Senator to Arizona Republic: We Deserve the Full Truth

Senator to Arizona Republic: We Deserve the Full Truth
The Arizona Republuc
May 3, 2008

az-logo.gifRegarding “Drinking the 9/11 Kool-Aid” (Editorial, April 24):

After three government investigations and more than six years, we still don’t have answers on 9/11.

Why, for example, did Building 7 collapse? It wasn’t hit by a plane, as the towers were. The 9/11 Commission Report completely ignores Building 7. The Federal Emergency Management Agency report discounts fire as a cause and concludes that the reasons for the collapse of Building 7 are unknown and require further research. But when FEMA issued this report, it already cleared the site and disposed of the dust and steel (evidence from a crime scene), thus possibly committing a felony and complicating any “further research.”

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, a federal agency, which evaluated the collapse of the towers, has yet to issue its report on Building 7. “We’ve had trouble getting a handle on Building 7,” said the acting director of their Building and Fire Research Lab.

Yet a number of private-sector engineers, architects, and demolition experts have not had that problem. They think Building 7 came down by controlled demolition. The building collapsed suddenly, straight down, at nearly free-fall speed. People heard the explosions, and saw the squibs and the characteristic billowing clouds of pulverized concrete so unique to demolitions. There is no reason to think that Building 7 came down for any other reason than explosive demolition.

And speaking of pulverized concrete, fire does not pulverize concrete. Even the collapse of one floor upon another wouldn’t pulverize concrete the way the Twin Towers disintegrated.

Think back to that day: Those towers didn’t just fall down. If they had, we would have had huge chunks of concrete breaking apart and falling into a massive pile of rubble. The buildings likely would have toppled erratically sideways and left a much larger pile of debris.

But that’s not what we witnessed. The towers didn’t collapse – they disintegrated.

We watched them explode into dust, not knowing exactly what we were seeing. Very little intact concrete was found in the rubble. The sheer energy required to pulverize that much concrete into dust can only come from an explosive process.

Reputable scientists, engineers, architects and firemen with no political angle dispute the 9/11 Commission report and say that the evidence indicates the Twin Towers and Building 7 came down due to controlled-demolition explosions. Tests corroborate the presence of thermite, an explosive used in building demolitions, at the site of the Twin Towers and Building 7.

Thermite also explains the pools of molten steel in the basement, which no one has been able to otherwise explain and which the National Institute of Standards and Technology simply denies. Why is the government refusing to even consider demolition as a possibility? What are they afraid of?

Time magazine reported in September 2006 that 36 percent of Americans believe the government was complicit in 9/11. A Zogby poll reported that 51 percent of Americans want Congress to investigate 9/11 further.

Even the co-chairmen of the 9/11 Commission are upset with the commission report. They have accused the CIA and the military of “obstructing” the investigation. Former Commissioner Max Cleland resigned, stating that the Commission was “compromised.” Former FBI Director Louis Freeh has criticized the report for its inaccuracies and unanswered questions.

The events of 9/11 have never been properly investigated. It’s about time they were.

The writer, a Republican from Mesa, represents District 18 in the Arizona Senate.

Outspoken Arizona Senator Questions 9/11 Official Version Of Events

Outspoken Arizona Senator Questions 9/11 Official Version Of Events
Republican attacked for expressing opinion on September 11th cover-up

Steve Watson
Infowars.net
Fri
day, April 25, 2008

State Sen. Karen Johnson, R-Mesa, has come under fierce criticism for going on record with her doubts over the government’s version of events surrounding the 9/11 attacks.

karen-johnson.gifFollowing a vote in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Arizona’s 9/11 Memorial, Johnson told Capitol reporters “There are many of us that believe there’s been a cover-up.”

Details of Johnson’s comments come in an vicious hit piece article in the Arizona Republic entitled Drinking the 9/11 Kool-Aid:

The senator gave details about her theories. The World Trade Center buildings could have been rigged with thermite to melt girders. The aircraft could have been drones rather than the commercial airliners most of us thought we saw crashing into the Twin Towers. As to what became of the missing passengers in the aircraft that (theoretically) did not explode against the towers: “That’s what I would like to know,” she said.

Citing no research whatsoever on such theories, and without referring to the hundreds of engineers, scientists, professors, former government and intelligence officials and prominent public figures who have voiced similar concerns over the official version of the attacks, which is about as water tight as a paper bag, the Arizona Republic continues the attack:

Now, we take no issue with private citizens believing whatever fever-swamp nonsense, however outlandish, they wish about their government.

We do take serious issue, however, with a public official affecting public policy on such grounds.

