- David Ray Griffin is widely recognized as one of the
leading spokespersons of the 9/11 truth movement. This is by virtue of
his previous four books on the subject. Professor Griffin and a growing
list of scholars, other researchers as well as diverse experts and activists,
reject the official Islamist mastermind conspiracy theory about 9/11 advanced
by Establishment interests.
- Although the 9/11 truth movement was long ignored by
the U.S. government and the mainstream media, recent polls have shown that
(as Time magazine has acknowledged) the rejection of the official theory
has become "a mainstream political phenomenon."
- It is not surprising, therefore, that the U.S. government
and the Big Business controlled media have shifted tactics. No longer ignoring
the 9/11 truth movement, they have released a flurry of stories and reports
aimed at debunking it.
- In David Ray Griffin's new book entitled Debunking 9/11,
shows that these attempts can themselves be easily debunked.
- "Debunking 9/11 is a superb compendium of the strong
body of evidence showing the official U.S. Government story of what happened
on September 11, 2001 to be almost certainly a monstrous series of lies.
Tragically, the entire course of U.S. foreign and domestic policies since
that date has grown out of these almost certain falsehoods," says
Bill Christison, former senior official of the CIA.
- Mr. Christison further indicates that, "This single
book could (and should) provide the basis for the United Nations International
Court of Justice, or some specially constituted global body (independent
of the U.S.) to investigate with highest priority, and publicly report
its findings about, the charge that unknown elements within the U.S. Government,
and possibly some individuals elsewhere closely allied to the U.S., caused
or contributed to causing the events of September 11 to happen."
- Besides demonstrating the pitiful failure of "Debunking
9/11 Myths" (published by Popular Mechanics and endorsed by Senator
John McCain), Professor Griffin critically challenges recent reports and
stories put out by the US Department of State, the National Institute of
Standards and Technology, the New York Times, Vanity Fair, and Time magazine.
- Professor Griffin also responds to criticisms of these
efforts by left-leaning and Christian publications -- which one might have
expected to be supportive.
- Throughout these critiques, Griffin shows that the charge
that is regularly levelled against critics of the official theory -- that
they employ irrational and unscientific methods to defend conclusions based
on faith -- actually applies more fully to those who defend the official
- "Considering how the 9/11 tragedy has been used
by the Bush administration to propel us into immoral wars again and again,
I believe that David Ray Griffin's provocative questions about 9/11 deserve
to be investigated and addressed," says Howard Zinn, author of A People's
History of the United States.
- "Professor Griffin is the nemesis of the 9/11 cover-up.
This new book destroys the credibility of the NIST and Popular Mechanics
reports and annihilates his critics," says Paul Craig Roberts, Assistant
Secretary of the U.S. Treasury during the Reagan administration.
- "David Ray Griffin hits another one out of the park
by taking on the left gatekeepers and the mass media for the lies and cover-up
called 'the official story of 9/11/01,' which is the greatest conspiracy
theory ever perpetrated on the American public. I highly recommend this
book for all thinking Americans," further indicates Meria Heller,
Producer Host of the Meria Heller Show (<http://www.meria.net>www.meria.net).
- This book, by debunking the most prevalent attempts to
refute the evidence cited by the 9/11 truth movement, shows that this movement's
central claim -- that 9/11 was an inside job -- remains the only explanation
that fits the facts.
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- David Ray Griffin is professor of philosophy of religion
and theology, emeritus, at Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate
University in Claremont, California, where he remains a co-director of
the Center for Process Studies. His 30 books include The New Pearl Harbor:
Disturbing Questions about the Bush Administration and 9/11 (2004), The
9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions (2005), 9/11 and American
Empire (2006, ed. with Peter Dale Scott), and Christian Faith and the Truth
behind 9/11 (2006)