The gubernatorial candidate in Texas, Debora Medina, recently took serious flack from Glenn Beck regarding her position on the 9/11 truth, or truther, movement. Mr. Beck, who himself is a self-admitted truther when it comes to a host of other issues, essentially dismissed Ms. Medina as a quack because she would not confirm or deny her position in regards to 9/11. According to Beck, because Ms. Medina has unanswered questions regarding 9/11, she must believe that the government was responsible for this crime.
Those opposed to the truth movement usually use this tactic to discredit legitimate questions surrounding the attacks of September 11.
But the unanswered questions surrounding 9/11 have much more to do with just implicating members of the government. Before one could make any such implication, we must first verify what actually happened, and this is where the real questions arise.
The Washington Post reports that the American Institute of Architects is also looking for answers, with over 1000 members signing a petition requesting a formal inquiry into how the twin towers and building #7 actually came down:
“In order to bring down this kind of mass in such a short period of time, the material must have been artificially, exploded outwards,” says Richard Gage, a San Francisco architect and founder of the nonprofit Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth.
“The official Federal Emergency Management [Agency] and National Institute of Standards and Technology reports provide insufficient, contradictory and fraudulent accounts of the circumstances of the towers’ destruction. We are therefore calling for a grand jury investigation of NIST officials,” Mr. Gage adds.
The technical issues surrounding the collapse of the towers has prompted years of debate, rebuttal and ridicule.
He is particularly disturbed by Building 7, a 47-story skyscraper, which was not hit by an aircraft, yet came down in “pure free-fall acceleration.” He also says that more than 100 first-responders reported explosions and flashes as the towers were falling and cited evidence of “multi-ton steel sections ejected laterally 600 ft. at 60 mph” and the “mid-air pulverization of 90,000 tons of concrete & metal decking.”
There is also evidence of “advanced explosive nano-thermitic composite material found in the World Trade Center dust,” Mr. Gage says. The group’s petition at www. ae911truth.org is already on its way to members of Congress.
Are these architects suggesting that President Bush, his father and long-time friend Dick Cheney had something to do with the terrorist attacks? Are they saying that a shadow government organization, or Israeli Mossad, were involved?
It doesn’t sound like it.
What it does sound like, is that over 1000 professional architects, who understand how steel buildings are constructed, maintained and demolished, have some questions – questions that were left unanswered by the 9/11 Commission Report.
Considering that the government spent less than $1 million investigating 9/11, which was about $6 million less than the government spent investigating Bill Clinton’s sexual proclivities in the White House, we think that having a grand jury look at the facts would be the least that Congress could do.
An argument often used to implement policies and laws affecting the American people is that if we are doing nothing wrong, then we have nothing to worry about.
If the 9/11 Commission Report was accurate, then government officials involved in the investigation have nothing to worry about.
Let the questions be asked, debated and answered in a public forum. Present all sides of the argument to the American people and let them decide.
Are we truthers? Yes, we certainly are, and you should be too.
If we can question the accuracy of unemployment statistics, the Federal Reserve’s transparency, Wall Street’s connections to Washington politicians and the legitimacy of foreign wars, then we should also seek the complete, unadulterated truth regarding the deadliest terrorist attack in the history of the United States.
How did those steel buildings come down considering jet fuel doesn’t burn hot enough to melt steel? Were explosives used inside of the buildings to help bring them down?
We are not attempting to implicate anyone here – we just want answers to these simple questions (andÂ a few others).
If that makes us truthers, and we’re subsequently labeled crazy because of this, then get the straight jackets and lock us up!
We seek the truth, nothing more, nothing less.