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April 23, 2011

Inside Higher Ed Ignores 9/11 Evidence

By James Fetzer

A relatively obscure conflict between the Editors-in-Chief of an international journal for philosophy of science and the Guest Editors of a special issue on "Evolution and It's Rivals" has led to the call for a boycott of the journal until the Editors-in-Chief correct an action that is widely viewed as having been inappropriate.  In a column about this controversy in INSIDE HIGHER EDUCATION, "A Peculiar Disclaimer" (20 April 2011), the reporter, Libby Nelson--who, to the best of my knowledge, has never studied 9/11--implies the contention that 9/11 was "an inside job" is one for which there is "no accepted evidence".  In an effort to set the record straight, I have tried repeatedly to post the following commentary but have been repeatedly rejected. 

The article itself went through an intriguing evolution.  At 3 AM/CT, Inside Higher Ed had it that "Fetzer is also no stranger to controversial theories for which there is no evidence; outside his work on philosophy, for instance, he is a proponent of the claim that the U.S. government is responsible for the Sept. 11 attacks."  By 6 AM/CT, after I had submitted my comment, it had changed to "no accepted evidence", where it stood when I submitted this to OpEdNews. Now it only says that I am no stranger to controversial theories and claim that the U.S. government was responsible for the 9/11 attacks.  I assert that because the evidence supports it. I agree with Michael Moore, who said, when asked if he believed in conspiracy theories, "Only those that are true!"

Since the issues involved here are of more than passing interest, I am publishing it here in the hope that the public will become aware of the disconcerting fact that most faculty are unwilling to come to grips with even the most blatant falsehoods promoted by the government and reinforced by the main stream media, even though evidence that exposes these falsehoods and reveals underlying truths can be found from many sources, including articles published previously here at OpEdNews, which appears to be one of the few remaining bastions of freedom of inquiry and of freedom of the press.  If faculty are not willing to deal with travesties like 9/11, it is difficult to see why they deserve the public's respect when they could contribute but fail to do so. 

South Tower Tilting by public domain

Apart from its own peculiar lapse about research on 9/11, "A Peculiar Disclaimer" from Inside Higher Education offers an excellent overview of the issues, where I was involved in dealing with the Editors-in-Chief about these questions, which Glenn Branch, my co-editor, and I had thought we had resolved until the disclaimer appeared in the hard copy edition. Contrary to the author's insinuation, there is a great deal of evidence that what we have been told about 9/11 cannot possibly be true, where the official account--authored principally by Philip Zelikow, whose area of academic specialization was the creation and maintenance of "public myths"--has been falsified on virtually every major count by experts and scholars across the disciplines, including those of physics and of engineering.

North Tower Dustifying by public domain

As Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth has explained, the towers cannot have been demolished in about ten seconds apiece without the use of powerful explosives, where a collapse due to fire would have been impossible. Indeed, no steel structure high-rise has collapsed due to fire before 9/11 or after and, we have found, did not occur on 9/11, either. Pilots for 9/11 Truth has discovered that black box data they were given by the NTSB corresponds to a plane on a different approach that was too high to have hit any lampposts and appears to have flown over the Pentagon rather than crashed into it. And as David Ray Griffin, the leading authority on 9/11 has found, the available evidence shows that the alleged phone calls from the planes were faked to induce a sympathetic emotional response in the public.

THE 9/11 CONSPIRACY by Open Court

Since the official account of 9/11 entails the violation of laws of aerodynamics, of physics, and of engineering, it is "just fine" as long as you are willing to believe impossible things. See, for example, "Why doubt 9/11?", on the home page of Scholars for 9/11 Truth, the research society I founded, and especially patriotsquestion911.com, a web site that features bio sketches, photos, and statements from several thousand professionals from government, military, aeronautical, engineering, architectural, and other backgrounds, who are convinced that we have not been told the truth about 9/11, a sentiment shared by Thomas Kean and William Hamilton, who have published their concerns that the Pentagon, for example, gave the commission three versions of the events of 9/11. If the chairs of The 9/11 Commission don't know what happened on 9/11, who does?

WTC Devastation by public domain

Since even George W. Bush qualified 9/11 as "the pivotal event of the 21st Century", it might be a good idea if more academicians and scholars were to apply their backgrounds and abilities to sorting out truth from fiction. 9/11 has been used to justify wars in Afghanistan and in Iraq that have depleted the national treasury by over a trillion dollars, which could certainly have been used for more constructive purposes here at home. When you realize the false rationales that were advanced to justify those invasions--including that Saddam possessed weapons of mass destruction, that Iraq was in collusion with Al Qaeda, and that Osama bin Laden was responsible (a claim for which even our own FBI acknowledges it has "no hard evidence')--it should be obvious that the public interest would be well served by more research on 9/11 than even the debate over evolution and ID.

Author's Website: www.d.umn.edu/~jfetzer/

Author's Bio: McKnight Professor Emeritus, University of Minnesota, Duluth; Founder, Scholars for 9/11 Truth; Editor, Assassination Research.


