An Answer to Popular Mechanics and Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory
David Ray Griffin
Introduction: Conspiracy Theories and Evidence
1. 9/11 Live or Distorted: Do the NORAD Tapes Verify The 9/11 Commission Report?
2. The Real 9/11 Conspiracy Theory: A Critique of Kean and Hamilton’s Without Precedent
3. The Disintegration of the World Trade Center: Has NIST Debunked the Theory of Controlled Demolition?
4. Debunking 9/11 Myths: A Failed Attempt by Popular Mechanics
“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.”–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.”—Paul Craig Roberts, Assistant Secretary of the US 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.”—Meria Heller, Producer Host of the Meria Heller Show (www.meria.net).
In the present book, David Ray Griffin shows that these attempts can themselves be easily debunked. Besides demonstrating the pitiful failure of Debunking 9/11 Myths (published by Popular Mechanics and endorsed by Senator John McCain), Griffin riddles 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. He 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 leveled 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 theory.
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.