A Buddhist Reflection: I’m trying to find a way to write this post to fit with how I’ve been writing it these last two years [2013 and 2012] and not get caught up in the greater catastrophe that 9/11 has become in the 13 years since it happened. It’s impossible to think about the event and not include the possibility that there’s more to this than meets the eye. The realization weighs heavily on us. The sadness and grieving now is that the big lie is here, situated amongst the ordinary things in our world; lives being lived, sleeping, eating, busy with work, women bearing children, raising families, birth and death.
‘… in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation more readily fall victim to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. Even though the facts which prove this to be so may be brought clearly to their minds, they will still doubt and waver and will continue to think that there may be some other explanation. For the grossly impudent lie always leaves traces behind it, even after it has been nailed down, a fact which is known to all expert liars in this world and to all who conspire together in the art of lying.’ [Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf, vol. I, ch. X]
The big lie needs to be brought into the light where it can be seen clearly because the tendency is for things that look like they should be hidden to stay hidden. So many things hidden and nothing revealed in the official 9/11 investigation in 13 years, except that it’s been proved there were no Weapons of Mass Destruction, Osama bin Laden was captured, killed and body thrown in the sea. The parallel ‘Truth’ investigation, however, continues to come up with more and more scientific evidence revealing the big lie. It’s this that has convinced me I need to know more about what really happened, painful though it may be. Yesterday I spent 5 hours looking at the video: September 11 – the new Pearl Harbour. It’s in three parts (link below) and if you watch it, you’ll come out the other end a different person.
Whether the truth comes out or not, or to what extent, is not as important as dealing with the strong possibility of it being true. What effect does that have on me, how do I feel about it? The following is an excerpt from, ‘A Buddhist Reflection on the Tragedy of September 11’ by Ajahn Jayasaro, published in 2001:
“As Buddhists, we devote ourselves to learning how to maintain clarity of mind, fundamental compassion and intelligence, as a constant inner refuge. It is not so difficult to be clear about issues which don’t personally affect us, or those which provoke no strong feelings. The real challenge is to be awake even in the midst of a hurricane of emotions — when we are hurt and betrayed, angry and afraid. Clarity of mind means that when things get rough we can still receive the blessings of the principles we uphold. Inner clarity is thus the ground in which the dignity and meaning of life can grow.
An inner refuge does not come easily. It can only be brought about by a thoroughgoing commitment to this life education, a training of the way we live internally and externally. Buddhist teachings are seen then, in summary, not as dogmas to be believed in (or rejected), but tools to be made use of. We use the teachings to understand ourselves and our experiences in life, to understand other people and the world we live in. Then basing ourselves on that understanding, we seek to create as much authentic happiness and benefit for ourselves and others as we can.”
Source for header image: Rob Clark/Institute – From my roof on 9-11
So many of us in the NYC area have been affected by it. The battles to come up with a new design for the towers that followed the clean up was disgusting. The fights over the memorial site as well as the cost to go inside the museum. Makes it easy to believe in the conspiracy theories. For me every time I go into Manhattan or pass it on the out skirts and see the new Freedom Tower I’m filled with pain. I lost one friend but I traveled with people who worked in the area and after 9/11/01 when traveling to work I missed many faces of every day people that rode to work on the to the twin towers. I didn’t watch the video you posted but I will. Though not a Buddhist I try to see all perspectives and I do seek inner peace. I felt it the day those planes flew into the towers, I felt it by the mutual pain we felt in this city. Strangers consoling and protecting each other the weeks after the incident. It’s sad that we don’t share that compassion anymore 13 years later.
Thanks Kimberly, particularly significant to me is the sudden awareness of missing faces of incidental people you were riding to work with every morning. Trying to come to terms with just that, but seeking inner peace is not a practice we know much about in the West. I get the impression it’s as if nobody really knew what to do with that immensity of feeling, a separation formed, subject/object – and it all became something happening ‘out there’. A kind of shutting off of feeling, like the human response to situations in the aftermath of war, yet strange absence of an ‘enemy’…
I watched a few minutes of the tape. I’ll watch more later. But we Americans knew it was planned by our government. First because of the time. The start of our business day starts at 9 am. Had the plane crashed after 9 more people would have died. Also the war against Saddam Huessain was in the works when daddy Bush was in office. Another point I don’t know if the tape mentions but many of the companies in the towers were Jewish owned. It wasn’t one of their holidays. There are only a very few Jews that perished. They knew. My girlfriend worked at the make shift memorial and she confirms only one Jewish person was in there. We questioned why our troops were after Saddam instead of Ben Laden. I fully believe it was a conspiracy orchestrated by the American government. This Thursday like every year since the falling of the towers, they will have a moment of silence at 8:46 and another at 9:03. And another at the times the towers fell. Then they will spend an hour or so reading the names. I have no illusions that this country’s only interest is greed not for its people. Only twisted minds could devise a plan to murder its on citizens.
