Weekender, 10-23-21

Weeks have passed since changes began in two allied organizations that have worked together seeking transparency and accountability regarding the September 2001 terror attacks. In roughly chronological order . . .

* The Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth board of directors removed founder Richard Gage as president. Roland Angle, a civil engineer, is AE911Truth’s new CEO. (See below for his first interview with Andy Steele on 9/11 Free Fall. To listen to it and/or read the transcript, click HERE.) 

* David Meiswinkle, a cofounder of the Lawyers’ Committee for 9/11 Inquiry, left the organization in mid- to late September. He said that the board of directors did not renew his contract as president, and he declined to accept the offer of a lesser post.

* Gage was replaced by an AE911Truth staffer as a participant in an afternoon and evening conference on Sept. 11 co-sponsored by the LC and the 9/11 Truth Advocacy Project.

* Gage joined the LC.

The LC today announced a number of internal changes, including the election of Attorney Jane Clark as board chairman; Clark was an LC cofounder and its first president. Attorney Mick Harrison will be executive director for the second time; in recent years he has functioned as litigation director. Gage’s title at the LC is technical advisor. Click HERE for the announcement.

Over at AE911Truth, retired structural engineer Fred Schaebge on Tuesday responded on behalf of the organization to an article critical of it in Design World by one of that publication’s executive directors, Lee Teschler. Schaejbe’s letter, which includes a link to Teschler’s article, is HERE.

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Calling All Engineers!

He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelors in civil engineering. He served in the U.S. Army special forces, where he was trained in the use of explosives, and became a licensed civil engineer in California.

His 50 years of engineering experience has included designing and testing of blast hardened missile launch facilities and designing U.S. Naval explosive containers, harbor terminal facilities, earth foundation systems, and hydraulic systems. In addition, Roland has owned three construction companies and has taught engineering subjects to high school students.

Roland Angle, new CEO at Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth, was introduced by Andy Steele of 9/11 Free Fall (a program of AE911Truth) as follows:

He graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelors in civil engineering. He served in the U.S. Army special forces, where he was trained in the use of explosives and became a licensed civil engineer in California.

His 50 years of engineering experience has included designing and testing of blast hardened missile launch facilities and designing U.S. Naval explosive containers, harbor terminal facilities, earth foundation systems, and hydraulic systems. In addition, Roland has owned three construction companies and has taught engineering subjects to high school students.”

In the half-hour conversation, Angle, an AE911Truth board member since 2015, lays out part of the organization’s new strategy, which is to focus on engineers, on the basis that architects seem to be waiting for engineers to sign on to the call for a new investigation of the collapse of the three World Trade Center skyscrapers — the Twin Towers and Building 7 — before doing so themselves. More on their talk another day.

— Mark Channing Miller

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