News Breakthrough

A Canadian construction industry online news outlet has given added life to the University of Alaska Fairbanks study of World Trade Center Building 7’s destruction that is key to exposing the impossible myths cloaking the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

Headlined “World Trade Center Building 7 did not collapse due to fire: Report,” the article and (so far) 97 comments, all HERE, are must reading, especially for those who find the long, technical UAF report itself challenging.

The final report by Prof. Leroy Hulsey and his team was released on March 25 after three months of public review.

The Daily Commercial News article about it came out on May 20–so far the only major journalistic coverage the UAF study has received in North America.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner is among the newspapers that have covered it.

Last Thursday, some PBS affiliates did start airing “Spotlight On: SEVEN,” a five-minute version of the full-length documentary “SEVEN” due out in September.

Of the highly readable comments by readers of the Daily Commercial News article, only five—three by the same person—are critical of the UAF study and Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, which funded it.

It Says Here . . .

Today’s papers and morning radio news had updates of Covid-19 and widespread protests against systemic racism (and counter protests). Two seemingly unrelated offerings on a quiet inside page of the Berkshire Eagle were at least inadvertently about both things as well as attacks in the United States nearly 19 years ago.

In one, headed “It’s time to open up,” syndicated columnist Curtis Honeycutt begins, “I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit of a volcano when it comes to feelings and emotions.”

Honeycutt examines the expressions opening up Pandora’s box and open a can of worms. For me, his short column applies to all three international phenomena.

The other page B2 item, by the late Thomas O. Morton, is under the headline: “GE engineers put on spectacular show re-enacting Franklin’s kite experiment.”

Morton was at a 1952 media event at General Electric’s “high-voltage laboratory here in Pittsfield — the world’s largest man-made lightning center” in which engineers “had an enjoyable two hours playing Benjamin Franklin….

”For the benefit of TV, newsreel and press service cameras they hurled 6,000,000-volt lightning bolts at a kit to present the first successful re-enactment of Franklin’s experiment to prove lightning is a form of electricity.”

The reporter quotes from the company’s news release about the demonstration, prepared well in advance, and shows how some facts on the ground differed from what the news release depicted. The engineers’ second try “made the cameramen very happy.”

Together, the two page B2 items (a link to the second will be added when it becomes available) are relevant to all three 21st-century historical events.

* Honeycutt, perhaps intentionally, illustrates the anger being played out around the world over racist policies and denial thereof. He may also be commenting that Americans have had it up to here with President Trump’s responses to the coronavirus pandemic.

* Morton relates how GE engineers, on the 200th anniversary of Franklin’s lightning experiment, put on an imperfect show, then quickly repeated it to gibe with the company’s prepared news release so the visuals would play for moviegoers watching it in newsreels as well as for viewers in living rooms watching it on black-and-white TVs. The science was sound, the staging—initially—was off.

* Together, the two writers demonstrate the power of narrative and the dangers inherent in decisionmakers’ wrong decisions, which can include efforts to pull the wool over the public’s eyes and even pulling it over their own eyes. The results can be volcanic, and electrifying.

In the case of the U.S. government Executive Branch’s science-defying narrative about the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people on that day and many, many more later in the United States and in wars abroad, the international revulsion over the mass murder may be magnified by the U.S. government’s coverup combined with years of compliance by virtually all news media in going along with it.

Like the GE lightning show, the attacks of September 2001 were, among other things, a “spectacular show,” made for TV consumption. Whoever was primarily responsible and however they did it, various pieces of the truth have been moving the tectonic plates of public conscious for nearly two decades, leading to … what?

Talk about a can of worms.

— Mark Channing Miller

PBS Starts Airing WTC7 Mini-Doc

Some PBS television stations yesterday began offering viewers the five-minute version of “SEVEN,” a new documentary about the findings of the University of Alaska Fairbanks study on the destruction of World Trade Center Building 7.

“Spotlight On: SEVEN” will be shown off and on for at least three months on the PBS affiliates that use it as needed between longer shows.

Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, which funded the study and raised money for these PBS showings, estimates that 3 million-plus viewers will have a look.

For more details and a two-minute “SEVEN Official Teaser,” click HERE.

For other AE911Truth news, click HERE.