Thanks K, this is it, any proper thinking person must have this deep awareness that things are not what they appear to be. If it had been the terrorists they say it was, the whole thing would have been given closure by this time. 13 years is enough time, but there’s just no getting away from it; politics and power, it’s a dishonest business. Basic common sense, people can see it with their own eyes, they/we know what Truth is, no illusions…
Dealing with the strong possibility that this is true … I have no words. I watched the video. There’s a heaviness at the core of my being. Thank you for your courage and humanity Tiramit.
In some ways, the video is a challenge. It’s done well, nothing that engenders negative thought for its own sake – sensible investigation, carefully presented. The inquiry continues, meanwhile recovery means managing this feeling of heaviness that remains and turning to the question ‘why?’ that’s still there, seeking an answer. It’s about being open to it, rather than rejecting, refusing to see it. Thanks for your observation Val.
Thanks for this post my friend. The Buddhist perspective of 9/11 tragedy is very positive. How can one, in this plane of existence, surge beyond the judgement in forced by our mind, which seem to be pulled towards getting emotionally entangled on any flabbergasted incidents in international scale or even at personal level. We talk about letting go of things that bothers us to the core but it is a real challenge to truly win over issues that hurts us most.
In my view, the key responsibility of this also falls on the media, which has a financially incentive reason to focus too much on sensationalizing incidents (which are usually ‘negative’) than reporting inspirational ones…simply because people in general react strongly to such reports and are likely to follow such media stations. The day when media worldwide starts to report more responsibly is when evolution of humanity will accelerate significantly. This hypothesis is based on assumption that it would reduce the judgement factor significantly if many of us who are gullible are unable to be conditioned by otherwise opinionated media machine.
Thanks Manish, it’s like an induced war mentality; we seem to be forced into an emotional entanglement with it and even though an inner storm like this naturally comes to an end, the fires are kept on burning. There’s an opportunity to let go of it but the media sells newspapers through sensationalist stories, and in this state of emotionality, we’re never able to rest in a balanced mind state long enough to contemplate what’s really going on – ignorance replaced by knowledge, seeing the truth. It’s like you’re saying, if the media were to focus more on accepting and healing, rather than provoking judgemental attitudes, there would be more understanding of how such a thing could really happen. It would seem that the powers-that-be choose to keep everyone in the dark. It’ll maybe take many years before we’re able to be calm enough to decide where we go from here.
Thanks so much for the share, and for your courage listening to your intuition and using your discernment when it comes to looking at reality as it really is. I am looking forward to watching your link.
9/11 was a very interesting experience for me to live through as I was flying from Washington DC (my house just a few miles from the Pentagon) to New York City that morning. A few years ago I wrote up a little summary and included a interesting perspective share from an authority on structural engineering which I find fascinating. I claim no answers, but will share the link as an opportunity to continue looking at facts to help discover the truth.
(please feel free to delete if you would prefer not to have any links…no problem 🙂 )
Thanks M, I’ll look at the videos by Dr. Judy Wood later today. Your post is really quite unique, as a fight attendant at the time and having these connections through staff clearance, the viewpoint shared is special and valuable. Anybody reading this now who wants to read M’s post, click on the link: Something is Rotten In The State of Denmark 9/11/01-12. I’ll get back later after seeing the videos, thanks for this…
Thanks for posting these videos. Somehow, I missed seeing them in 2012 when you published, I’m glad to find them now and to read about your experiences on that day. I only recently started to think about what could have happened on 9/11, Dr Judy Wood’s presentation of evidence is really compelling. I find there’s now an easing; a sense of having discovered something totally out of the normal sphere we inhabit and this fills the awful space of endless negative thought. There’s some distance now, and calm, where I can start to consider what it all means.
The video link you supplied did a wonderful job in just asking for clear inconsistencies to be explained. I think that is important to do that without hype or hidden agenda of pushing for a preferred answer…just asking to expose the lies embedded in the official answers popularly offered.
