Joint Simultaneous 9/11 Press Conferences in Los Angeles & New York City - Sept 9, 2010 | September 11 Attacks | Unrest

Joint Simultaneous Press Conferences in Los Angeles and New York City announcing the launches of

Actors and Artists for 9/11 Truth Military Officers for 9/11 Truth Scientists for 9/11 Truth

September 9, 2010

Agendas
Los Angeles 11 AM to Noon PDT Downtown City Hall Steps
Introduction: Joseph Culp, (Host) Actor 5 minutes Representing Actors & Artists: Charles Ewing Smith Film & TV sound editor 5 minutes Representing Scientists: David Chandler, Physics teacher 15-17 minutes, including questions Representing Military Officers: Dr. Robert M. Bowman and Lt. Col. David Gapp 10-12 minutes each, including questions Representing Actors & Artists: John Heard, Michelle Phillips, Penny Little, Jim Haynie 2-3 minutes each, 15 minutes total

New York 2 PM - 3 PM EDT Manhattan City Hall Steps
Introduction: Dr. Mark Crispin Miller (Host) Professor of Media Ecology, NYU 7 minutes Representing Scientists: Dr. Niels Harrit, Prof. Emeritus of Chemistry University of Copenhagen 15-17 minutes, including questions Representing Military Officers: Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford 12-15 minutes, including questions Representing Actors & Artists: Daniel Sunjata, Actor 15 minutes total

Table of Contents Statements – Los Angeles Joseph Culp ..................................................... 1 Charles Ewing Smith..................................... 2 David Chandler...............................................3 Lt. Col. David W. Gapp ................................... 7 Lt. Col. Robert Bowman ................................8 Penny Little....................................................10 Jim Haynie .....................................................10 Michelle Phillips ............................................10 John Heard ....................................................10 Statements – New York Prof. Mark Crispin Miller..............................11 Dr. Niels Harrit .............................................12 Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford.............................15 Daniel Sunjata ...............................................17 Appendices APPENDIX A: Petitions Actors & Artists for 9/11 Truth............18 Military Officers for 9/11 Truth............19 Scientists for 9/11 Truth.......................20 APPENDIX B: Papers and References .......21 APPENDIX C: Biographies...........................22 APPENDIX D: News Release/Contacts .....24
Scientists, U.S. Military Officers and Actors & Artists for 9/11 Truth: Joint Press Conference, NYC, LA, September 9, 2010

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Introduction by Host Joseph Culp, Actor
At this very moment, our own joint press conferences are taking place in both New York and Los Angeles. Also at this moment, in Washington DC, the 1270-strong Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth are publicizing alarm over the official reports of the destruction of the three World Trade Center high-rises, and are demanding of Congress a new investigation.

