“David Ray Griffin’s Debunking 9/11 Debunking 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. 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.”—Bill Christison, former senior official of the CIA.
Debunking 9/11 Debunking:
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).


Book Description
By virtue of his previous four books on the subject, David Ray Griffin is widely recognized as one of the leading spokespersons of the 9/11 truth movement, which rejects the official conspiracy theory about 9/11. Although this movement was long ignored by the US 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 government and the corporately 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 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.

About the Author
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).

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  • Please don’t miss the 10 minute trailer to new documentary “The Ultimate Con”:


  • There is a short audio clip and transcript of Charles Goyette taking apart resident Popular Mechanics Punk Davin Coburn with one simple question at:


    Its been frustrating listening to the 9/11 truth professors and engineers being “debunked” by noodle brained twits.

  • Bravo to Dr. Miller for endorsing the work of Dr. David Ray Griffin. The progressive community needs to answer the questions surrounding 9/11.

  • Hello Dr Miller,

    You were excellent in Orwell Roles in His Grave. Thanks for standing up for your country as the Empire speeds ever downwards. Science and truth will win out in the end. Now we just want to know who in NYC wired those three buildings. I’ll bet you a grand “America’s Mayor” would know their names

    Lazlo Toth

  • I’m sure Miller is finally happy about standing up for the Republic and finally taking a stand to save his own hide. He should sign up at Patriotsquestion911.com

    More progressives should get on board with 911 Truth. Getting the Truth out will be a catalyst for serious change like never before seen in the USA. Unless they are satisfied with leaving their families in harms way as a full-on fascist regime solidifies in the country their children will be growing up in. Letting the 911 culprits get away with mas murder on native soil will only encourage them to carry out more attacks. One doesn’t have to be a rocket scientist to figure that one out.

    check out 911 Truth Surge

  • Miller is great. Let’s stop the fascist before they take seed.

  • No, the debunkers are not “noodle-brained twits”. They are patriotic Americans blasting the lunatic conspiracy house of cards into a pile of rubble.

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