Sunday, January 29, 2006
THINKING UNTHINKABLE THOUGHTS
BYU professor's group accuses U.S. officials of lying about 9/11 (Deseret Morning News, Saturday, January 28, 2006)
Last fall, Brigham Young University physics professor Steven E. Jones made headlines when he charged that the World Trade Center collapsed because of "prepositioned explosives." Now, along with a group that calls itself "Scholars for 9/11 truth," he's upping the ante.
"We believe that senior government officials have covered up crucial facts about what really happened on 9/11," the group says in a statement released Friday announcing its formation. "We believe these events may have been orchestrated by the administration in order to manipulate the American people into supporting policies at home and abroad."
Headed by Jones and Jim Fetzer, University of Minnesota Deluth distinguished McKnight professor of philosophy, the group is made up of 50 academicians and others. They include Robert M. Bowman, former director of the U.S. "Star Wars" space defense program, and Morgan Reynolds, former chief economist for the Department of Labor in President George W. Bush's first term.
(These people cannot all be paranoid nuts running loose spouting unreasonable and unsupported ideas!)
The group's Website (www.ST911.org) includes an updated version of Jones paper about the collapse of the Twin Towers and a paper by Fetzer that looks at conspiracy theories. The government's version of the events of 9/11 -- that the plane's hijackers were tied to Osama bin Laden -- is its own conspiracy theory, says Fetzer. "Did the Bush administration know in advance about the impending attacks that occurred on 9/11, and allow these to happen, to provoke pre-planned wars against Afghanistan and Iraq?
(Okay. But what if it's true? Check out the Website, and tell me what you think! Also, while you're at it, check out this: in your search box type in Unthinkable thoughts Griffin, and read this. )