In offering Judy Wood as one potential for a different explanation, I am not thinking of her ideas as absolute answers, but even watching a video such as this allows one to explore new ways of thinking to address the inconsistencies. For me it is all about the ability to suspend judgement and be open to new potential. This may be a better more recent organization of material originally shared in my post (I haven’t watched it, but is more recent than 2012)
Anyone with a basic understanding of the laws of physics can look at photo’s taken in the hours after the events of 9/11 of the clear, empty holes left just in the internal structure in WTC building 6 and understand that you are seeing something that does not support destruction based on falling matter or fire. You are clearly seeing empty space in which there is no physical accounting for missing parts. It is missing matter that has never been found, never been accounted for. For those not wanting to commit to hours and hours of watching research, these clips give a nice summary asking questions about this:
For me, I walk away from this event with the most important question I ask myself now being how do I let inconsistency and dissonance impact the way I live my life first an foremost as a human being on this planet. I look at the fear based outcomes allowed in the wake of 9/11 in loss of basic human rights, the polarization in an propagation of of an “us” against a “them” meme which is a continuation of the event.
In my mind, the best way to honor those who lost their lives on 9/11 is to live mine with a willingness to suspend judgement, to question what is spoon fed by authority as truth and to have the courage to look any fear based agenda directly in the eye. I honor those who died and cannot respond with my actions and reactions being based in love for myself AND those who are pushing the fear. At the end of the day, at the level I currently find myself involved in, it is the only empowering way of being that I think can lead to a doing of anything at all that will make a difference.
The political and national polarity we see on this planet is in my opinion a smoke screen of polarity to keep people afraid, asleep and enmeshed in ways of being that cut us off from true organic human evolution. Reality is not as it initially seams, and although the experience of this is disconcerting at first, ultimately awareness of this is a good thing. It is one of the first steps to becoming free. Precious people lost their life in a global event that brought this awareness to so many more people with 9/11…and helping us see things as they really are is a potential gift that was given.
Another offer which ultimately for me gives a very empowering and uplifting lens to consider events with (again not as truth per se, but as ideas to consider):
It comes down for me with meaning being linked to what you are and then do living from inside Self going back out into the shared world in response. Ultimately this is all anyone individually has control of. Ever.
This gives me great comfort and great hope as more and more people take responsibility for their “personal” contributions in creation.
Thanks T. -x.M
Thanks M, I spent most of the day here watching the videos in your comment and other related material. The Judy Wood video covers the same material as the two earlier ones in your post but more in-depth, the audio quality greatly improved and it moves at a better pace. I agree with you that Judy Wood provides this opportunity to consider the evidence carefully and thoroughly without passing judgement or laying blame on anyone in particular – and to stay reasonably at ease with these extraordinary findings. It was clearly not a conventional weapon.
Looking at the aftermath of fear, outrage, and feelings of retribution surrounding 9/11, the question is how do I feel now about this new evidence? As you say, ‘how do I let inconsistency and dissonance impact the way I live my life…’ Just looking at that… this kind of gentle opening to the truth from a stable footing allows us to consider all the factors as they are. In the long term the truth will reveal itself. It’s a step in the direction of developing a new kind of awareness of what our reality is.
For me, it’s about looking at the world without illusion, or thinking it’s something it’s not, and that’s enough. Inevitably, this works in our inner life too. ‘People take responsibility for their “personal” contributions in creation’, and the ignorance that allows this kind of thing to happen is replaced with knowledge/wisdom. Thanks for taking the time to share the videos.
Tiramit, I appreciated the spirit of this post. In particular I enjoyed the way you describe the big lie as having sort of infiltrated the fabric of daily life. It lives in and as us. I also appreciated your thought that, as an individual, the real question is how the possibility of the existence of the big lie makes you feel. How do you engage with that realization? How does one respond, eat dinner with it sitting alongside of you, walk through the park with its presence lurking amongst the flowers?
It was sad to see the hoopla and the reactionism when this event first happened, but I admit in moments to being temporarily swept along. For me, these events highlight the far greater problem of discernment, living with integrity, and being willing to admit we don’t know what happened, or what the appropriate response is, even as the ashes are still falling from the sky. People want justice, a response, a setting straight, and it is a challenge to say that group: we don’t know who was “right” in this, who “wrong”, but we do know that without forgiveness and compassion, any response will only perpetuate the suffering that began here.
Every act of violence is probably, at some level, a reaction to suffering. How could forgiveness not have been the appropriate response? Not forgiveness of “them”, or “others”, but forgiveness of the emotional maelstrom, forgiveness for the present experience, for the suffering incited by tragic events. What if we responded to tragedy without needing to assign blame, or work back to who tricked who, or who was at fault? There would be the awareness of pain, the choice to carry it, to help one another with the burden, to respond with compassion. But we have this driving need to identify the source of tragedy… as if we are capable of knowing the source of our pain and suffering. This, to me, is hubris… Thinking we can know, without introspection and compassion, the cause of suffering and how to remove it.