The conservative Republican senator, who has represented Mesa’s District 18 for nearly two decades, is renowned for her outspoken politics and devotion to the US constitution.

In the past she has chastised big government initiatives and social programs such as No Child Left Behind, saying they infringe on state’s rights.

She has previously come under attack, as “nutty” for voicing concerns on the secretive Security and Prosperity Partnership, which she, like many others, has warned represents a bureaucratic undermining of national sovereignty.

“It’s all because it’s going to be open,” Johnson has previously told Capitol Media Services. “It’s all going to be a ‘North American community,’ just like the European Union,” complete with the creation of a single currency just like the Euro.

“We will have no sovereignty, we will have no Constitution left… we are going to be ruled by unelected tribunals, bureaucrats that are unelected,” she said.

In February 2007 Johnson introduced Senate Concurrent Memorial 1002, a bill urging U.S. withdrawal from the SPP, and a North American Union. The text of the legislation is similar to other resolutions offered in South Carolina, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.

Johnson has also worked hard to introduce bills to overturn legislature outlawing carry concealed weapons on community college and public university campuses, a move that would give students, teachers and administrators a chance to protect themselves during a mass shooting.

She has also introduced a bill prohibiting schools from collecting fingerprints, hand geometry, voice recognition, facial recognition, iris scans and retinal scans
from students. Bill 1216 passed the Senate earlier this year. Johnson has also fought against REAL ID and the biometrically enhanced driver’s license.

Johnson has also been criticized in the past for holding a position on the board of the Church of Scientology’s Citizens Commission on Human Rights. The sum of her work here has consisted of sponsoring bills on its behalf to limit use of psychotropic drugs on children and to oppose mandatory mental health screenings for children.

A senator that actually cares about constitution law and US sovereignty, questions big corporate infested government and promotes freedom? Karen Johnson is undoubtedly kooky and most possibly evil.

Willie Nelson’s Daughter, Paula Nelson Agrees With Dad

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Serendipity once again stepped into my life. I caught Paula Nelson’s Band in Alpine Texas last night. The band is quite good and Paula has a great voice.

At break time I approached her and introduced myself as a member of http://ae911truth.org and asked her if she agreed with her dad’s brave public statements questioning the official story of 9/11. She said she most certainly agreed with her dad and thanked me for our work. She took a bunch of ae911truth DVDs and said she’d get one to her dad. She also said she’d be willing to do an interview about her views on 9/11. She is friendly sweet very talented and joyful. Willie could be very proud. Video up as soon as I can.

John Parulis

http://911truthburn.blogspot.com

Willie Nelson: Twin Towers Were Imploded On 9/11

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Willie Nelson: Twin Towers Were Imploded On 9/11
American icon tells Alex Jones Show he questions official story

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet
Monday, February 4th, 2008

Straight talking American icon Willie Nelson today told a national radio show that he thought the twin towers were imploded like condemned Las Vegas casino buildings, as the country music superstar controversially voiced his doubts about the official 9/11 story.

Agreeing with host Alex Jones that he questioned the official story, Nelson elaborated, “I saw those towers fall and I’ve seen an implosion in Las Vegas – there’s too much similarities between the two, and I saw a building fall that didn’t get hit by nothing,” added Nelson, referring to WTC Building 7 which collapsed in the late afternoon of September 11.

“How naive are we – what do they think we’ll go for?,” asked Nelson, pointing out that his doubts began on the very day of 9/11.

“I saw one fall and it was just so symmetrical, I said wait a minute I just saw that last week at the casino in Las Vegas and you see these implosions all the time and the next one fell and I said hell there’s another one – and they’re trying to tell me that an airplane did it and I can’t go along with that,” said Nelson.

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Martin Sheen Questions Official 9/11 Story

Martin Sheen Questions Official 9/11 Story Follows in footsteps of son Charlie Sheen, highlights implausible collapse of WTC 7, asks why building was “rigged”

Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet Monday, October 29, 2007

martin-sheen.jpgActor Martin Sheen questioned the official 9/11 story, as well as the collapse of Building 7 and Larry Silverstein’s “pull it” comment during an anti-war march this past weekend in Los Angeles, saying that recent revelations about the attacks had caused him to have doubts.

Sheen was interviewed by We Are Change L.A. along with fellow actor Mark Ruffalo during an event hosted by the ANSWER Coalition at which around 20,000 people attended.

Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning Martin Sheen, star of blockbuster films like Apocalypse Now and hit series The West Wing, follows in the footsteps of his son Charlie Sheen, who publicly spoke of his doubts about the official 9/11 story back in March 2006.