First Comes Fear

Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught up in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. — Martin Luther King, Jr., quoted in a letter by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court

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“First comes anger, which begets protests, and then legislation.”

So begins the top editorial in yesterday’s Republican, the daily newspaper in Springfield, Massachusetts, about the proposed Justice in Policing Act of 2020 in Congress.

“That’s how things can proceed when the system is working properly. Thankfully, there are signs that it may be working properly now.”

The editorial is headed “Policing bill solid step at this time.” It’s a good one. Look it up and read it all.*

So is the second editorial, headed “Is Goodell’s apology too late?” It notes that Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49ers quarterback who in 2016 was the first National Football League player to “take a knee,” setting a national example, “has been out of a job with the NFL ever since.” Its prose is accompanied by a head shot of blond-haired blue-eyed Roger Goodell. Who is he, what did he apologize for, and in what context? Look it up and read it all.

But the commentary you are reading, by a 9/11 truth obsessive, begins with the words “First comes anger, which begets protests ….”

Unlike Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer now charged with two counts of murder in the Memorial Day death of George Floyd, the perpetrators of the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people in September 2001, carefully planned the “9/11” mass murder. The planning likely took place over years.

The anger that welled up in this country over the attacks was channeled into a series of United States-led wars victimizing millions of people who had nothing to do with the attacks—if indeed the alleged Arab and Muslim “masterminds” and underlings involved had anything to do with them other than as manipulated patsies.

Critically, that anger was preceded by fear. Fear of the other, of Arabs and Muslims, was the driving force for those wars. Fear and loathing (to borrow from the late Hunter S. Thompson) was part of the perpetrators’ recipe, part of the required psychological mass manipulation for the murder and mayhem to follow.

The long-awaited correction in policing in this country appears to have local, state and national backing. There is a good deal that is “bipartisan” in it, attracting Republicans as well as Democrats not to mention independents who want nothing to do with either of the major parties.

This cry for correction involves all three branches of government. In Massachusetts the Supreme Judicial Court released a letter last week from all seven of its member to the Commonwealth’s bar and judiciary decrying racism in the judicial system. Headed “We must do more than express feeling of sadness and anger,” it calls for systemic change rather than mere reflection, pointing to “the legacy of slavery, of Jim Crow, and of the disproportionate incarceration of African-Americans … and the untruths and unfair stereotypes about African-Americans that have been used to justify or rationalize their repression.” Look it up.

Reprinted in a number of newspapers, the statement was the subject of a letter to the editor of The Berkshire Eagle headed “Local bar association takes stand against racism.” Look it up.

Contrast this overdue response to a series of police killings of unarmed black people with the years of non-response by government and news media to mounting evidence of the impossibilities in official narratives about the murderous September 2001 attacks. The non-response is “bipartisan” in the executive and judicial branches of the federal government.

When the U.S. Senate voted unanimously in a resolution calling for declassification of documents related to the September 2001 attacks, as it did in September 2018 ( See https://x-ma911truthwalk.com/just-one-more-thing ), the action went uncovered, unanimously, by the news media.

Likewise with legal actions painstakingly advanced before the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York and the U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C., the actions are deemed not newsworthy by a seemingly muzzled “free press.”

— Mark Channing Miller

* I ask visitors to take the trouble to look up various things, easily done by typing key words into a search engine. Before a week or so ago this was unnecessary because referenced material was linked for even more effortless access. But a malfunction crippled the computer on which previous entries to this blog were written, so enabling the live links is temporarily not possible as far as I know. They will reappear when the problem with the other machine is fixed or I learn how to do the links on this machine.

Cameras Everywhere

The other night we watched “King of Thieves,” an instructive and entertaining movie about a notable 2015 heist in London. It starred some of the senior royalty of male British actors as aged career criminals, of whom Michael Caine is by far the best known in this country. Critics roundly panned it. A waste of two hours. Etc.

It was based on a 2016 Vanity Fair magazine piece by Mark Seal titled “How a Ragtag Gang of Retirees Pulled Off the Biggest Jewel Heist in British History.” Look it up. A beautiful writing and reporting job, probably even more enjoyable if one has seen the movie first.

What struck me as a 9/11 truth obsessive was the clusters of close-up shots of surveillance cameras recording the old robbers in any number of locations as they go about preparing for the multimillion-pound holiday weekend theft at Hutton Garden Safe Deposit and incriminating themselves in the days afterwards.