Much of this un-earthing of “Truth” strikes me as being related to an effort to understand who was responsible. Who read the document and failed to respond? Who planned this out? Who helped them? Who consciously ignored the clues? What does that really give us, that knowledge? The knowledge of who to blame, but everyone was responsible, no? Everyone who has greeted pain and loss with an attack on the external blameworthy, the “others”, the “enemies”, has contributed to this. That is pretty much all of us…
That many persons may have been manipulated into a war was possible only because many persons believe in war and retribution as legitimate responses to suffering. Events like this remind me how little I know of what “the right thing to do” can be. Big, dark, heavy feelings roll into our awareness, and maybe the best we can do is welcome them, sit with them, offer them tea… Sometimes those who don’t know what to do right away are seen as weak. I don’t understand how anyone knows what to do…
Dear Michael, thank you for the honesty of your comment and this: ‘I don’t understand how anyone knows what to do…’. It’s like something somebody might say in a situation of war – in a city that’s been bombed, people react like this. Except that in NY that day there was no war, no enemy, the victims were instantly pulverised, turned into dust along with the concrete and metal and the buildings vanished – according to Dr Judy Wood (see M’s post, scroll down near the bottom for two videos). The WTC buildings were precisely removed with minimal damage to surrounding areas – like a natural disaster, a hurricane, an earthquake, but it was a constructed event.
Who are the bad guys who did this? We don’t need to know right now, we need to focus on long term healing. In the meantime, the big lie is situated in the place where the cause of it should be… just leave it there, not possible to engage with that realisation, contemplate the presence of it without getting involved. Consider how thirteen years have passed, the anger, the outrage, retribution and all the deaths in the Middle East; it’s all gone. We don’t need to identify the source of tragedy, that’ll be revealed in time, we need to let the fires burn down, regain emotional, psychological balance and for me it means returning to the integrity underlying the Buddha’s teachings.
Allow the investigation to go on – the ‘un-earthing of the truth’ as you say, in an introspective context. Return to our own well-being, calm leads to insight, find our own inner refuge through clarity of mind. That’ll do for now. The real challenge is to be awake even in the midst of a hurricane of emotions — when we are hurt and betrayed, angry and afraid. Maybe we can’t do that at the moment, but it’s enough to look for the mind state where we can consider it as a possibility. As you say, ‘responding to tragedy without having to assign blame’. We don’t actually need to engage with anxious negative thinking. Don’t get caught up in mental proliferation, do everything that’s opposite from what they intended us to feel. Leave all that for the time being. Accept all aspects of the human condition, stay alert, be with reality… these ‘big, dark, heavy feelings roll into our awareness – welcome them, sit with them, offer them tea…’
Sorry, but I have stopped the video after 5′. Well, I think I’m a spiritual seeker, but also I have a scientific training. For the first reason, I don’t want to open my mind to accusations of so extraordinary evil without a good motive. For the second reason, I can’t believe in conspiracy theories based on unfounded facts: when there are questions without answer, don’t imply we have to create a fictitious theory with our own invented answers! The lies about Weapons of Mass Destruction were the origin for the conspiracy theories, also many Muslim groups encouraged it, for evident reasons, but there are not any established fact about them. I think: fill our mind with such evil theories, with such suspicions, is the contrary to fill our mind with peace and joy. Not recommendable. Is not real, is only a theory, a bad one. Going beyond, all those dramas, wars, international conflicts, etc. are the product of non-awareness. Better to work in our self-awareness than spend our precious and limited time in research of .. what?.
Dear Inaendelea, sorry to hear you feel that way about the video, my feeling is that there were many hours of it and if you’d given it a bit more than 5 minutes, you might have seen better how the ideas were to be presented. But I agree that this is an emotive subject, I feel as you do and agree, I think, with nearly everything you say. In my post and in reply to others’ comments, I thought I’d made it clear that the focus is on healing, recovery and there is nothing to be gained by fuelling the fires of suspicion. So I think there may be some misunderstanding here and I apologise if my writing has caused this. The last thing I’d want to do is create conflict. The post is a Buddhist reflection, which as you know is based on peace and wisdom.
Thanks for reply tiramit, I’m sorry for have read too quick, I’m too busy nowadays, and I know before write opinions we have to have enough time, I know it. Anyway, this topic, 11-S, reborns every year near this dates, years ago I had interested about the conspiracy theories (there are many, not only one, you know) and my conclusion was the same I wrote here. That’s why my reaction was so fast. I already argued, in many sites, my position, and my aim when I wrote here didn’t was to argue again, but the contrary: better don’t fill our minds with evil conspirations. Sorry again if didn’t understand you.
