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"An emeritus professor of theology with no previous interest in conspiracy theories, Griffin has dedicated himself since 2003 to the '9/11 truth' movement, a group committed to 'exposing the falsity of the official theory about 9/11,' and this book is a thorough, highly detailed attempt to do just that. As Griffin aptly notes, 'the assumption that conspiracy theories are inherently irrational' has recently taken root in American culture, making any attack on the official government record instantly dismissible, but Griffin takes to the difficult task with solid reasoning and true zeal. All but the most dogmatic readers will find Griffin's evidence-from the inconsistencies between NORAD tapes and the 9/11 Commission Report to rigorous exploration into the physics of the collapse-detailed and deeply unnerving. For instance, Griffin considers the fact that firefighters were told, five hours before the fact, that building WTC 7 was going to collapse, despite 'the fact that WTC 7 was not hit by a plane, that the available photographs show no large fires, and that fire had never caused a steel-frame high-rise to collapse.' Another chilling passage looks at the Pennsylvania crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 through the testimony of those first to arrive, who were unanimous in finding 'no recognizable plane parts, no body parts.' For anyone who doubts the government's truthfulness regarding the WTC terrorist attack, this well-researched volume will give you a trough full of ideas to chew on." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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Griffin (philosophy of religion and theology, Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate U.) debunks the debunkers of the main conspiracy theory surrounding 9/11--that it was an inside job. He upholds this explanation and in individual chapters, takes issue with four defenses of the government's account of 9/11: Michael Bronner's essay "9/11 Live: The NORAD Tapes" from Vanity Fair, Without Precedent: The Inside Story of the 9/11 Commission by Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton, documents by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and David Dunbar and Brad Reagan's Debunking 9/11 Myths: Why Conspiracy Theories Can't Stand Up to the Facts, an expansion of a Popular Mechanics article from 2005. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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By virtue of his previous four books on the subject, David Ray Griffin is widely recognized as one of the leading spokespersons of the 9/11 truth movement, which rejects the official conspiracy theory about 9/11. Although this movement was long ignored by the US government and the mainstream media, recent polls have shown that the rejection of the official theory has become "a mainstream political phenomenon." No longer ignoring the 9/11 truth movement, the government and the corporately controlled media have released a flurry of stories and reports aimed at debunking it. In the present book, David Ray Griffin shows that these attempts can themselves be easily debunked. Besides demonstrating the pitiful failure of Debunking 9/11 Myths (published by Popular Mechanics and endorsed by Senator John McCain), Griffin riddles recent reports and stories put out by the US Department of State, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the New York Times, and others. He responds to criticisms of these efforts and shows that the charge that is regularly leveled against critics of the official theory--that they employ irrational and unscientific methods to defend conclusions based on faith--actually applies more to those who defend the official theory.

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roger noehren, October 7, 2010 (view all comments by roger noehren)
Nine years after 9/11, the current administration is working hard to quash support for alternative theories about what transpired on that auspicious day. President Obama himself publicly denounced Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad for making the outrageous claim that "most people in the world believe the United States government was behind the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001", as if he were unfamiliar with this line of reasoning. He has in fact gone so far as to appoint someone to squelch such thinking.
The Oregonian ran a front page story on Monday (Oct 4th) about how Ahmadinejad is hardly alone in suspecting US government complicity in the attacks. While the article is itself clearly an attempt to discredit proponents of alternative theories about 9/11, by stating that "Those who say the attacks might have been an "inside job" usually share antipathy toward the U.S. government, and often a maverick sensibility. Besides Ahmadinejad, high-profile doubters include Cuba's Fidel Castro and Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. Former Minnesota Govenor and pro wrestler Jesse Ventura has questioned the official account...".Well, we all know that those guys are all crackpots, so by inference anything that they believe must be false - right?

The article goes on to site various conspiracy theory debunkers and suggests that some of the theories are "tinged with anti-Semitism because of the close U.S.- Israeli alliance." Ultimately the main argument to refute evidence that "controlled demolitions destroyed the twin towers and the Pentagon was hit by a missile" and that WTC #7 also collapsed in the manner of a controlled demolition (an event completely ignored by the 9/11 commission) and that flight 93 was probably shot down by an air force jet. is that "All this would require hundreds if not thousands of people to be in on the plot."

The article cites a US State Department website as saying: "Conspiracy theories exist in the realm of myth, where imaginations run wild, fears trump facts, and evidence is ignored." In all his books, David Ray Griffin very carefully studies the official record and compares it to the published facts and eye witness accounts of what transpired. He doesn't speculate about what might have happened, but points out how what did occur differs from what is purported to have happened.It is the official version of events Griffin contends that dwells in the realm of myth and is therefore the real "conspiracy theory."

I have not yet seen David Ray Griffin's latest book "Cognitive Infiltration: an Obama appointee's plan to undermine the 9/11 conspiracy theory", as all Powell's 47 copies are stored in remote warehouses, but assume that it is as insightful as all of his previous books on the subject, which I have been reviewing in order to select one to loan to a dubious friend. I have concluded that this book is an excellent primer, because it directly addresses the nay-sayers and exposes their false science and reasoning.
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ISBN:
9781566566865
Author:
Griffin, David Ray
Publisher:
Olive Branch Press
Subject:
Conspiracies
Subject:
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Subject:
United States - 21st Century
Subject:
Conspiracy & Scandal Investigations
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - Terrorism
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
8.98x5.88x1.08 in. 1.18 lbs.

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "An emeritus professor of theology with no previous interest in conspiracy theories, Griffin has dedicated himself since 2003 to the '9/11 truth' movement, a group committed to 'exposing the falsity of the official theory about 9/11,' and this book is a thorough, highly detailed attempt to do just that. As Griffin aptly notes, 'the assumption that conspiracy theories are inherently irrational' has recently taken root in American culture, making any attack on the official government record instantly dismissible, but Griffin takes to the difficult task with solid reasoning and true zeal. All but the most dogmatic readers will find Griffin's evidence-from the inconsistencies between NORAD tapes and the 9/11 Commission Report to rigorous exploration into the physics of the collapse-detailed and deeply unnerving. For instance, Griffin considers the fact that firefighters were told, five hours before the fact, that building WTC 7 was going to collapse, despite 'the fact that WTC 7 was not hit by a plane, that the available photographs show no large fires, and that fire had never caused a steel-frame high-rise to collapse.' Another chilling passage looks at the Pennsylvania crash site of United Airlines Flight 93 through the testimony of those first to arrive, who were unanimous in finding 'no recognizable plane parts, no body parts.' For anyone who doubts the government's truthfulness regarding the WTC terrorist attack, this well-researched volume will give you a trough full of ideas to chew on." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Synopsis" by , By virtue of his previous four books on the subject, David Ray Griffin is widely recognized as one of the leading spokespersons of the 9/11 truth movement, which rejects the official conspiracy theory about 9/11. Although this movement was long ignored by the US government and the mainstream media, recent polls have shown that the rejection of the official theory has become "a mainstream political phenomenon." No longer ignoring the 9/11 truth movement, the government and the corporately controlled media have released a flurry of stories and reports aimed at debunking it. In the present book, David Ray Griffin shows that these attempts can themselves be easily debunked. Besides demonstrating the pitiful failure of Debunking 9/11 Myths (published by Popular Mechanics and endorsed by Senator John McCain), Griffin riddles recent reports and stories put out by the US Department of State, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the New York Times, and others. He responds to criticisms of these efforts and shows that the charge that is regularly leveled against critics of the official theory--that they employ irrational and unscientific methods to defend conclusions based on faith--actually applies more to those who defend the official theory.
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