9/11 Truth, 15 Years Later: Best Evidence or Psy-Op? – On WTC Controlled Demolition Claims

Part One: Global Research News Hour Episode 150

“One of the characteristics of 9/11 disinformation a lot of people have a hard time grasping is that much of it is designed specifically to convince people of US government complicity in 9/11. This might seem like a contradiction, until one understands that 9/11 disinfo is part of a broader system of mass manipulation where the opposing perspective plays an essential role. The basic idea is to control both sides of the debate, and frame it in a way that makes the opposing side ineffective (not necessarily unbelievable). In the end it doesn’t matter whether even a majority of the people believe the US government was complicit in 9/11 (this is already the case). What matters is only that the perpetrators can never successfully be prosecuted. Thus they pollute the body of evidence with red herrings and false lines of inquiry.”

-excerpt from the article 9/11 Five Years Later: What Have We Accomplished? An Assessment of the 9/11 Truth Movement By Emanuel Sferios.  Sep 11, 2006

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As this, the debut episode of the Global Research News Hour for the 2016-2017 season is being prepared for podcast, a special symposium is taking place in New York City.

A number of prominent credentialed experts under the umbrella of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and the Lawyers Committee for 9/11 Inquiry have gathered in the 800-seat auditorium of the Cooper Union Hall in order to assess what is known about the terrorist attacks of 15 years ago which catapulted the world into an open-ended “War on Terrorism.” Attendees at the symposium entitled “Justice in Focus” will not only be seeking to raise awareness of their findings, but also begin to formulate a legal strategy for prosecuting the crimes of 9/11.

Of course, it bears emphasizing that these attacks did happen 15 years, two presidential administrations and several military interventions ago. The mainstream media, and much of the so-called independent or “alternative” media continue to promote the official story of a sneak attack by Al Qaeda that caught the 40 billion dollar a year military intelligence apparatus of the United States completely off guard.

References to counter-narratives of U.S. government conscious complicity, or even mere fore-knowledge, are typically portrayed pejoratively as “conspiracy theories.”

So while the accomplishments of the Truth movement may have been impressive in terms of what it has revealed and distributed through the internet, it has accomplished seemingly little in terms of real measures bringing the perpetrators to justice.

One researcher with an opinion of what has gone wrong with the movement is Mark Robinowitz. Robinowitz is a writer and political activist who typically writes on issues of ecological sustainability. He is the author of Peak Choice: Cooperation or Collapse, an Uncensored Guide to Earth, Energy and Money. He publishes the site oilempire.us which helps connect the dots between deep events like 9/11 and the Kennedy assassinations, ecological limits and resource wars. Robinowitz is convinced that focusing on details like whether or not the Twin Towers were brought down by controlled demolition is a faulty strategy, and that a more successful approach should involve exposing government operatives with the means, motive and opportunity to sabotage standard operating procedures which could have prevented the attacks and the attendant loss of life. Mark Robinowitz explains his position in the first half hour.

Richard Gage, AIA appears in the second half of the program. He founded Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth which now lists over 2,620 credentialed architects and engineers on top of over 21,200 professionals in other fields who support the call for a new investigation into 9/11 pointing to failures of the official investigation to account for all the forensic and other evidence. In this week’s interview, Gage explains that the symmetrical free-fall collapse of the Twin Towers and building 7, together with the presence of iron ‘microspheres’ in the Trade Center dust, eyewitnesses claiming to hear the sounds of explosions as the towers were coming down, and other unusual details can best be accounted for if one accepts the possibility of controlled demolition of all three World Trade Center edifices. Gage runs down some of the achievements of the movement in the last 15 years, and outlines his optimism that justice for 9/11 victims will ultimately be served.

Finally, James Corbett, host and producer of the Corbett Report, provides his personal reflections on 9/11 and the truth movement and how they influenced his involvement in independent media, and how journalism in general has altered in the last decade and a half. He also introduces his brand new series of video portraits dedicated to the “9/11 Suspects.” (An extended version of the interview is available below.)

 

(Video courtesy of James Corbett and Winnipeg-based video-grapher and technical consultant Paul Graham.)

For a comprehensive analysis of the September 11, 2001 attacks, please visit  GLOBAL RESEARCH’S 9/11 and the War on Terrorism Archive of more than a Thousand Articles 

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