Martin Sheen said that he was dubious about questioning the official story until his son introduced him to new information about the anomalies of what happened on that day.

“Up until last year, I was very dubious,” said Sheen, “I did not want to believe that my government could possibly be involved in such a thing, I could not live in a country that I thought could do that – that would be the ultimate betrayal,” he added.

“However, there have been so many revelations that now I have my doubts, and chief among them is Building 7 – how did they rig that building so that it came down on the evening of the day?” said Sheen.

Sheen also questioned the comments of Larry Silverstein, the leaseholder of the WTC complex, who told a September 2002 documentary that the decision was made to “pull” Building 7, a demolition industry term for the deliberate implosion of a structure.

“How convenient,” said Sheen, “When did they rig that building? That’s the most interesting question and I have not received a satisfactory answer – nobody could give me an answer to how you rig the building – what a coincidence – two weeks prior and then bring it down on the day, that is the one thing that I have not got a sensible answer about from anyone,” he concluded.

Sheen also stated that NORAD’s failure to follow its standard operating procedure on 9/11 was “something to wonder about”.

Watch the video below.

 

 

Click here to listen to the audio MP3.

Though Fox News and other attack dogs are likely to seize upon Sheen’s comments and run hit pieces, the National Institute of Standards and Technology itself had to admit recently that the total collapse of the twin towers at free fall speed could not be explained.

NIST also promised to investigate whether explosive devices were involved in the collapse of Building 7 in August last year.

The issue of Building 7 stoked controversy earlier this year when archive footage from news networks including BBC and CNN emerged that showed correspondents reporting the collapse the 47-story skyscraper over 20 minutes before it fell, leading some to charge that people with foreknowledge of the collapse were feeding networks a script as the events of 9/11 unfolded.

Video to follow, watch this space.

 

 

Former congresswoman calls out Bush for 9/11 response

Former congresswoman calls out Bush for 9/11 response
The Online Edition of the Arizona Daily Wildcat
by Jackson Crews
10/4/07

Former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney condemned the Bush administration’s handling of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks during a speech in front of more than 70 people yesterday at the First Christian Church.

Speaking on a range of issues, McKinney, a Democrat, drew loud applause several times, particularly after critizing how the administration responded to the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center towers in New York City.

cynthiamckinney.jpg“How in the world can we sustain the injuries from Sept. 11th and not even ask any questions about what happened that day?” she asked.

She said members of Congress received “talking points” in the days after the attack urging them to tell their constituents that “(the attackers) hate our freedom.”

“I thought that the failure of the Bush administration to protect the American people on Sept. 11, in and of itself, constituted high crimes and misdemeanors.”

McKinney wanted to impeach Bush, but her mother persuaded her not to follow through.

“I hand-wrote articles of impeachment, but my mother said, ‘Leave it alone, Cynthia, because they will kill you,’ ” McKinney said.

Several times she addressed the close presidential elections in 2000 and 2004.

“In 2000 – don’t let anybody fool you into thinking that Ralph Nader was the cause of the Democrats losing the election,” she said, receiving a round of applause.

“The bottom line is that the Republicans stole the election, and they stole it off the hopes and the dreams of black and brown people in Florida; and then, in 2004, they did it again.”

Yesterday marked McKinney’s second visit to Tucson. It was organized by Claudia Ellquist, co-chair of the Arizona Green Party.

McKinney hinted that she might again run for public office, this time as a Green Party candidate.

“If I am a candidate, it would be for only one reason: to provide an opportunity for the American people to vote their values, for a change and to also know that that vote … will institutionalize another seat at the public policy-making table.”

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Seven CIA Veterans Challenge 9/11 Commission Report

Seven CIA Veterans Challenge 9/11 Commission Report
by Alan Miller

Official Account of 9/11 a “Joke” and a “Cover-up”

raymond_mcgovern.jpgSeptember 23, 2007 – Seven CIA veterans have severely criticized the official account of 9/11 and have called for a new investigation. “I think at simplest terms, there’s a cover-up. The 9/11 Report is a joke,” said Raymond McGovern, 27-year veteran of the CIA, who chaired National Intelligence Estimates during the seventies. “There are a whole bunch of unanswered questions. And the reason they’re unanswered is because this administration will not answer the questions,” he said. McGovern, who is also the founder of VIPS (Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity), is one of many signers of a petition to reinvestigate 9/11.[1]

During his 27-year CIA career, McGovern personally delivered intelligence briefings to Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, their Vice Presidents, Secretaries of State, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and many other senior government officials. Upon retirement in 1990, McGovern was awarded the CIA’s Intelligence Commendation Medallion and received a letter of appreciation from then President George H. W. Bush. However, McGovern returned the award[2] in 2006 in protest of the current George W. Bush Administration’s advocacy and use of torture.

