December 19, 2011
In 2004, she began looking into the evidence against the official account of 9/11. She not only accepted it, but also – always known for her courage – announced her views, writing in 2007:
“Whoever is responsible for bringing to grisly fruition this new false-flag operation, which has been used to justify the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as unprecedented assaults on research, education, and civil liberties, must be perversely proud of their efficient handiwork.
Certainly, 19 young Arab men and a man in a cave 7,000 miles away, no matter the level of their anger, could not have masterminded and carried out 9/11: the most effective television commercial in the history of Western civilization. I suggest that those of us aware and concerned demand that the glaringly erroneous official account of 9/11 be dismissed as a fraud and a new, thorough, and impartial investigation be undertaken.”
Sep 16, 2011
September 8, 2011
May 19, 2011
David Ray Griffin on KPFA’s 9/11 Truth Fundraiser Broadcast
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May 8, 2011
Barry Shainbaum speaks with David Ray Griffin, Ph.D., author of Osama Bin Laden, Dead or Alive.
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May 6, 2011 – PR Newswire
Nobel Peace Prize nominee Dr. David Ray Griffin’s 2009 book, Osama bin Laden: Dead or Alive? presented compelling evidence that bin Laden died in December 2001 — prompting a BBC documentary of the same name.
Griffin, founder of the soon to be announced 9/11 Consensus Panel, and named among the New Statesman’s “50 People Who Matter Today,” today released the following statement:
President Obama, speaking of the operation to kill Osama bin Laden, said: “Justice has been done.” – continue reading
Coming Up! > May 28, 2011
Dr. David Ray Griffin will speak in Seattle at Town Hall on May 28th, 2011. For more information please visit http://www.911truthseattle.org/
April 19, 2011
Kevin Barrett speaks with David Ray Griffin, the Dean of 9/11 Studies who is back in action! Dr. Griffin, whose presence on the 9/11 truth front-lines has been sorely missed during his recuperation from last summer’s health problems, returns to touch bases with the movement he has galvanized — and to explain why we should not accept reports of passenger phone calls as evidence that any airliners were hijacked on 9/11.
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March 2, 2011 – Veterans Today
At 5:21 in the afternoon of 9/11, almost seven hours after the Twin Towers had come down, Building 7 of the World Trade Center also came down. The collapse of this building was from the beginning considered a mystery.
The same should have been true, to be sure, of the collapse of the Twin Towers. But they had been hit by planes, which had ignited big fires in them, and many people assumed this combination of causes to be sufficient to explain why they came down.
But WTC 7 had not been hit by a plane, so it was apparently the first steel-framed high-rise building in the known universe to have collapsed because of fire alone. New York Times writer James Glanz quoted a structural engineer as saying: “[W]ithin the structural engineering community, [WTC 7] is considered to be much more important to understand [than the Twin Towers],” because engineers had no answer to the question, “why did 7 come down?”2
January 26, 2011
David Ray Griffin’s Response to UN Watch’s Article: NGO Says Richard Falk Has “Zero Credibility, Urges UN Chief to Fire Him
Yes, Richard Falk’s comments are “preposterous” – except for the enormous amount of evidence supporting those comments. It is unfortunate that the Secretary-General chose simply to “condemn” Falk’s comments instead of using the UN’s resources to investigate the relevant evidence. Surely such an investigation is justified by the fact that the official account of 9/11 has been rejected by more than a dozen professional organizations, including Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth (with over 1,400 professional members), Scientists for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, Military Officers for 9/11 Truth, and Intelligence Officers for 9/11 Truth. Given the fact that the official account of 9/11 is now rejected by virtually all professionals who are independent (of the US government) and have studied the evidence, it is this official account that is “preposterous,” not Mr. Falk’s comments. – David Ray Griffin
October 15, 2010 – Peter B Collins Show
At 31:27, researcher Tod Fletcher subs for Dr. David Ray Griffin, who is recovering from surgery and complications due to a staph infection he got in the hospital. Griffin’s new book, Cognitive Infiltration systematically shreds the specious arguments advanced by White House advisor Cass Sunstein on the best ways to undermine the 9/11 truth movement without disproving its main contentions. Sunstein, former law professor at Harvard and Chicago, released a document in early 2009 calling for infiltration of the movement as a way of discrediting its many credible challenges to the official story. One of Griffin’s strongest arguments is a call for a televised public debate on the issues.
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Busting Myths With Building 7
October 6, 2010
I experienced some serious illnesses during June and July that almost resulted in my death. Because many people have kindly expressed interest in my condition, and also because I do not wish to repeat myself dozens of times, I have written up this account.
