Academic Journal to Confront the Lies of the Right
  • Statement to this website 1/8/07: "The truth about 9-11 is that we do not know the truth about 9-11. Our government does not want us to know the truth about 9-11. If you want to know the truth about 9-11, then please help us lift the gag order that former Attorney General John Ashcroft placed on former FBI translator, Sibel Edmonds, and call for a truly independent investigation of the information contained in the documents she translated while working for the Federal Bureau of Investigation after 9-11.

    She said, "If they were to do real investigations we would see several significant high level criminal prosecutions in this country. And that is something that they are not going to let out. And, believe me; they will do everything to cover this up."


  • Member: Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice. Association Statement: "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice is a non-partisan organization consisting of independent researchers and activists engaged in uncovering the true nature of the 9/11 attacks."
  • Bio: http://web.mac.com/publicresistance



Walter E. Davis, PhD – Associate Professor, College of Education, Health and Human Services, Kent State University.
  • Essay "September 11th And The Bush Administration - Compelling Evidence for Complicity" 8/31/03: "As I outline below, there are numerous aspects regarding the official stories about September 11th which do not fit with known facts, which contradict each other, which defy common sense, and which indicate a pattern of misinformation and coverup. ...

    In this article, I outline twenty-two items of evidence and questions, each one sufficient reason to demand an investigation into why September 11th was not prevented. Together, these items suggest that the most plausible explanation of events is that the Bush Administration was complicit in the terrorist attacks. This should be a national and international scandal." http://www.informationclearinghouse


  • Member: Scientific Panel Investigating Nine-Eleven Association Statement: "We have found solid scientific grounds on which to question the interpretation put upon the events of September 11, 2001 by the Office of the President of the United States of America and subsequently propagated by the major media of western nations."
  • Bio: http://physics911.ca


Richard W. Behan, PhD – Professor Emeritus of Natural Resource Policy and Dean Emeritus of the School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University 1975 - 1993. Former Professor of Natural Resource Policy, University of Montana. Former Member of the Board of Directors of the Forest History Society, American Forestry Association, and Council of Forestry School Executives. Author of nearly 100 articles and papers on public land management, economics, and politics. Author of Plundered Promise (2001) and Ecology, Economics, Environment (1971).
  • Essay 12/3/06: "The controversies rage on yet today about the events of 9/11. No steel building has ever collapsed from fire alone. Buildings falling precisely into their footprints are the marks of deliberate (and expert) demolition. The collapse of a third building that was not hit at all. The short-selling of airline stock in previous days. The Pentagon hit by a missile, not a civilian airliner.

    The smokescreen includes the coverup of the 9/11 attacks on the Trade Towers and the Pentagon. Initially and fiercely resisting any inquiry at all, President Bush finally appoints a 10-person "9/11 Commission." Its report places the blame on "faulty intelligence." President Bush and Vice President Cheney ... are not required to testify under oath, and they need not even testify separately. At the insistence of the White House, they are "interviewed" together in the Oval Office, with no transcription permitted.

    We need to know the truth and all the truth. The time has come, as well as the opportunity, for formal, Congressional investigations, based on subpoenas, sworn testimony, and direct evidence about 9/11 and about the created reality of the "war on terror." If such inquiries clearly exonerate the Bush Administration, the nation can breathe deeply and go on. If they do not, then but only then should impeachment be undertaken." http://www.commondreams.org/views06/1203-21.htm
  • Bio: http://www.rockisland.com/~rwbehan/author.html





Note of acknowledgement: Most of this excellent data was compiled by Alan Miller. For the latest version of this chart on his website: http://patriotsquestion911.com/professors.html. Please note that most of the individuals listed above are not affiliated with this website.



A PERSONAL NOTE ABOUT THE WEBPAGE FROM ALAN MILLER

.../...And so I began a several month period of researching the events of 9/11. I found a great deal of material challenging the 9/11 Commission Report on web sites like 911truth.org, physics911.net, Scholars for 9/11 Truth and many others. I attended a lecture by Prof. David Ray Griffin. I learned much about what has become known as the 9/11 Truth Movement.

My objective, at this point, is to have our government launch a new, extremely thorough and impartial re-examination of the terrible acts of 9/11 and the events leading up to them. In my opinion, and in the opinion of the above listed experienced individuals, the current 9/11 Commission Report is seriously inadequate in explaining what really happened.

For the sake of those who died on 9/11, their families, the American people, and for the sake of peace in the world, please continue to seek the truth about 9/11. Demand a thorough and impartial reinvestigation of 9/11.

LINKS TO RELIABLE 9/11 RESOURCES, 9/11 COMMISSION WEBSITE



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Complete 9/11 Timeline Loose Change Nat. Institute of Standards
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Peaceful Tomorrows
ScholarsforTruth911.org Prof. Griffin on C-SPAN Popular Mechanics Sept. 11 Families Assoc.
911Truth.org 9/11 Mysteries
WTC United Family Group
Physics911.net Painful Deceptions

PentagonResearch.com September 11 Revisited

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