In his blurb for 9/11 and American Empire: Intellectuals Speak Out,” edited by David Ray Griffin and Peter Dale Scott, McGovern wrote[3]: “It has long been clear that the Bush-Cheney administration cynically exploited the attacks of 9/11 to promote its imperial designs. But the present volume confronts us with evidence for an even more disturbing conclusion: that the 9/11 attacks were themselves orchestrated by this administration precisely so they could be thus exploited. If this is true, it is not merely the case, as the Downing Street memos show, that the stated reason for attacking Iraq was a lie. It is also the case that the whole “war on terror” was based on a prior deception. This book hence confronts the American people—indeed the people of the world as a whole—with an issue second to none in importance and urgency. I give this book, which in no way can be dismissed as the ravings of ‘paranoid conspiracy theorists,’ my highest possible recommendation.”

Read the rest of this article here.

Discrediting By Association: Undermining the Case for Patriots Who Question 9/11

Discrediting By Association: Undermining the Case for Patriots Who Question 9/11
by Victoria Ashley

Version 1.1, August 5, 2007

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The website PatriotsQuestion911.com makes a strong case for the important fact that hundreds of notable, credible, professional, and experienced people have serious questions about the official story of the 9/11 attacks. These include government officials, scholars, household-name actors, retired military officers, pilots, and even 9/11 family members, shown in rich color photographs and paired with quotes in their own words along with relevant links. Creator Alan Miller and others helping him have done a laudable job of tracking down and documenting these hundreds of individuals of note and presenting them in an appealing format for easy public understanding of the scope of concerns with the official story.

Unfortunately, the site currently also functions in a different and opposite way, albeit subtle. By presenting, directly alongside the serious and professional notable individuals, the advocates of ridiculous nonsense claims about the 9/11 attacks — space weapons, nukes, “TV fakery” and even holograms — the website functions to undermine a serious reader’s overall belief that the site, the community, and the individuals are actually as credible as their titles suggest. This is not an extensive criticism of the site, but a specific concern which can easily be corrected. Currently, individuals like Norman Mineta, Curt Weldon, Daniel Ellsberg and Richard Heinberg and placed on the same lists with Morgan Reynolds, David Shayler, Judy Wood and James Fetzer. Given the history of these individuals in the 9/11 community, such mixing serves the opposite purpose of the ostensible premise of the site.

If one actually clicks on the links of these last four individuals, listens to the talks, or reads the papers, there is no question that mixed with the real claims, the bizarre core of what they are advocating amounts to utter nonsense. If the reader is not already aware, here’s what they have presented to key audiences:

  • On the day before the 5th Anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Morgan Reynolds explained to a FOX News audience of millions:

    “there are no big Boeing crashes . . . at all four events . . . what you will see is a fake, cartoon display . . .”

    Dr. Reynolds exposes 9/11 TV fakery on FoxNews; 9.10.06
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=reQZT9Hzvt8 (video)

  • David Shayler explained to reporters at The Times, The Liverpool Echo, and in public appearances recorded on video, that the Trade Center jetliner crashes where faked using “missiles wrapped in holograms”, and that:

    “‘ . . . there is little evidence to show that jets went into the buildings . . . Watch the footage frame by frame and you will see a cigar-shaped missile hitting the World Trade Centre.'”

    9/11 was an inside job says Shayler; by Paddy Shennan; January 22, 2007; The Liverpool Echo
    http://daveshayler.com/print/papers/220107LiverpoolEcho.html

  • Judy Wood sent in her theory directly to NIST in the form of a legal document that energy weapons from space caused the destruction of the WTC Towers:

    “I assert that NIST contractors, as listed in NCSTAR 1, including by way of non-exhaustive example, those listed below, either knew or should have known of the falsity of NCSTAR 1 as it relates to the use of directed energy weapons.”

    Request for Correction per Section 515 of Public Law 106-554 SUPPLEMENT #2 to RFC submitted April 20,2007
    http://ocio.os.doc.gov/Sitemap/ssLINK/PROD01_002899 [pdf]

  • Jim Fetzer is the primary force behind publicity and press releases for the claims of Judy Wood and Morgan Reynolds, advocating endless investigation into every possible scenario imaginable.

    ” . . . once [Fetzer] had become convinced that thermite/thermate could not explain the extent and character of the destruction, he began encouraging investigation of alternative hypotheses, including lasers, masers, and plasmoids.”