Statement:
Statement to AA911Truth: “As an artist and citizen growing up in America I came to see that the truth about U.S. policies, both foreign and domestic, was not always easy to find. Without truth and transparency, it is impossible to achieve the democracy we aspire to be. A truly free and democratic country must have access to the truth, or it cannot make informed choices. “The events of 9/11 informed many choices for America, with arguably some of the most negative, hurtful, and disastrous consequences. It is now a well-accepted fact that the original 9/11 Commission was 'set up to fail' and did not get the full picture of 9/11, and instead perpetuated many myths. “The fact that most people don't know there was a building called WTC 7 that was completely demolished hours after the Twin Towers, without ever being hit by a plane is an example of how ill-informed we are. Qualified researchers from nearly every profession of the private sector have called the government's official story into question and can show ample evidence to contradict almost every facet of the 9/11 story shown to us through the media. 9/11 was not an accidental lapse of security nor a surprise to the highest levels of U.S. and world governments. This can be shown and proved. “My partners and I made The Reflecting Pool, the first investigative drama about 9/11, to bring some of these discrepancies to a wider public with the hope of inspiring others to ask more questions and demand honest answers about these history-altering events. As an artist it is my responsibility to seek the truth in my art, as a citizen it is my responsibility to demand truth from my government, if I want my children to have hope of living in a true democracy. “I grew up the son of veteran actor Robert Culp, an artist who put his ideals on the line championing civil rights in the 1960s. 9/11 Truth is a civil rights issue in the extreme, and one that I am willing to take on for my own conscience and the good of our country. We are all still suffering the effects of 9/11, economically, militarily, legally, culturally, not forgetting the victims, the sick and dying, and the families who lost loved ones, whose pain will last a lifetime. “I join with other actors and artists in support of a new independent investigation of the events of 9/11, wherever it may lead, in hopes of bringing the right people to justice, healing some of the terrible wounds, and setting an example and standard of truth for future generations. We should demand nothing less.”
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Statement: Charles Ewing Smith, Film and television sound and dialogue editor
The attacks of Sept 11, 2001 happened 9 years ago. Since that time numerous explanations have been put forth by various organizations, including our own government entities, FEMA and NIST -- the National Institute of Standards and Technology. We will, here today, present compelling new information which clearly, and unfortunately, refutes what these official sources have told us. However, despite all previous refutations, the mainstream media has continued to promote the official story. We, as members of the 9/11 Truth movement, seek the truth. We are here to say that the American people, indeed the people of the world, deserve better. We stand here today representing the three most recent professional groups to join forces with the worldwide 9/11 Truth Movement. We are actors, artists, scientists, and military officers. We are not professional criminal investigators. However, from the evidence that has come to light over the years, and in light of new evidence which we have chosen to share with you today, it is clear that aspects of the attacks required intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the US Defense Department, the Federal Aviation Administration, and even the security measures in place at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Given the growing list of inconsistencies within even the official accounts, we stand here today before you to urge you to join us in supporting a new and independent investigation. We do not know who committed this heinous act. We do not know how they did it. We do know that there is more than sufficient evidence to show that what our official government entities have told us is false. For this reason, we plan to continue our campaign to reopen the investigation so that we may, once and for all, fully understand what happened, why, and how. Then and only then will justice be done. To make matters worse, in view of the falsity of the explanations we've been given, it is all the more unacceptable that innocent people should continue to die in otherwise unjustified wars, fought in the name of 9/11. Finally, the American people at large no longer support the war in Afghanistan, as seen by a new Associated Press poll released August 20th, with only 38% support for the war – down from 46% in March. The question is: does this 38% know about the evidence we are about to present?

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Statement: David Chandler, Physics Teacher
The scientific evidence is overwhelming that the three sky-scrapers in the World Trade Center, the Twin Towers and Building 7, were demolished with the aid of explosives on September 11, 2001. Here are some of the key pieces of evidence. 1. Two studies of the downward motion of the North Tower, one by Graeme MacQueen and Tony Szamboti, the other by myself, David Chandler, both available online at the Journal of 9/11 Studies – the links are in your press kit – establish that the falling top section of the building did not deliver an impact to the lower section of the building that could have crushed the core structure and caused it to fail. In order to deliver an impact, the falling section would have to give up some of its momentum, and hence slow down. This didn't happen. There are good reasons to believe the falling section COULD NOT have destroyed the building. However, what both of these papers establish is the observational fact that it DID NOT destroy the building. It would have taken explosives to cause the destruction we all saw. 2. The fall of Building 7 was even more anomalous. It underwent a sudden transition from complete support to complete freefall, and continued in freefall for well over 2 seconds, while it fell over 100 feet. That's 8 stories of support that were completely eliminated. An object in freefall can do no work on other things along the way. Something had to clear the path to allow the upper section of the building to fall unimpeded. Something had to remove all support for 8 storeys, across the entire width of the building, which by the way was the size of a football field, simultaneously to within a fraction of a second in order for the building to fall straight down as it did. At first, NIST tried to cover up the fact of freefall, claiming it fell 40% slower than freefall. When I and others challenged them on their denial of freefall, they actually changed the report. The final report acknowledges freefall, but claims it is consistent with their prior analysis. This is physically impossible. NIST transformed a blatant lie into an incoherent and still false bare assertion. 3. The NIST scenario for the destruction of the twin towers was based on supposed high temperatures from fire. The question of high temperatures in the towers has an interesting twist. On the one hand, the highest possible temperatures due to kerosene fuel and office fires missed the melting point of steel by at least 1000°F. Evidence shows the fires burned a lot cooler than that, so NIST and its defenders came up with scenarios whereby steel merely weakened by office fires could fail and trigger a global collapse. However, on the other side of the coin, there is evidence for temperatures in the towers much higher than the melting point of steel. There are mountains of eyewitness testimony to molten steel in the rubble pile. The rubble continued to burn at high temperatures for literally months. There are massive beams twisted like pretzels without ripping or buckling. This can only be accomplished at high temperature. There are objects that have been dubbed “meteorites”: composites of molten concrete and steel. Most telling are the billions of iron microspheres scattered throughout the dust that covered New York. These testify to temperatures that could melt iron, in conditions that could spray it into a mist, whose droplets condensed before hitting the ground. There is no mechanism for these to be created during office fires. 4. The last piece of evidence I want to mention is one that should have clinched the case a year and a half ago: the identification of unreacted nano-thermite in the dust. Points 1, 2, and 3 are each, in themselves, smoking guns. This is the loaded gun. How many murder suspects have been convicted due to powder burns on their hands? This is a new, high tech, military grade material that can be tailored into either an incendiary, that can burn hot and fast, or an actual explosive. It not only points to buildings rigged in advance by insiders, but like the genetics of the weaponized anthrax attacks, it points directly to the involvement of high level insiders with connections in the military-industrial complex. Leading figures in the uncovering of all four of these lines of evidence are members of the newly formed Scientists for 9/11 Truth. We are here not just to lend credibility to the movement that demands a new investigation into the events of September 11TH” -- as per the scientists’ petition that is being unveiled today, but to actively uncover that truth, piece-by-piece. Science is about truth. But science in this country also has a history of selling its soul for government and corporate funding. I highly recommend....I urge....those of you in the press, to listen to scientists who haven't sold out. Get to know Scientists for 9/11 Truth.