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Comment by sandy rose on April 30, 2011 at 7:18am

yes, Thoth II, unfortunately it would be that they just love keeping

(or trying to be keeping) us not only clueless about what's really going

on, but also fat and sick, so that then we can take their potentially

FATAL drugs, and so their insurance and 'medical' buddies can rack up

huge piles of munny off people who can't afford it, giving away our jobs,

then our houses, raising prices

so high that one can go bonkers just trying to imagine surviving. 

gas prices are freakin outrageous (4.15 for 'cheapo' here in ohio),

while the gas companies make huge profits,  food prices are

alarmingly high,  man,

yeah, it's not a pretty scene at all, is it?   and it just makes my blood

boil to sit back and have to admit that our whole stinkin criminal

gummint KNOWS about 9/11, and are part of the cover up.  and

they'll be danged if they're gonna risk their lives to speak up.

makes me wonder if they all knew even before 9/11 happened.


     what's even scarier, if it gets scarier than our criminal gummint,

is where is the outrage from people?  well, pllllllenty o people are

plenty o outraged.  but what do we do with it?  we protest?  we used

to.  since then we've seen the also GUILTY media hoes stomp out

any reporting of massive protests, and instead try to intimidate/

discourage/scare with way overdone police forces us into just sitting

back and 'taking it'.   i don't however think that means that all of us

are just resigned to 'whatever', cause lots and lots of folks are lots

pissed, and know better than what they tell us, there are millions of

us out there.  but what do we do with our millions against bombs

and drones and sick leaders and outrageous prices?   in the blackness

of dark, as opposed to in the bright light of day, i do believe that

they'd just as soon kill off anyone on earth who isn't rich and white

and a man.   this yoo ess aye has spawned some hideousness for sure.

      sometimes i almost wish i didn't know as much as i do know

about what they have done, in case that would have made it less

horrifying to live with. 

       but i'm always grateful for the great masses of people who

feel the same as i do about all of this.  we must stick together.



Comment by Thoth II on April 26, 2011 at 3:34pm



yes, so true.


I was listening to an Egyptian scholar talking on an internet radio show, and he mentioned how the pharoahs and all the ancient leaders kept the power to themselves by a technique of keeping the knowledge to themselves and a few scribes they kept in their court. They could disguise this secrecy behind religion or state secrets , etc.  I was considering that this is just what they are doing today, but are much more sophisticated at the art.  Today, they use academia, main stream media, and even religion, to control the flow of knowledge from the public.  I am strongly beginning to believe they are intentionally wrecking education because they understand the implications of a smart versus a dumb public for themselves.


I mean, let's just step back 50 short years.  I say short because I and probably many people here can easily remember back 50 years , just like it was yesterday.  For example, I not only know in detail where I was and how the decor in the room was when JFK was killed, but even mundane stuff like when Andy Griffith show or something was playing.  Remember that society?  My impression was it was an optimistic time for the middle class with bourgening inventions, etc., and education was solid gold in my part of the nation anyway.  Only these 50 years later, it has totally 180 degree shifted to a highly pyramidal society like the caste society of India, with students no longer looking forward to bright futures.  How could this possibly have happened by chance?  No way, it was all by clever design and the Gary Mack types are the traitors who allowed the oligarchs to do this, and why, just for a little money.  

Comment by sandy rose on April 26, 2011 at 8:55am

liked your comments, Thoth II,

     yeah, and ya notice in all the wimpering they do about how doodoo

deep in debt "we" are, they bicker about whether they should take munny

from schools, which are alarmingly somewhat screwed, or things like

medicare and all that, but they never seem to openly acknowledge that



STINKIN PIG-MONGERING WHARRRRRES....we wouldn't be so hard

up for trillions a dollars a cash.!!  whoopsie, oh m'gawrsh, seems we've spent

it all on the war(sss).  oh well, at least we are taking over the world.  there's always that.

look out Syria, smells like you might be next!?!   where's our drones.....hhhhm mm..

and 'oh bummer', as i believe Shallel adequately called 'it', whoa, what a puppet

goes there.  as long as he gets his lobster for dinner, ain't no problem. 

oh bummer is more like just a hideous thing to try not to look at.  but

he seems to be getting awful boisterous with his little drones n things.

 but then

again, from where i sit, our whole gummint is involved up to its itchy groin,

and then some, either whole hardedly, or in just keeping its foul trap shut.

when we became *aware* about 9/11, i don't think we realized that our

whole stinkin hoe-bag gummint was in on it.  but the further we get away

from it (9/11), and the less they do to even acknowledge that THE WHOLE


the guiltier and guiltier they look/are/will be/have been/are.

      people, we are in some really ranky times.  good thing we have ea chuther.

who knows when the cluster of swine will attempt to pull off their next one...uggg.




     .  whomever in the history of ever from now on takes a stand

against the yoo ess of aye in order to shut down our warholes, i give

them an standing ovation. ...even if it's thirty five years from now.


     how ashamed can we get of what our run-away bride assholish

gummint does.  nothing can ever seem alright again.  we have way

too much fucked it up.  not us, but our slime-whores in 'office'.  for shame.



Comment by Thoth II on April 25, 2011 at 1:15pm

"I assert that because the evidence supports it. I agree with Michael Moore, who said, when asked if he believed in conspiracy theories, "Only those that are true!"]"


"Since the official account of 9/11 entails the violation of laws of aerodynamics, of physics, and of engineering, it is "just fine" as long as you are willing to believe impossible things."


Of course we here do not believe impossible things, but the fact that so many citizens do , well such a people are just surrendering their and their childrens future to the oligarchs, who throughout history have brutalized humanity, and are once again doing it.  That is what really ticks me off, before, say in the ancient Egyptian days, this happened, but their wasn't such an abundance of technology and material wealth.  But today, with all the inventions and resources, there is enough to go around, if these oligarchs weren't hogging it all up for themselves.  Another thing they've really refined the art of, and this is probably why they are so successful, is that they learned how to get the best "hired guns" among the citizenry to do their various dirty work functions, that nonetheless take a lot of skill to do, intel ops, lobbyists, etc, to enable them to be totally isolated.  There are always the Gary Mack traitors who will do their bidding, and that guy is handsomely financially reward for his service.  

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