September 22, 2010
“Cognitive Infiltration: An Obama Appointee’s Plan to Undermine the 9/11 Truth Movement” with researcher, Tod Fletcher. We discuss David Ray Griffin’s newest book, Cognitive Infiltration, which is a deconstruction and debunking of Obama appointee, Cass Sunstein’s, paper, “Conspiracy Theories: Causes and Cures”, in which Sunstein proposes a new government COINTELPRO type infiltration of groups which research and promote ideas and explanations that run contrary to US government narratives, most specifically about the events of September 11th.
September 15, 2010
Letter from Tod Fletcher
posted September 15, 2010
Dear 9/11 Truth Community,
As many in the 9/11 truth community know, David Ray Griffin has been in the hospital. He is recovering from major back surgery and serious complications from it. He will recover completely and be able to return to the cause, but his recovery will require a rather long time. At present he needs rest and therapy and he is not able to do the many things that he would be doing were he well.
One of his main concerns right now is that his new book, Cognitive Infiltration: an Obama Appointee’s Plan to Undermine the 9/11 Conspiracy Theory, successfully make the impact that it should. As many in our community already know, it is a response to legal scholar (and now Obama appointee) Cass Sunstein’s highly deceptive argument for a new Cointelpro-like operation to be directed against the 9/11 truth movement. Griffin utilizes all his own remarkable capabilities to thoroughly deconstruct and expose the fraudulent nature of this prominent legal scholar’s call for an illegal operation. Griffin’s book was just published, at the beginning of September, and there hasn’t yet been time for many to have read it.
Griffin feels the book is especially important and laments that he is not able to promote it as he would normally do. But there is a way that we can step in and fill his shoes — write and post reviews of the book, so that prospective readers can see how important it is. Reviews posted at Amazon.com would be especially effective in making the book successful. Here is the link to the book at Amazon.com
Although Amazon maintains a length limit on reviews of 1,000 words, they don’t adhere to the rule strictly. However, it’s likely that longer reviews would be better directed at the many other sites that are open to our arguments. Please buy, read and then review Cognitive Infiltration as soon as you can. There cannot be too many reviews!
Thanks for doing everything you do for the truth,
September 1, 2010
New from David Ray Griffin!
Griffin’s meritorious effort to raise public awareness and understanding
Former Chicago and Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein, who in 2009 was appointed by President Barack Obama to direct an important executive branch office, had in 2008 co-authored an article containing a plan for the government to prevent the spread of anti-government “conspiracy theories.” Arguing that such theories are believed only by groups suffering from “informational isolation,” he advocated the use of anonymous government agents to engage in “cognitive infiltration” of these groups in order to introduce “cognitive diversity,” with the aim of breaking them up.
Noting that Sunstein’s proposal has evoked condemnations from across the political spectrum–not least because it, being similar to the FBI’s COINTELPRO of the 1960s, would be illegal–David Ray Griffin focuses on the fact that Sunstein’s primary target is the conspiracy theory advocated by the 9/11 Truth Movement. Examining Sunstein’s charge that this theory is both “harmful” and “demonstrably false,” Griffin uses both satire and overwhelming evidence to show that this twofold charge applies instead to what Sunstein calls “the true conspiracy theory” about 9/11-namely, the “theory that Al-Qaeda was responsible for 9/11.”
In the United States today, the phrase `conspiracy theory’ functions as a sort of giant cudgel, used to scare us out of talking openly about a broad (and ever-growing) range of scandals that the powerful cannot afford to let the people comprehend. In this new book, David Ray Griffin takes devastating aim at that repressive tactic, exposing it for what it really is. All those who cherish democracy, and intellectual freedom, owe it to themselves to read this brave analysis—and owe its author their sincerest thanks.
Mark Crispin Miller, Professor of Culture and Communication, New York University
David Ray Griffin Books at Amazon.com
(2008) The New Pearl Harbor Revisited: 9/11, the Cover-Up, and the Exposé
(Author recommends reading this together with The New Pearl Harbor.)
April 27, 2010
Professor Griffin explains why he concludes that the US war on Afghanistan is utterly illegal in several major ways, as well as fraudulent. He reviews the amazing contrasts between the continuing official story versus diametrically opposite findings of the FBI and other official bodies. We discuss the opprobrium universally faced by those of us who dare to question the official story.
July 6, 2010
An Open Letter to Terry Allen, Noam Chomsky, Alexander Cockburn, David Corn, Chris Hayes, George Monbiot, Matthew Rothschild, and Matt Taibbi.
