Close at Counter …*

Late last month in my bookstare, / I met a book that wasn’t there. / It wasn’t there again today. / I wish that book would go away **

Maybe that’s what the people who determine what’s fit to read intend in this land of the free and home of the brave.

“David Ray WHO??” (Peering over a stack of Fear, by the semiofficial Bob Woodward, and another stack of a competing Trump White House exposé by a lesser-known but serviceable writer.)

“Griffin.”

“Griffin?”

“Yes, G-R-I-F-F-I-N. It’s his 10th book on the subject, this one co-authored by Elizabeth Woodworth.”

“Title again?”

9/11 Unmasked. The subtitle is ‘An International Review Panel’s Investigation.'”

“Thanks.” (Looking into a screen.) “Hmm, looks like it’s pending.”

“Pending?”

To get a copy, or more than one, of 9/11 Unmasked by David Ray Griffin and Elizabeth Woodworth fastest and with least fuss, call the publisher at 1-800-238-LINK or 1-413-582-7054 with credit card info at hand. Cost, $20 a copy plus shipping and tax. Depending on how far from Northampton, Massachusetts, you live, it could be in your hands within a day or two. More another day on why this direct route is best.

From promotional squib:

9/11 Unmasked is the result of a six-year investigation by an international review panel, which has provided 51 points, illustrating the problematic status of all the major claims in the official account of the 9/11 attacks, some of which are obviously false. Most dramatically, the official account of the destruction of the Twin Towers and World Trade Center 7 could not possibly be true, unless the laws of physics were suspended that day. But other claims made by the official account–including the claims that the 9/11 planes were taken over by al-Qaeda hijackers, that one of those hijackers flew his plane into the Pentagon, and that passengers on the planes telephoned people on the ground–are demonstrably false.

“The book reports only points about which the panel reached consensus by using the ‘best-evidence’ consensus model employed in medical research. The panel is composed of experts about 9/11 from many disciplines, including physics, chemistry, structural engineering, aeronautical engineering, and jurisprudence.”

— Mark

* … but no cigar  /  ** Apologies to the late Hughes Mearns

Tough Book to Get

For Edward Curtin’s third post on how good a book 9/11 Unmasked: An International Review Panel Investigation by David Ray Griffin and Elizabeth Woodworth is and how difficult it is for some people to get a copy, click here.

Curtin employs a little sarcasm to get across his disappointment with the process of ordering a copy through the online retailer Amazon.

The post is titled: “The Suppression of Truth in the Land of Lies: An Oxymoron.”

Inclusiveness

Ancient scripture that is used by organizations of religious faiths worldwide including Jewish, Roman Catholic, Anglican, Methodist and Lutheran lends itself to all sorts of “truther” efforts including those of us 9/11 truthers.

Readings from this past weekend include this from the Wisdom of Solomon: “The wicked say: Let us beset the just one, because he is obnoxious to us; he sets himself against our doings, reproaches us for transgressions of the law…. With revilement and torture let us put the just one to the test….”

Or take this from Psalm 1: “Happy are they who have not walked in the counsel of the wicked … or sat in the seats of the scornful.” Or this from Psalm 54: “O God, by your name save me, / and by your might defend my cause … / For the haughty have risen up against me, / the ruthless seek my life.”

Or take this from the Book of James: “But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not be boastful and false to the truth…. Those conflicts and disputes among you, where do they come from? … You want something and do not have it so you commit murder. And you covet something and cannot obtain it; so you engage in disputes and conflicts.”

Apply this to geopolitics and work your way back.

— Mark

Letter to the Editor

Matters concerning justice at the local level and at the national/international level have been on display this month: Voters in a number of Massachusetts counties voted to keep their district attorneys or elect new ones. And the 17th anniversary of the mass murder of 3,000 people in the United States on Sept. 11, 2001, provided an opportunity to revisit that atrocity including the U.S. government’s response and that of this country’s “free” press.

For a letter-to-the-editor combining the two, click here. The Berkshire Eagle published it last Saturday.

Its headline was “DA race, Sept. 11, / and issues of justice.”

— Mark

Book Review

The book under review is 9/11Unmasked: An International Review Panel Investigation by David Ray Griffin and Elizabeth Woodworth (Northampton, MA: Olive Branch Press, 2018).

The review is by Edward Curtin. It is titled, in part, “The Fakest Fake News: The U.S. Government’s 9/11 Conspiracy Theory.”

Read it here.

Readers are unlikely to find the book reviewed in The New York Times, The Washington Post, or any other mainstream news outlet.

Hulsey Speaks

Find an interview here with Dr. Leroy Hulsey, whose study of the collapse of Building 7 at the World Trade Center is nearing completion. The 47-story structure was the third skyscraper at the WTC to come down on September 11, 2001.

Hulsey is chair of the civil engineering and environmental engineering department at the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

Hear, hear!

Find a list, here, of activities planned around the country to raise awareness of the need for a real investigation of the events of September 11, 2001. Two are in West Hartford, Connecticut, and Boston. Perhaps most interesting are those in Washington, D.C., described here.

Thanks to the 9/11 Truth Action Project for the list.

And please scroll down to read recent entries of this blog.

— Bruce Henry and Mark Miller

Reasonable Request

Hundreds of questions remain unanswered about the collapse of three World Trade Center skyscrapers on September 11, 2001. A long article, here, goes into detail on many of them.

Titled “Security Alerts, Disabled Fire Alarms, and Unused Elevators: Suspicious Events at the World Trade Center Before 9/11,” the article concludes, “it is surely important that these events be investigated thoroughly. Closer examination of them could help determine how the 9/11 attacks were carried out and who was responsible for them.”

