While NZ media continue to ignore this story, and one must wonder why this is, it is beginning to gain traction in mainstream US papers, like the Miami Herald. [Ed]

Subject: Association of Influential Scholars Challenges 9/11 Commission Report – Miami Herald

“Our nation was irretrievably transformed by 9/11 — and yet there remain troubling questions about what really happened. A group of experts and academicians devoted to applying the principles of scientific reasoning to the available evidence [and] ‘letting the chips fall where they may,’ last week accused the government of covering up evidence that the three destroyed New York City buildings were brought down that day by controlled demolition rather than structural failure. The group, called Scholars for 9/11 Truth, has a website,”
— Miami Herald, 2/1/06

Miami Herald, 2/1/06

February 23, 2006
Dear friends,

A group of esteemed professors and professionals, Scholars for 9/11 Truth, has recently established a non-partisan association to investigate serious questions that the 9/11 Commission failed to address. Members of the association include a former chief economist under President Bush, a lab director for the 9/11 investigation who was fired for raising questions, a former program chief for the US Department of Defense, a renowned theologian, the professor who manages Project Censored, and many other distinguished professors and individuals willing to risk ridicule to bring this important information forward.

Though almost no major media reported on the formation of this ground-breaking group when it was announced a few weeks ago, the Miami Herald, Yahoo News, and a number of local and alternative news sources did provide good coverage. Below is an excerpt from the Miami Herald article followed by the original press release from this group of courageous individuals who are committed to revealing what really happened on that fateful day. By spreading the word, we can play the role at which the mainstream media is so sadly failing. Together, we can and will build a brighter future.

With best wishes,
Fred Burks for the Team
Former language interpreter for Presidents Bush and Clinton

9/11 Attacks: Avoiding the hard questions (Excerpts)

The group [Scholars for Truth 9/11] asks, for example,

• How did a fire fed by jet fuel, which at most burns at 1,700 degrees Fahrenheit, cause the collapse of the Twin Towers, built of steel that melts at 2,800 degrees? (Most experts agree that the impact of airliners, made mostly of lightweight aluminum, should not have been enough alone to cause structural failure.) How could a single planeload of burning jet fuel — most of which flared off in the initial fireball — cause the South World Trade Center tower to collapse in just 56 minutes?

Why did building WTC-7 fall, though no aircraft struck it? Fire alone had never before caused a steel skyscraper to collapse.

• Why did all three buildings collapse largely into their own footprints — in the style of a controlled demolition?

• Why did no U.S. military jet intercept the wayward aircraft?

Why has there been no investigation of BBC reports that five of the alleged 9/11 hijackers were alive and accounted for after the event? – Official Press Release

Scholars Repudiate Official Version of 9/11

Claim government’s account violates laws of physics and engineering

An influential group of prominent experts and scholars have joined together alleging that senior government officials have covered up crucial facts about what really happened on 9/11. The members of this new non-partisan association, “Scholars for 9/11 Truth” (S9/11T), are convinced their research proves the current administration has been dishonest with the nation about events in New York and Washington.

These experts contend that books and articles by members and associates have established that the World Trade Center was almost certainly brought down by controlled demolitions and that the available relevant evidence casts grave doubt on the official story about the attack on the Pentagon. They believe that the government not only permitted 9/11 to occur but may even have orchestrated these events to facilitate its political agenda.

The society includes U.S. and international faculty and students of history, science, military affairs, psychology, and philosophy. According to its spokesmen, Scholars for 9/11 Truth represents a concerted effort to uphold the standards of truth and justice and to strengthen democracy in this nation, which has taken a terrible hit in the aftermath of 9/11, when “everything changed.” Its function is to bring scientific rigor to the study of 9/11 phenomena.

The members of this group are dedicated to exposing falsehoods and to revealing truths behind 9/11, “letting the chips fall where they may.” The evidence has become sufficiently strong that they are speaking out. They are actively devoting themselves to reporting the results of their research to the public by means of lectures, articles, and other venues.

The society includes numerous notable professors and scholars, including:

  • Morgan Reynolds, Texas A & M Professor Emeritus of Economics, former Chief Economist for the Department of Labor for President George W. Bush, and former Director of the Criminal Justice Center at the National Center for Policy Analysis

  • Steven E. Jones, Professor of Physics, Brigham Young University, co-chair of Scholars for 9/11 Truth and the creator of its home page and its forum

  • Robert M. Bowman, former Director of the U.S. “Star Wars” Space Defense Program in both Republican and Democratic administrations, and a former Air Force Lieutenant Colonel with 101 combat missions

  • Lloyd DeMause, Director of The Institute for Psychohistory, President of the International Psychohistorical Association and Editor of The Journal of Psychohistory

  • James H. Fetzer, Distinguished McKnight University Professor of Philosophy at the University of Minnesota, Duluth, author or editor of more than 20 books and co-chair of S9/11T

  • Andreas Von Buelow, former assistant German defense minister, director of the German Secret Service, minister for research and technology, and member of Parliament for 25 years

  • The society, founded by Professors Fetzer and Jones, who serve as its co-chairs, is approaching 50 members to date. Beyond encouraging its members to vigorously express their concerns on this score through lectures, conferences, symposia, articles, and books as well as other access routes that publicize their findings, the society’s initial activities, which are expected to increase in frequency and intensity, include the following projects and endeavors:

  • Professor Jones is refining his influential analysis of the physics of the collapse of buildings at the World Trade Center.

  • Professor Fetzer is editing a collection of new studies about 9/11 that will include contributions from the members of Scholars for Truth 9/11.

  • A major conference is being planned for this fall to further inform the American public about the group’s most recent findings

  • Studies by the society’s founders and by prominent theologian David Ray Griffin, who has taken a leading role in exposing false claims about 9/11, are accessible from the association’s home page, Information for those who may want to join S9/11T can also be found there.

    For an excellent two-page summary of highly revealing 9/11 facts taken from major media sources with links provided for easy verification, see

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