According to several left-leaning critics of the 9/11 Truth Movement, some of its central claims, especially about the destruction of the World Trade Center, show its members to be scientifically challenged. In the opinion of some of these critics, moreover, claims made by members of this movement are sometimes unscientific in the strongest possible sense, implying an acceptance of magic and miracles.
After documenting this charge in Part I of this essay, I show in Part II that the exact opposite is the case: that the official account of the destruction of the World Trade Center implies miracles (I give nine examples), and that the 9/11 Truth Movement, in developing an alternative hypothesis, has done so in line with the assumption that the laws of nature did not take a holiday on 9/11. In Part III, I ask these left-leaning critics some questions evoked by the fact that it is they, not members of the 9/11 Truth Movement, who have endorsed a conspiracy theory replete with miracle stories as well as other absurdities.
June 18, 2010
William A. (“Bill”) Christison, a former senior analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency who became a supporter of the 9/11 Truth Movement, died June 13, 2010, due to a rapidly advancing neurological disease, which he had contracted three months earlier. He leaves behind his wife, Kathleen McGrath Christison (who had also been a CIA analyst), two daughters (Lynda Carlson and Judith Wooten), and a son (Eric). He had been preceded in death by two other sons (Robert and Thomas). The memorial service was held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Friday, June 18.
June 8, 2010
David Ray Griffin talks about his evolution from believing the official 9/11 narrative to becoming one of the key contributing members of the so-called 9/11 truth movement with Chris Bayard Condon on “Counter Intelligence Digest”, a new pivotal radio interview and commentary show on KPFK Radio.
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May 27, 2010 – 911Truth.org
At 5:21 PM on 9/11, Building 7 of the World Trade Center collapsed, even though it had not been hit by a plane – a fact that is important because of the widespread acceptance of the idea, in spite of its scientific absurdity, that the Twin Towers collapsed because of the combined effect of the impact of the airliners plus the ensuing jet-fuel-fed fires. The collapse of World Trade Center 7 (WTC 7) thereby challenges the official account of the destruction of the World Trade Center, according to which it was accomplished by al-Qaeda hijackers, even if one accepts the government’s scientifically impossible account of the Twin Towers.
March 9, 2010
May 4, 2010 – The Star
Many thanks for the article detailing the appearance of David Ray Griffin and Richard Gage at three universities in Canada. I, like millions of others, am still waiting for a mainstream paper to fully attend to the details of what these men are saying. Lay out the evidence, please. It does no good to offer comments from detractors that “they are imposters, liars and con-men.” Are they? Show us why this is so. We no longer react to serious questions based on emotion.
May, 2 2010 – Truth and Justice Radio
Professor Griffin explains why he concludes that the US war on Afghanistan is utterly illegal in several major ways, as well as fraudulent. He reviews the amazing contrasts between the continuing official story versus diametrically opposite findings of the FBI and other official bodies. We discuss the opprobrium universally faced by those of us who dare to question the official story. Prominent among Professor Griffin’s extensive writings are nine books on various aspects of 9/11.
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May 2, 2010 – The Gazette
A double-bill presentation scheduled in this city Monday evening by two leading voices of what’s known as the 9/11 truth movement has triggered lively debate over freedom of expression – after one researcher at the university where the event is being held labeled skeptics unconvinced by official U.S. government reports as “liars” and “intellectually dishonest.”
May 1, 2010 – Toronto Sun
Three Canadian universities will be used as a venue for a speaking tour by prominent 9-11 skeptics. Americans Richard Gage and David Ray Griffin dispute the conventional wisdom that foreign terrorists linked to al-Qaida brought down the Twin Towers on Sept. 11, 2001. They will give lectures at the University of Toronto, Carleton University and the University of Quebec in Montreal over the coming days.
April 30, 2010 – Global Research
In 2009, I published a little book entitled Osama bin Laden: Dead or Alive. Much evidence, I showed, suggested that Osama bin Laden had died on or about December 13, 2001. (Although this book was ignored by the US press, it received major reviews in British newspapers, and it even provided the basis for a BBC special. Pointing out that the only evidence to the contrary consists of “messages from bin Laden” in the form of audiotapes and videotapes that have appeared since 2001, I devoted one chapter to an examination of the most important of these tapes, showing that none are demonstrably authentic and that some are almost certainly fakes.