Hey, two for the price of one. You get an excuse to grab the oil and ramp up the police state at the same time. Who could refuse?
yeh… george dubya says
I have always had my own take on the World Trade Centre incident since the day it took place and I intend to repost it on Thursday.
Okay, I’ll be looking out for that…
“When an honest man, honestly mistaken, comes face-to-face with undeniable and irrefutable truth, he is faced with one of two choices, he must either cease being mistaken or cease being honest.” – Amicus Solo (Latan for “a lone friend”)
If Richard Gage is using AE911Ttruth’s funds to buy Dr. Wood’s book, and Richard Gage is suppressing Dr. Wood’s work, one must conclude that the prime directive of AE911Truth is to suppress the evidence. Mr. Gage cannot refute the overwhelming, conclusive, and indisputable evidence contained in Dr. Wood’s book but only misrepresent it (i.e. promote disinformation about it). Humanity has awoken. If you are worthy and willing to open your eyes to the truth, read WHERE DID THE TOWERS GO? by Dr. Judy Wood.
Richard Gage and other Liars for 9/11 Truth
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AE911Truth vs Dr. Judy Wood
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Form 990 ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS FOR 9-11 TRUTH INC, Part I Summary, 1.) mission statement
Our mission is to research, compile, and disseminate (some) scientific evidence relative to the destruction of the three World Trade Center skyscrapers, (not all 7, just 3 of the buildings) calling for a truly open and independent investigation and supporting others in the pursuit of justice. (Except Dr. Judy Wood)
Form 990 ARCHITECTS & ENGINEERS FOR 9-11 TRUTH INC, Schedule A, Part II, Section A
from 2008 to 2012 AE911Truth income was $1.365 million!!!
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If Mr. Gage was searching for the truth, then he would not be trying to deceive his supporters and the American people by claiming to present the best “scientific forensic evidence”, only to completely ignore the large sum of scientific forensic evidence that thermite does not explain. If a scientist or researcher only presented the evidence that supports their hypothesis while completely ignoring the evidence that countered their hypothesis, they could be stripped of their professional license or degree for presenting such an unscientific and biased fraction of the total sum of important physical evidence that demands consideration.
Theory, speculation, and belief are not necessary to understand that a type of directed energy was used on 9/11, rather, only detailed study of the empirical evidence from 9/11 is necessary. Situations like this are rare in science, where there is so much empirical evidence that one can bypass theory and speculation to draw an irrefutable conclusion from the evidence. This also helps to illustrate a major difference between Dr. Judy Wood and other 9/11 researchers, as she did not start with theory or speculation and then begin researching to see if it was consistent with the evidence. Instead, Dr. Wood simply did what any objective, vigilant scientist would do, she gathered and studied as much of the empirical evidence from 9/11 as possible, assembling a monumental database of verifiable physical evidence that dwarfs the efforts of any other 9/11 “research”, including the unscientific ‘9/11 Commission Report’. After gathering and studying all of this important evidence, Dr. Wood arrived at the only logical, inescapable conclusion that explains all of this empirical evidence, a general category of weapon technology known as ‘directed energy weapons’ (DEW). It would be theory or speculation to go beyond that by trying to name a specific weapon technology or location, because that is not what the evidence allows us to irrefutably conclude. This is why the term is left as a general one, because that is the only logical, conclusive, and irrefutable conclusion that the evidence allows us to make.
This download is the Foreword and book review of “WHERE DID THE TOWERS GO?” by Eric Larsen, Professor Emeritus at John Jay College of Criminal Justice 1971 – 2006 (35 years), plus the Author’s Preface.
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Those of us who have read Dr. Wood’s book can give at least 10 reasons that rule out the theory by “AE911trutherd” that welding material destroyed the WTC. How many can you list ? Hint: the bottom of page 45, the top of page 171, the diagrams on page 81 and 84, the diagram at the bottom of page 11, and of course pages 122 to 127. The list is endless, actually.
By reading WHERE DID THE TOWERS GO?, you know from the EVIDENCE that the Twin Towers turned to dust in mid-air never hitting the ground.
>Bombs don’t do that.
>Thermite does not do that.
>Thermate does not do that.
>Nano-enhanced thermite does not do that.
>Nano-thermite does not do that.
>New-and-improved super-duper mini-micro-nano thermite does not do that.
>Firecrackers do not do that.
>Fire does not do that.
>Nukes do not do that.
>Megga nukes do not do that.
>Milli-nukes do not do that.
>Mini-nukes do not do that.
>Nano-nukes cannot do that.
>A wrecking ball cannot do that.
>A slingshot cannot do that.
>Missiles cannot do that.