Originally posted last June 18 on the blog site Shoestring 9/11, it was reposted yesterday by https:/Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth.

— Mark

An Uncle and a Son

Seventeen-year-old Jackie Duddy was shot to death by British paratroopers along with thirtheen others in Derry, Northern Ireland, on “Bloody Sunday” in 1974. The passage below, by Jackie Duddy’s niece, is about the father of a victim of the September 11 mass murders of 2001 in the United States. It’s from a longer article comparing the two events and their subsequent coverups.

Bob McIlvain’s Quest | By Julieann Campbell

Since losing his son, 26-year-old Bobby, in the September 11th attacks in 2001, Pennsylvania man Bob McIlvaine has pursued the truth. One of the few families to have had a whole body returned, Bob learned his son’s injuries were consistent with an explosion which occurred as he entered the lobby of the North Tower. Bobby’s body was already in the morgue before the towers came down.

Last year, with support from AE911Truth, Bob spearheaded the launch of draft legislation called the Bobby McIlvaine Act, which, if passed, would compel the U.S. Congress to reinvestigate the destruction of the World Trade Center. This act needs support.

“The idea that Bobby died because of a fireball just doesn’t stand up to scrutiny,” Bob Sr. insists. “This happened before the first plane even hit, and a fireball couldn’t have done this damage to my son. His face was blown off and his arm was blown off. He was literally blown out of his shoes. Could a fireball travel so far and do that? No, it couldn’t. This has consumed my life since, I just can’t let it go, and yet it was given two lines in the final Commission Report.”

Bob Sr. attended almost every day of the Commission hearings. “I went to 99% of the hearings and I thought it was a travesty, an absolute joke. I was so angry. I just think we’re a country of cowards, and I’m specifically speaking of Congress when I say that. I have no faith in this government to do the right thing, but I’m getting older and I just can’t sit around and wait.

“Bobby’s Act is going great,” his father adds. “Every day I’m in touch with people from all around the world who agree that we need a new investigation. The main message I want to send out to the world is that Muslims had nothing to do with the death of my son on 9/11, I can specifically speak of Bobby when I say that. This was blamed on Muslims. We can prove Bobby died in explosions before the first plane hit, and so Muslims had nothing to do with that. I could die any day, so that’s important to me.”

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Juliann Campbell’s article in its entirety is “From Widgery to Washington: A Bloody Sunday Family Member’s Perspective on 9/11.”

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— Mark Miller

Daniel Barnum

Just received from a friend who wrote, “To bad he didn’t live to see a grand jury selected.” 

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Dan Barnum: The Moral Compass of AE911Truth

July 20, 1938 – August 15, 2018

As of August 15, 2018, Daniel Barnum, FAIA, a member of the Board of Directors who served our organization faithfully for six years, is no longer with us.

Dan’s beloved wife, Marilyn, informed us last week that he passed on peacefully after a brief struggle with aggressive cancer and a six-week hospital stay. We are so deeply saddened by this news.

An architect of high-rise buildings and other structures throughout his career, Dan was one of our most devoted AE911Truth board members. He was a quiet but powerful presence at board meetings — a voice of reason and conscience who seemed to always guide us to a right solution through the many difficult issues we faced and decisions we had to make. He is absolutely irreplaceable, and we will miss him greatly.

Before the dust had settled in Lower Manhattan, Dan discerned from watching the destruction of the Twin Towers that the official version of what happened on 9/11 was false. He had become well-practiced in detecting lies when he served in U.S. Naval Intelligence in Vietnam. There, he knew as soon as the alleged Gulf of Tonkin incident was reported that the war was based on a fabrication.

As a man of integrity, Dan wasn’t content to keep the facts about 9/11 to himself. After he joined AE911Truth and delved further into the irrefutable evidence for the controlled demolition of the three World Trade Center towers, he became a persistent advocate for that evidence among his fellow building professionals in his Houston community, throughout the State of Texas, and at the national level.

With a mix of earnest, unwavering insistence on truth and gentle compassion for those who weren’t ready to hear it, Dan made it his mission to educate any and every architect who would listen to his message. He both sought out and accepted speaking opportunities on AE911Truth’s behalf at state and national architecture conventions. And even though he was rebuffed by those who were afraid to upset their worldview, Dan never gave up looking for receptive minds and hearts.

We each spent quality time alone with Dan on separate occasions and found him to be every bit as mild-mannered, soft-spoken, empathetic, and genuinely kind in person as he was during our long-distance teleconference calls for board meetings. During our visits with him, we saw that Dan was always willing and available to connect deeply with everyone he met. He truly cared about the future of this worldand strove to make it a better place — right up until his passing.

We sorely miss Dan at AE911Truth and we suspect his absence will be felt throughout the 9/11 Truth community. We hope Dan’s passion for truth, justice, and peace will continue to be a guiding light for our work here and lead us to success in our mission.

 To our tens of thousands of AE911Truth supporters, Dan was most visible and notable for leading our campaigns to have the American Institute of Architects endorse a new investigation into the destruction of WTC 7. Dan’s closing remarks at the 2016 national convention in Philadelphia — delivered alongside Bob McIlvaine, who lost his son on 9/11 — best sum up what this remarkable man stood for.

A celebration of Dan’s life will be held on Friday, September 14, at 11:00 AM at Trinity Episcopal Church in midtown Houston.

With saddened hearts,

Richard Gage, CEO, and Kelly David, COO, on behalf of the AE911Truth board, staff, and volunteers

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(From the Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth website)