April 30, 2010
Three Canadian universities will be used as a venue for a speaking tour by prominent 9-11 skeptics who believe controlled explosions — not airplanes — brought down the Twin Towers. Americans Richard Gage and David Ray Griffin dispute the conventional wisdom that foreign terrorists linked to al-Qaida destroyed the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.They are scheduled to give lectures titled “9/11: Explosive Evidence and the War in Afghanistan” at the University of Toronto, Carleton University and the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM) over the coming days.
April 21, 2010
Jan Mickleson talks to Dr. David Ray Griffin whom he describes as “the grand pooh bah of truthers”.
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WHO News Radio 1040
2010 Tour Information
January 22, 2010
January 12, 2010
Phone Calls from the 9/11 Airliners: Response to Questions Evoked by My Fifth Estate Interview
December 19, 2009 – Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
A professor emeritus of Philosophy of Religion and Theology at the Clarement School of Theology in California for 30 years , David Ray Griffin has today, through his books and lectures, become better known as one of the leading voices of the “9/11 Truth Movement.” Through his investigation and analysis of the fall of the Twin Towers and mysterious collapse of World Trade Centre 7, the attack on the Pentagon and the final 9/11 Commission Report, Griffin continues to raise provocative questions about the inconsistencies and contradictions of the official version of the events of September 11, 2001.
November 27, 2009
David Ray Griffin reviews John Farmer’s “The Ground Truth” at Amazon.com
November 20, 2009
David Ray Griffin appeared on the award winning Canadian Broadcasting Corporation program “The Fifth Estate” (The Unofficial Story)
September 29, 2009
Peter B Collins talks one on one with Prof. David Ray Griffin, focusing on the two most recent of his 35 books: The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7: Why the Final Official Report About 9/11 is Unscientific and False and Osama bin Laden, Dead of Alive? Building 7 is the gateway to busting the myths of 9/11 embraced by the discredited 9/11 Commission. Dr. Griffin talks about how Van Jones was vilified just for signing a petition calling for a new investigation, and about the effort to pass a NYC referendum enabling a new inquiry. He offers many examples of the NIST reports exagerrations and fabrications, and concludes that WTC was brought down in a controlled demolition. In the bin Laden book, he details all of the reports of bin Laden’s death, evaluates the credibility of video and audio releases attributed to bin Laden, and concludes that he is probably dead.
The Peter B Collins Show
September 23, 2009
The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7, Why the Final Official Report about 9/11 is Unscientific and False, with Dr. David Ray Griffin on his new book of the same name. David Ray Griffin gave this speech on September 10, 2009.
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September 1, 2009
David Ray Griffin appeared on Deadline Live with Jack Blood on American Freedom Radio and discussed Dr. Griffin’s appearance on the National Geographic TV episode “9/11 Science and Conspiracy” and also discussed Dr. Griffin’s new book: “The Mysterious Collapse of World Trade Center 7: Why the Final Official Report About 9/11 Is Unscientific and False”.
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July 22, 2009
Guns and Butter – Osama bin Laden Dead or Alive? with Dr. David Ray Griffin
“Osama bin Laden Dead or Alive?” with Dr. David Ray Griffin on his new book by the same name. We examine all the evidence, both that indicating bin Laden died, and that suggesting he is still alive; the important bin Laden videos and audio recordings, the significance, if any, in the timing of their release; statements by significant political and intelligence figures; and why the hunt for bin Laden must proceed.
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May 15, 2009
Griffin tells audience in Norway that we could be pretty certain that these (Cheney, Rumsfeld and Myers) were three of the persons involved at the operational level, given the lies told about them as to where they were that morning (9/11/2001).
May 9, 2009
May 4, 2009
Author and professor Griffin (9/11 Contradictions: An Open Letter to Congress and the Press) knows his work is referred to by officials and the media as conspiracy theory, and he has a rebuttal: “the official theory is itself a conspiracy theory.” In this companion volume to 2004’s The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11, Griffin provides corrections, raises new issues and discusses “the two most important official reports about 9/11,” the 9/11 Commission Report and the National Institute of Standards and Technology report on the Twin Towers, both “prepared by people highly responsive to the wishes of the White House” and riddled with “omission and distortion from beginning to end.” Griffin addresses many points in exhaustive detail, from the physical impossibility of the official explanation of the towers’ collapse to the Commission’s failure to scrutinize the administration to the NIST’s contradiction of its own scientists to the scads of eyewitness and scientific testimony in direct opposition to official claims. Citing hundreds, if not thousands, of sources, Griffin’s detailed analysis is far from reactionary or delusional, building a case that, though not conclusive, raises enough valid and disturbing questions to make his call for a new investigation more convincing than ever. (Oct.)