Press Release for David Ray Griffin’s London Lecture

From: David Griffin

Date: 2006-08-22 14:15:39

I’m going to this event [got tickets!] and meeting a few others I already know from other ‘scenes’ there.It’s interesting to see how this movement is spreading into other areas now. Do we know how close to selling out it is? I un/fortunately share the main speakers name and today got my second media enquiry aimed at him… wierd situation.A quick note on Andrew;s post here recently re: the Chris Bollyn case where he claims to have been beaten/tazered by FBI types. Wing TV [known as the Wing Nuts on various forums I’m a member off] have done a show claiming this was all hype and nothing of the sort happened, Check and get the mp3 radio show for thursday, I have it if its gone.All yahoo discussion sites like this have a file storage feature –  maybe we can open this up so we can post stuff/files? David== On 8/22/06, Andrew Johnson wrote: Pinched from several web pages, with a 2 or 3 paragraphs of my own added! Send to any newspapers you may know of! Was 9/11 an inside job?   The 911 Truth Campaign (Britain & Ireland) will be hosting a presentation by David Ray Griffin, a retired Professor of Theology, which addresses the question “Was 9/11 an inside job?”. Now for the first time in the UK, David Ray Griffin will present his case for the urgent need to re-open the investigation into the events of 11th September 2001.   The presentation will be held at 7.30pm on Saturday 9th September 2006, at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL. (Nearest station is Holborn – Central and Piccadilly lines – approx 3 min walk. Also within reasonable walking distance are Chancery Lane and Russell Square. See… for venue information.) Doors will be opened at 6.45pm. Tickets, purchased in advance are available at £10 (Concessions £7.50); tickets purchased on the door, will be available at £12.50 (Concessions £10.00). The Ticket Hotline number is 0845 108 1736, and Online Booking can be made through www.911truthtotnes.c… , or by e-mailing tickets@911truthtotn…     According to what was reported on September 11th 2001, terrorists hijacked aircraft and crashed them into the World Trade Centre buildings in New York and the Pentagon in Washington DC. A fourth hijacked plane is alleged to have crashed in Pennsylvania, following a struggle between passengers and the hijackers.   It seems strange to some people that anyone should question any of the essential elements of this story, which has been repeated many times over – in print and in other News Media, and is now widely recognized as the beginning of the “War on Terror”. This war on terror is now a basis on which many significant elements of foreign policy, and even domestic laws, have been based.   Even at the time of the attacks, a small group of people openly questioned the story that the media presented to the public. Few people took this skeptical group seriously, perhaps in part because of the shocking nature of the attacks and the significant loss of life that they caused.   In the 5 years since the attacks, however, many issues have been re-examined by a number of people and serious questions have arisen, many of which were raised by 9/11 victims’ families. These questions were not addressed by the 9/11 (Kean) Commission. Despite this, the Commission Report is regarded by many people, including the British Government, to be the most accurate description and explanation of the events immediately before and on 9/11.   The Kean Commission Report has some extremely significant omissions – the main one being the lack of a discussion or analysis of the Collapse of World Trade Centre (WTC) Building 7. This building, supposedly damaged by small fires (which burned for about 10 hours) and, on one side, by debris ejected from WTC 1 and/or 2, collapsed symmetrically, to the ground in 6.6 seconds at about 5:20 pm on Sept 11th.   It is often said that those who want to investigate the unexplained collapse of WTC 7 are “conspiracy theorists” and it seems that this very labelling has deterred a great many people from looking at the facts related not only to the collapse of WTC 7, but those related to the collapse of WTC buildings 1 and 2.   Professor David Ray Griffin is one of a small number of people with significant academic credentials who has looked into these disturbing questions. An author of over 20 books on Religion and Theology, Professor Griffin stated in an LA Times article (28 Aug 2005), he “believed the official account for about 18 months” – considering it to be a “blowback theory” – the attacks were simply a result of US foreign policy.  Then, when he had analysed a timeline of 9/11 events, which referenced mainstream sources, he became suspicious that the official story was false, in key respects, so he began to research further for himself. In 2004, he published the results of this research in The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9/11. In this book (which has a foreword by Michael Meacher, MP) he also posed some questions about the motive for the 9/11 attacks in the context of a document called Rebuilding America’s Defences. This document, which was published by the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), states that PNAC is a project “to promote American global leadership” and it later refers to the threat of a “surprise” attack on America “like a New Pearl Harbour”, which could then afford an opportunity to “transform” America’s defences. Professor Griffin also points out that the official account of the 9/11 attacks is itself a conspiracy theory.   Professor Griffin published his second book on 9/11 a few months later. In The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions, Professor Griffin argues that “omissions and distortions” in the report amount to a cover-up by government officials and he concludes that the available evidence suggests that the Bush administration was complicit in the 9/11. This is also strongly indicated by the fact that the Official Account of the collapse of the WTC buildings is not consistent with the Laws of Physics.   In his latest book, Christian Faith and the Truth Behind 9/11: A Call to Reflection and Action  (supported by the US Presbyterian Church), Griffin describes how the United States is the world’s “chief embodiment of demonic power” and asserts that events such as those on 9/11 are a part of a long history of ‘false-flag attacks’ – orchestrated by governments against their own people to garner popular support for military action.   For further information, contact Andrew Johnson – e-mail ad.johnson@ntlworld…. , tel. 01332 674271.

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