Surveillance cameras weren’t the only tools the police had going for them, but they provided the first clues.

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Fourteen years before, surveillance cameras captured what was (or wasn’t) happening on Sept. 11, 2001, before, during and after the 9/11 attacks, but some of the recordings are among the considerable evidence the FBI and the Justice Department has withheld from the public.

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Days ago, onlookers wielding cellphone cameras captured George Floyd’s asphyxiation death at the hands of four Minneapolis police officers, and authorities could not round up and withhold all the video and audio evidence of the killing.

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Hope Amid Despair

It’s an ill wind that blows no good. — Common saying, adapted

With this faith we will be able to hew out of the mountain of despair a stone of hope. — Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1963

We have known the long loneliness and we have learned that the only solution is love and that love comes with community. — Dorothy Day

As Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968) observed, one of the most segregated hours in the United States still occurs on Sunday morning when we attend church services.  — Richard Rohr *

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This is a blog that got started a bit before Bruce Henry and I started walking across Massachusetts from Provincetown to the New York State line in Hancock with “9/11 TRUTH” signs on our backpacks and chests in mid-April 2018. Visitors who have lots and lots of time while staying home self-quarantining can go back to the first entry and “virtually” walk that walk.

Truth is contagious. Many “truthers” who start out pointing to the many impossibilities of the government narratives surrounding the September 2001 attacks soon join those who for decades have pointed to the impossibilities of government narratives surrounding the assassinations of President Kennedy in November 1963 and of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Senator Robert Kennedy in April and June of 1968.

Those three high-profile 1960s murders were coup d’etats by assassination. Such coups had occurred before and have since, in the United States and elsewhere. They have nothing to do with democracy but are paid for with tax-payers’ dollars as are the subsequent cover-ups. The September 2001 attacks were a coup d’etat by mass murder. All were pinned on “patsies”—-Lee Harvey Oswald, James Earl Ray, Sirhan Sirhan, and Osama bin Laden and associates—-carefully cultivated over years before the acts. That most of the public at least for a time swallows the official line is testament to the invaluable roles played by compliant mainstream news and entertainment media including book publishers, and academia, all of which may as well be part of government.

People tend to “move on,” focus on more pressing matters of their lives even if logically they see they or their elders have been duped. Hence, “It is what it is.”

This year, responses to the deadly corocoronavirus pandemic and to the police killing of George Floyd, and responses to governments’ inadequate or wrong response, dominate “the news” and consciousness. And this pushes the realities of those coup d’etats further into obscurity.

“Every informed person is aware that elements of the U.S. government were involved in either the perpetuation or a coverup of the 9/11 attacks,” Paul Craig Roberts wrote a year and a half ago. “Although the United States is allegedly a democracy with a rule of law, it has taken 17 years for public pressure to bring about the first grand jury investigation of 9/11.”

Oops! The U.S Attorney for the Southern District of New York may be still stonewalling, as there is no sign that the requested grand jury investigation is under way. And the federal court in Washington, D.C., is still stonewalling on public pressure to declassify a mountains of 9/11 evidence withheld by the FBI and the Justice Department. Meanwhile, this country’s “free press” gives the legal efforts zero coverage.

— Mark Channing Miller

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* “Alternative Community” https://cac.org/alternative-community-weekly-summary-2020-06-06/#gsc.tab=0

** “9/11: Finally the Truth Comes Out?” https://foreignpolicyjournal.com/2019/01/04/9-11-finally-the-truth-comes-out

 

 

 

 

 

How Long? Not Long

A full-page ad in the New York Times on Tuesday contained these words spoken by the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., in March 1965 in Selma, Alabama:

“The only way we can really achieve freedom is to somehow hunker the fear of death. But if a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live. Deep down in our nonviolent creed is the conviction—-that there are some things so dear, some things so precious, some things so eternally true, that they’re worth dying for. And if a man happens to be 36 years old, as I happen to be, some great truth stands before the door of his life—-some great opportunity to stand for that which is right and that which is just. And he refuses to stand up because he wants to live a little longer, and he’s afraid his home will get bombed, or he’s afraid that he will lose his job, or he’s afraid that he will get shot, or beat down by state troopers. He may go on to live until he’s 80. He’s just as dead at 36 as he would be at 80. And the cessation of breathing in his life is merely the belated announcement of an earlier death of spirit. He died.