We know this because we know those things above involve Kinetic Energy and/or Thermal Energy and we know that the “dustification” was done without Kinetic Energy and without Thermal Energy. That is, “dustification” was not done with high heat (Thermal Energy) nor with some form of Kinetic Energy (wrecking ball, projectile, gravity collapse). The building was not cooked to death nor was it beaten to death. So Kinetic Energy Weapons (KEW) did not destroy the buildings nor did Thermal Energy Weapons (TEW) destroy the buildings. But we know that Energy was Directed somehow (and controlled within fairly precise boundaries) to cause the building to turn to dust in mid air. That is, some kind of (cold) Directed Energy that was used as a weapon (cDEW) had to have done this. Energy was directed and manipulated within the material such that it came apart without involving high heat (fire, welding materials such as thermite) and without having something fly through the air and hit it (bullets, missile, bombs, wrecking ball, a giant hammer, or many micro hammers)
If this technology can manipulate energy to do something like this, it can also be manipulated to provide us with “free energy” (i.e. “off the grid”). Simply by looking at the cover of Dr. Wood’s book you can realize there must be a technology that can do this. This is evidence that such technology does exist. This is evidence that a technology capable of providing “free energy” (“off the grid”) exists. The whole world witnessed this which means the whole world can know that “free-energy technology” exists. This realization will change the world. This is probably the biggest reason why there is so much effort spent misrepresenting, distorting, and suppressing Dr. Wood’s research.
Those that choose to focus on hearsay, speculation, conspiracy theories, or unqualified opinions while ignoring irrefutable factual evidence by avoiding it is what keeps a cover-up in place. Diverting the public to arguing between the two false choices of “9/11 Truthers” verses “The Official 9/11 Conspiracy Theory” while ignoring the facts is classic perception management designed to hide and obscure the evidence. (Chanting “9/11 Was An Inside Job!” is equivalent to chanting “Yes To Fascism!”)
Richard Gage is NOT a qualified forensic scientist. Dr. Judy Wood IS a qualified forensic scientist. AE911Truth is calling for a new investigation. This implies an admission that they are NOT qualified to conduct such an investigation of what happened. Otherwise, why are they calling for a new investigation instead of conducting one themselves — unless the intention is to knowingly distract its members and others away from the new investigation that has already been conducted? AE911Truth wants a new investigation? They already have one. It’s contained in a book called “WHERE DID THE TOWERS GO?” Why is AE911Truth suppressing it? AE911Truth cannot lobby Congress. They are a 501( c )3 and are prohibited from lobbying Congress. Why didn’t AE911Truth submit their so-called “thermite evidence” to NIST? – Oh, that’s right. It’s a federal crime to defraud the government. Why hasn’t AE911Truth filed a Federal qui tam case? Because they haven’t blown the whistle on anything and they have no evidence and it is past the statute of limitation. So, why didn’t they support Dr. Wood’s Federal qui tam case that was filed instead of banning members who mentioned it? * — I guess they really didn’t want such a case to go forward. So they want “respect and compassion for all people” except for those named “Dr. Judy Wood.”
AE911truth first opened their website about 3.5 weeks AFTER Dr. Wood submitted her Request for Corrections (RFC) to NIST. She was the first to submit an RFC that blew the whistle on the contractors for the NIST report. Can you say “damage control” ? Then she filed a federal qui tam case that could have blown this whole case wide open, including putting people under oath – if there were enough supporters. Guess what? It became a policy in AE911Truth to ban those who discussed the work of Dr. Wood in an honest manor. ** Since Richard Gage, founder & CEO of AE911truth, bought Dr. Wood’s book in the spring of 2011 and read it, he can no longer use “plausible deniability” as a defense. Mr. Gage is knowingly leading people away from the truth about 9/11 and using AE911Truth funds to accomplish this task. So leading people away from the truth must be the mission of AE911Truth. How else could he justify using AE911Truth funds to buy this book? Who funds AE911Truth? Donations through the donation drives on his site have dried up. However, donating creates a psychological hold on the donor and they are less likely to leave the organization or question Mr. Gage. Dr. Wood is a teacher and promotes independent thinking. Perhaps this is why she does not ask for donations on her website or conduct membership drives for a “truth club” to keep everyone in lockstep, where members are issued a list of talking points to focus on so that they don’t go looking for the truth. Dr. Wood is just one person. Richard Gage brags about having a large membership in lockstep with him. So why is he so concerned about just ONE person and radiates such anger at Dr. Wood? The truth is powerful and it emerges through independent thought.
