Dear Democracy Now!,
On Wednesday, May 26th, 2004, you featured a "debate" between Chip
Berlet and author David
Ray Griffin - "The New Pearl Harbor: A Debate On A New Book That
Alleges The Bush Administration Was Behind The 9/11 Attacks" - (Link.)
Many people who have been following skepticism of the "official
story" of 9/11 were deeply disappointed by this lopsided "debate",
which more or less concluded with this challenge by Amy Goodman;
AMY GOODMAN: Name just one. Name just one structural engineering
expert who said it is not feasible that the planes caused the towers to go
You will be pleased to note that we can name one now, his name is Charles
N. Pegelow, you can read his resume here.
Since naming one "just one" Structural Engineer "who said it
is not feasible that the planes caused the towers to go down" seems to
be some sort of litmus test for Democracy Now!, surely it's time for a rematch.
Or at the very least, a serious critical examination of the
mountain of evidence that suggests that the "official" story of 9/11
(as recorded by the 9/11 Commission in their Report) should be undertaken, (finally),
by Democracy Now!?
Or, are the rumors that foundation funding will stop if Democracy Now!
undertakes a serious examination of alternative 9/11 theories, (Referred to
by many as "9/11 Truth") true?
Is a lop-sided hit-piece debate seriously the best we can expect from D-Now!?
Are you aware that a Professor of Economics
(Paul Zarembka) has studied publicly available data regarding the "put"
option rumors that arose after 9/11 and found that "indeed, there
is evidence of insider trading before 9-11 on American Airlines and United Airlines."
Are you aware that one of the most astute researchers of British and American
covert operations writing today (Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed) has spent 5 years researching
al-Qaeda & 9/11 and concluded that, "It (al-Qaeda) has no existence
as an independent concrete entity. It designates a highly developed category
of Western covert operations designed to secure destabilization through the
creation, multiplication, mobilization, and manipulation of disparate mujahideen
groups. The evidence suggests that this was certainly the case on 9-11."
Are you aware of the large data dump of First-Responder
oral histories made public last year by the New York Times? Here are some
"we heard . . . what sounded like a loud explosion and looked up and
I saw tower two start coming down" - Sudnick.
"I heard three explosions, and then . . . tower two started to come
down" - Darnowski.
"it almost sounded like bombs going off, like boom, boom, boom, like
seven or eight" - Turilli.
"heard explosions coming from . . . the south tower. . . . There were
about ten explosions. . . . We then realized the building started to come
down" - Carlsen.
"it looked like the building was blowing out on all four sides. We actually
heard the pops" - Meola.
"It was a frigging noise. At first I thought it was---do you ever see
professional demolition where they set the charges on certain floors and then
you hear 'Pop, pop, pop, pop, pop'? . . . I thought it was that." - Rivera.
"the building popped, lower than the fire. . . . I was going oh, my
god, there is a secondary device because the way the building popped. I thought
it was an explosion" - Burke.
"It actually gave at a lower floor, not the floor where the plane hit.
. . . [W]e originally had thought there was like an internal detonation, explosives,
because it went in succession, boom, boom, boom, boom, and then the tower
came down" - Cachia.
Democracy Now! broadcasts from a former N.Y.F.D. Firehouse,
shouldn't this testimony be considered merely out of respect for the many NY
fire personnel who died on duty on 9/11?
How can you just ignore it? Downplay it? Ridicule it? Belittle it?
I hope that others will join me in asking Democracy Now! to wake up, clear
the fog, abandon the propaganda, and start asking some serious questions
about what happened to this country on 9/11/2001.
Contact Democracy Now!
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