”A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.

”So we’re going to stand up amid horses. We’re going to stand up right here, amid the billy-clubs. We’re going to stand up right here amid police dogs, if they have them. We’re going to stand up amid tear gas!

”We’re going to stand up amid anything they can muster up, letting the  world know that we are determined to be free!”

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I quote the whole passage, which probably is not the whole speech and may well have been extemporaneous. The ad was paid for by Team ROC (see https://www.weareteamroc.com).

The passage is NOT from the better known “How Long? Not Long” speech, which King delivered on March 25, 1965, at the end of the Selma to Montgomery march. The whole of that speech is at https://www.mlkonline.net/ourgod.html and it is well worth reading carefully.

Among the many parts of it that jump out at the reader is this:

”How long? Not long, because ‘no lie can live forever.’”

— Mark Channing Miller

 

 

Appeal to 77 U.S. Reps

Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and several families of those killed on Sept. 11, 2001, are appealing to the 77 U.S. representatives on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform and the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

In an email this week, AE911Truth supporters in the 77 House districts were asked to contact the committee members to support the organization’s “Request for Correction” to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

The formal request aims to have NIST reverse its 2008 conclusion that office fires caused the destruction of the World Trade Center’s Building 7, a 47-story skyscraper not reported to have been struck by an airplane on Sept. 11, 2001.

In the request, filed on April 15, and in this week’s call to its supporters, AE911Truth is building on the report by University of Alaska Fairbanks researchers of a four-year computer modeling study of the collapse of World Trade Center Building 7. The researchers found that the 47-story WTC 7 was not brought down by office fires but rather by “the near-simultaneous failure of every column in the building,” according to an AE911Truth news release.

“It is now time to bring this new information about the destruction of [Building 7 in the World Trade Center to key U.S. lawmakers and urge them to take action,” AE911Truth said in a news release accompanying the request to supporters.

The purpose of the move, AE911Truth said, is to urge the 77 representatives “to address the claims contained in the document, which represents an unprecedented challenge to NIST’s report on Building 7.”

The news release, HERE, tells supporters how they can easily determine if their U.S. reps are members of either committee and, then, how they can telephone or email their offices. Supporters who follow through are asked to email AE911Truth at a specified address and “let us know what response you receive” because “we want to keep track of which members have been contacted and what their responses were.

“Make your voice heard!” the appeal concludes. “There’s never been a more important moment than now.”

AE911Truth says its formal request to NIST “covers eight separate items of information that … violate the agency’s information quality standards.”

The request says that “only by revising its ‘probable collapse sequence’ can NIST correct these violations.”

NIST attributed the destruction of the nearby Twin Towers, which killed nearly 3,000 persons on Sept. 11, 2001, to their being struck by two airliners, whose jet fuel together with office fires it ignited critically weakened both buildings, causing them to collapse.

NIST is an agency of the Department of Commerce. According to its website, it “promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.”

The four-year UAF study, funded with $316,000 from AE911Truth, was led by J. Leroy Hulsey, Ph.D., professor of civil engineering at UAF’s College of Engineering and Mines (CEM). To read the project report including a three-paragraph summary, click HERE.

Other team members were Feng Xiao, now an associate professor at Nanjing University of Science and Technology, and Zhili Quan, currently a bridge engineer in the South Carolina Department of Transportation.

— Mark Channing Miller

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* The Request for Correction is discussed, HERE, in a conversation titled “What It Means and How NIST Might Respond,” with Ted Walter of AE911Truth, attorney Mick Harrison, and 9/11 Free Fall host Andy Steele.

‘Hardwired for Story’

Someone named Richelle Thompson had this to say today about the power of a narrative:

Tell me a story, she begs. And I don’t think it’s just because she’s trying to postpone bedtime. At least, that’s not the complete reason. As I weave a story, part fantasy, part recollection, my sweet daughter curls into me.

Tell me a story, he asks. As the campfire flickers, I frankenstein a ghost story from the horror flicks of my childhood—and my son listens, bewitched by the tale.

“We are hardwired for story. …”

The rest of Ms. Thompson’s commentary is HERE, from the May-July issue of Forward Day by Day.