The scientific method, as it came into being during the Enlightenment period, is a method of thought known as empiricism or as the empirical method. Under the terms of empiricism, all conclusions are, must, and can be drawn from observable evidence and from observable evidence only. Evidence must precede any and every conclusion to be drawn from it. Then, if sound logic governs in the relationship between evidence and the conclusion drawn from it, that conclusion will be irrefutable
Scientists, as all know or should know, proceed in their thinking not according to belief or desired outcome but according solely and only to what the empirical evidence they have gathered, studied, and observed allows them to conclude or makes it inevitable for them to conclude.
This is why Dr. Wood’s work is irrefutable. She only presents evidence and an analysis of that evidence. There is no use for a theory in forensic science. Either you know something or you don’t. That is why those in charge of a cover up don’t want people to look at the evidence in Dr. Wood’s book. Dr. Wood does not ask you to believe her. She only wants you to believe yourself and think for yourself and look at the evidence yourself and not argue about opinions of theories of speculation of ideasŠ That is what keeps a cover up in place. Those of us who have read Dr. Wood’s book know this to be true.
On 9/11 over a half mile of vertical building height, containing nearly 150 football fields of floor space, was reduced to a near-level field of dust and debris, where rescue workers walked horizontally or rappelled into empty caverns to look for survivors. How was this possible given the standard laws of engineering and physics? The 9/11 Commission Report bypassed this central issue, as did the report of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Contrary to its stated objective of determining ‘why and how WTC 1 and WTC 2 collapsed,’ the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) made the stunning admission that it did not investigate how the towers fell. Neither the standard view that the Twin Towers collapsed from fire nor the standard opposition view that they were intentionally detonated by thermite explosives explains the evidence, nor do they follow the laws of engineering and physics. Dr. Wood left Clemson to research the 9/11 conundrum full time, and she has focused her research strictly on physical evidence and scientific principles. WHERE DID THE TOWERS GO? provides an understandable, credible, and photo-enhanced summary of Dr. Wood’s disturbing findings, which resulted in her lawsuit against the contractors of the NIST report.
Dr. Judy Wood earned a Ph.D. Degree from Virginia Tech and is a former professor of mechanical engineering. She has research expertise in experimental stress analysis, structural mechanics, deformation analysis, materials characterization and materials engineering science. Her research has involved testing materials, including complex-material systems, in the area of photomechanics, or the use of optical and image-analysis methods to determine physical properties of materials and measure how materials respond to forces placed on them. Her area of expertise involves interferometry.
She taught graduate and undergraduate engineering classes and has authored or co-authored over 60 peer-reviewed papers in her areas of expertise. In the time since 9/11/01, she has applied her expertise in materials science, image analysis and interferometry, to a forensic study of over 40,000 images, hundreds of video clips and a large volume of witness testimony pertaining to the destruction of the WTC complex. Dr. Wood has conducted a comprehensive forensic investigation of what physically happened to the World Trade Center site on 9/11. And, based on her analysis of the evidence she gathered, in 2007, she filed a federal qui tam case for science fraud against the contractors who contributed to the official NIST report about the destruction of the WTC. This case was filed in the US Supreme Court in Dec 2009. To this day, Dr. Wood’s investigation is the only comprehensive forensic investigation in the public domain.
*Chapter 31. AE911 “Truth” and Other Sites Again Censor The Evidence 04 Apr 2010
AE911 – Silently Deletes A Petition Signer (pages 297 to 300) of 9/11Finding the Truth – A Compilation of Articles by Andrew Johnson Focused around the research and evidence compiled by Dr. Judy Wood
Click to access 9-11%20-%20Finding%20the%20Truth.pdf
**In Appendix C, page 238, section C, (Refined searches) of Michael Armenia’s book, “Nanomanagement:The Disintegration of a Non-Profit Corporation”, the name “Judy Wood” is a search term used to disqualify a person’s affiliation with AE911Truth.
Field Interference 013 AE911Truth: A Failure By Design
We reported about Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth (ae911truth.org) in episode 16 of our audio reports. We worked for them as their systems administrators for almost two years. As a high-level administrator inside the organization, I witnessed a stunning degree of mismanagement and I was privy to everything; including the stuff that nobody was supposed to see.
Richard Gage and AE911Truth sleep in the same bed with convicted sex offenders?
Manuel (Manny) Badillo from the conference “Investigate Building 7: A Call to Reexamine the Most Important Event of Our Time,” held March 26, 2011
US Marine John P DiMatale speaks at Rethink911 Times Square Event 9-11-13
Wake up sheeple. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain. Big Brother only has as much power as you grant him. Independent thought is powerful. After reading WHERE DID THE TOWERS GO? by Dr. Judy Wood, Charlie Pound of the U. K. produced the song WAKE UP THIS YOUR ALARM! Unless you enjoy being fleeced, leave the opinion herd and read Dr. Wood’s book too. It will soon be 13 years since a secret technology was used to create terror and mass murder for the sake of imperialism and hegemony based on a fiat money system in its death throes. What are we as a people left with? A published scientific forensic investigation that concludes a type of Directed Energy that was used as a weapon “dustified” the World Trade Center complex and a group of shadowy people determined to suppress that evidence by any means. This is the sad reality that we live in. Wake up!