    CBS PULLS “HATCHET JOB” ON SCHOLARS FOR 9/11 TRUTH; February 1, 2007;
    http://twilightpines.com//index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=35&Itemid=67

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Former California Seismic Safety Commissioner Endorses 9/11 Truth Movement

For Immediate Release:

Contact: Richard Gage, AIA, Founding Member of AE911Truth.org

Email: rgage@AE911Truth.org Website: http://AE911Truth.org

Former California Seismic Safety Commissioner Endorses 9/11 Truth Movement

j-marx-ayres-213v-x-143h.jpgProminent Engineer Calls for a New Investigation of 9/11

SAN FRANCISCO, CA July 16, 2007 — San Francisco architect Richard Gage, AIA, founder of the group, ‘Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth,’ announced today the statement of support from J. Marx Ayres, former member of the California Seismic Safety Commission and former member of the National Institute of Sciences Building Safety Council.

“We are proud to have the support of Marx Ayres, a nationally recognized expert in building energy systems and earthquake damage to building nonstructural systems, in our search for the truth about the events of 9/11.”, said Mr. Gage. “He has signed our petition requesting a reinvestigation of those tragic events and he has now gone even further by providing his personal statement of support for a new investigation of 9/11.”

Mr. Ayres is a nationally recognized expert in building air conditioning design and analysis, energy conservation, thermal energy storage, commissioning of HVAC systems, and earthquake damage to building mechanical systems, with over 55 years of experience. Co-founder of one of the largest building engineering firms in Los Angeles, Mr. Ayres has been in responsible charge of the design of hundreds of major building projects, including high rise offices, commercial centers, hospitals and laboratories, hotels and residential buildings, universities and colleges, schools, theaters and entertainment centers, jails and correctional facilities, TV and sound studios, governmental buildings and industrial facilities.

In his statement, Mr. Ayres wrote, “I support the work of Dr. Steven Jones. He has provided a scientific foundation for the collapse of the three World Trade Center (WTC) towers. I read the FEMA September, 2002 report, prepared by the American Society of Civil Engineers, and initially accepted their theory of the collapse of WTC 1 and 2. As more information became available on the web, I was motivated to research the subject in a more rigorous manner. I have carefully studied the Jones 2006 paper, “Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Completely Collapse?” and concluded that it is a rational step-by-step study that meets the accepted standards for scientific building research. His critical reviews of the FEMA, NIST, and 9/11 Commission reports are correct.”

Mr. Ayres continues, “Steven Jones’ call for a ‘serious investigation’ of the hypothesis that the WTC 7 and the Twin Towers were brought down, not just by impact damage and fire, but through the use of pre-positioned “cutter-charges” must be the rallying cry for all building design experts to speak out.”

Dr. Steven Jones is in the forefront of independent scientific researchers investigating the events of 9/11. A former professor of physics at Brigham Young University, his research indicates that the World Trade Center skyscrapers were destroyed not as a result of the impact of airplanes, but rather the result of intentional, controlled demolitions using precisely timed detonations of pre-planted explosives. In fact, one of the skyscrapers, 610 foot tall, 47-story, WTC Building 7, was not even hit by an airplane, yet it disintegrated and fell into a pile of rubble in less than 7 seconds. It is of interest to note that Building 7 was not even mentioned in the 9/11 Commission’s “full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.” And in the almost six years since 9/11, the Federal government has yet to publish its promised final report that explains the cause of Building 7’s collapse.

In addition to his work on the California Seismic Safety Commission and National Institute of Sciences Building Safety Council, Mr. Ayres also served on the State of California Department of Health Building Safety Board, where he was Chairman of the Mechanical/Electrical Subcommittee. Mr. Ayres has also served as a member of the Building Code Advisory committees for the City of Los Angeles, the California Building Standards Committee, and the International Conference of Building Officials.

Mr. Gage, Mr. Ayres, and over 120 other architecture and engineering professionals, have signed a petition posted on the group’s website which questions the official reports of the destruction of the World Trade Center (WTC) Twin Towers and Building 7 in New York City on 9/11/01, and calls for a new investigation. The group does not speculate as to who and why, Gage says, but instead calls for a new investigation by Congress with subpoena power. He believes a new investigation is the only hope of “fully answering these questions and bringing those responsible to justice.”

To read Mr. Ayres’s full statement and to learn more about Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, please visit the organization’s website at: http://AE911Truth.org

For more information about J. Marx Ayres, please visit his website at http://jmayres.com

For more information about Dr. Steven Jones’ research on the destruction of the World Trade Center buildings, please visit Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice website at http://stj911.org/index.html

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