- When Morgan Reynolds called the official story about
9/11 bogus, it seemed like the whole world stopped for a moment to listen.
- It seemed like a lighting bolt hit the heart of the government
story, cracking it into a million unexplainable pieces.
- And when the dust settled from his explosive statements,
the highest-ranking member of the Bush team to make such an accusation
said he wasn't expecting any "invitations to the White House anytime
- Two weeks ago, the former chief economist in the Labor
Department during President Bush's first term told the world he thought
the WTC fell from a controlled demolition, indicating 9/11 was "an
inside government job."
- Reynolds, a respected economist and former Republican
conservative, made his claims after researching many aspects of 9/11, including
scientific and engineering data for and against the government story.
- He presented his findings on the Internet in a long,
detailed article, concluding:
- "It is hard to exaggerate the importance of a scientific
debate over the cause(s) of the collapse of the twin towers and Building
7. If the official wisdom on the collapses is wrong, as I believe it is,
then policy based on such erroneous engineering analysis is not likely
to be correct either.
- "The government's collapse theory is highly vulnerable
on its own terms. Only professional demolition appears to account for the
full range of facts associated with the collapse of the three buildings.
- "More importantly, momentous political and social
consequences would follow if impartial observers concluded that professionals
imploded the WTC. Meanwhile, the job of scientists, engineers and impartial
researchers everywhere is to get the scientific and engineering analysis
of 9/11 right."
- Considering his place among the Republican faithful,
once the media got its "claws into his controversial remarks,"
his words quickly spread with the help of cyberspace like an out of control
- Not only did millions read his story on the Internet,
but Reynolds controversial comments then drew instant attention from numerous
mainstream newspapers, radio and television stations, including UPI, MSNBC,
FOX News and over a dozen other major market local radio and TV stations.
- It was a story that "grew wings," a story Reynolds
never expected would get so much attention and such a large audience.
- "I had a huge response and it really was amazing.
I never expected so many people to respond so passionately," said
Reynolds this week in a telephone interview. "I literally received
hundreds and hundred of emails, some agreeing with me and others, of course,
- "After it was all said and done, as things are starting
to finally quiet down now, I would guess it was about 5 to 1 in favor of
what I was saying. However, I never imagined how much support there was
out there for what I was suggesting occurred on 9/11."
- Without mincing words, as he did in his article, Reynolds
quickly changed the subject, again placing the blame squarely on the government
for not coming clean about what happened on 9/11, saying it's important
to get to the bottom of a "story that dwarfs all others in comparison."
- "What it boils down to is that the government and
the mainstream media are not digging into the 9/11 controversy because
they are hiding something," said Reynolds. "From a media point
of view, it's the story of the century and they are not even trying to
connect the dots."
- Continuing to throw some punches at his former employer,
- "It's nothing new. The government has always lied
about so many things. Look at the Downing Street Memo, for example, the
document confirming that the Bush administration lied to us about its motives
for getting into the war.
- " If they lied to us about this, what else? Well,
9/11 is just another example."
- To add more fuel to the hot 9/11 controversy, William
Rodriguez, the WTC janitor who heard and felt a strong explosion in the
basement levels of the north tower just seconds before the jetliner crashed
into the top floors, recently came forward to tell his story, adding further
credibility to Reynolds' conclusions.
- Rodriguez claims a massive underground explosion brought
down the towers. His story is strengthened further by 14 other eye witnesses
who can verify his claims, as well as a burn victim from the basement explosion
who he helped to safety.
- Immediately following 9/11, Rodriguez tried to tell his
story, but claims the 9/11 Commission and the mainstream media have systematically
censored his words in order to protect the official government story, a
story ignoring the possibility of explosives being used to bring down the
- Commenting on Rodriguez, Reynolds said:
- "It's not a coincidence that there was first an
explosion below and then the jetliner explosion seconds later above. At
least there should have been a thorough investigation since the timing
of the explosions strikes me as an impossibility if you believe, as the
government contends, that only a jetliner brought down the towers."
- Reynolds added that nobody from the Bush administration
has officially contacted him about his statements suggesting 9/11 was an
"inside job," but said he was aware that "administration
operatives" have carried his message into the halls of 1600 Pennsylvania
- "How high up it went, I just don't know," he
- Asked if he was going to continue to research and write
about 9/11, Reynolds said:
- "Yes, of course, I see it as a citizen's duty and
I hope to do some more writing on the subject very soon."
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- Greg Szymanski