© 2012 Music, Lyrics, & Vocals by Charlie Pound
BTW…Those who ridicule and marginalize Dr. Judy Wood are promoting the fascist police state that Edward Joseph “Ed” Snowden is alerting us to…
Does any of this ring alarm bells? Of course not. After all, this is America, officially a democracy with the rule of law, a constitution, a free press, honest elections, and a well-informed public constantly being put on guard against evils. Historical comparisons like these are just exercises in verbal gymnastics. Maybe, maybe not. (Remember that fascist regimes have elections too. Covering it up with a red, white, and blue sticker doesn’t make fascism any less despicable. When are people going to wake up and start using the “F” word?)
Thirteen years of hearsay, speculation, conspiracy theories and a list of discussion points to focus on instead of looking for the truth – delusion keeps the cover-up in place. Then someone like Dr Judy Wood comes along, and she isn’t starting with a theory then conducting research to see if the theory is consistent with the evidence. Instead, Dr Wood has gathered empirical evidence and drawn a logical conclusion: Directed Energy Weapons. No speculation on who, why, how. Just conclusions drawn from observable evidence.
It is all so painful still. I confess I did not watch the video for the same reason my husband and I have not gone to see the memorial and will not go. I feel a pain in the pit of my stomach with just the thought of it. I remember the terror of the witnessing of the event as it happened on TV. We saw the aftermath and I gave a few victims and first responders Reiki in the weeks after it happened. A minute drop in the bucket. I will never forget one guy who lost– perhaps his wife– he didn’t say but the connection we had in Reiki went very deep. As for the big lie, I need to have compassion for George W. I think he and Chenney should be found to be war criminals. It is all so raw still.
Thank you Ellen, it’s enough to simply express these thoughts. It says it all, nothing to be gained by speculating on who, why and how. All will be revealed in time. In the meantime we’re having to deal with the pain of it, and your experience during the Reiki connection with that traumatised person, I found particularly meaningful. The only realistic way to go from here is, as you suggest, have compassion for all those engaged in the big lie, including those ordinary folk who simply believe it, because they profoundly don’t know what they are doing…
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Was it the Buddha who said, “Only don’t know”? That’s how I feel about 9/11. Thank you for creating a conversation that is more than shallow, syrupy sentimentalism. -J.B.
Maybe somebody else can comment on whether it was the Buddha who said, ‘only don’t know’, but it’s sounds to me like the Ajahn Chah teaching on ‘uncertainty’ being the nature of things: impermanence. One may rest in that truth if there’s no attachment to ‘self’. Thanks for noticing, it’s exactly this I was hoping to emphasize in the 9/11 example. For as long as it takes, we can remain open, balanced and free from opinions. Not easy, but the effort to get there is enough to lead to calm clear thinking.
Hi Kim, can you send that link again, I’m having to use my phone here and can’t get the connection
It’s a photo more then an article.
Will check it out when I get to the Internet cafe later today…
Managed to see your file eventually… yes, Silverstein is involved in some way. I read something recently saying we will probably never know the truth of it. It’s enough for me to consider the real value of accepting things as they are at the moment, knowing that such a thing is possible, living with that. The human condition: Greed, Hatred, Delusion – seeing that we don’t have to be like this; small steps create social change…
One person at a time. Like slow and steady wins the race.
Most people can understand Truth if it’s expressed correctly: ignorance is a kind of ignoring, knowledge pushes out ignorance…
Some people choose to remain ignorant. It’s easier like sleeping instead of working. But there are prices to pay. If you sleep instead of working living becomes harder. If you remain ignorant it hurts more when reality hits you upside your head.
Not easy for them to wake up to reality when there are these consumer products everywhere that keep people asleep. It suits the powers-that-be to have a docile population…
Thank you for the courage of your steady gaze into the abyss. There is irony here for me in that I owe much of my own waking up to awareness that there is a path to this dark, dark nefarious act. I’m sure I’m not the only one that found her path-walking accelerated by 911.
Thanks Marga for this interesting thought; an awareness of Truth discovered in escaping from the complex untruth created by those with whom I had formerly placed all my trust. The immensity of this sort of understanding is so much greater than the event itself, and sweeps away the monstrous fearfulness surrounding it. We’re suddenly able to see clearly into the inherent suffering of the human condition…
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