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Annexes

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BIO and Talking Points: Lt. Col. David W. Gapp , USAF (Ret)

A native of Tucson, Arizona, Lt. Col.Gapp graduated from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Economics in 1978. He was commissioned as an Air Force officer in May, 1978 and entered Undergraduate Navigator Training at Mather AFB, CA. He received the Commander’s Trophy as the Top Graduate, and was assigned as a “back-seater” Weapons Systems Officer in the RF-4 Phantom. He completed a three year tour in Germany, whereupon he was selected for Undergraduate Pilot Training. After receiving his pilot wings, he returned to pilot the RF-4 Phantom. Lt. Col.Gapp attended the US Air Force’s Accident Investigation School, and is an experienced aircraft Class A mishap accident investigator, as well as Safety Board President. Lt. Col.Gapp’s other assignments were to Austin TX, Washington DC, Rio de Janeiro & Brasilia, Brazil, Tucson AZ, and the Azores island of Terceira in Portugal, from where he retired on September 1, 2009. A combat veteran, Lt. Col.Gapp deployed to Southwest Asia in 2006 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. There he served as Chief of the Master Air Attack Planning at the Combined Air Operations Center, in charge of creating the daily Air Task Order to support ground troops with tactical fighter and bomber aircraft in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He spent half his 31-year career flying fighters, and then transitioned to become an International Affairs Specialists. He attended the Defense Language Institute for Portuguese language, and was an exchange officer for one year with the Brazilian Air Force. He served as the Assistant Air Attaché at the US Embassy in Brazil, and was an Instructor Pilot in the C-12 King Air. Working for Headquarters US Air Forces South, he was Chief of the Air Force’s Theatre Security Cooperation programs for all of Central and South America. Lt. Col.Gapp’s last assignment was as Chief of Political Affairs for the 65th Air Base Wing where he and his staff served as the liaison between the US Air Force and the Portuguese Air Force located at Lajes Field, The Azores. • Improbability of ALL 8 Airline Pilots voluntarily giving up control of their aircraft to individuals stating they have box cutters and have or will kill passengers; this is not the established protocol to give up control of aircraft and responsibility of safety for your passengers and crew • Improbability of ALL 8 Airline Pilots being killed without a flight control reaction to upend any cockpit invasion • Improbability of ALL 8 Airline Pilots not entering the Hijack or Emergency Code into the transponder • Improbability IF the above occurred that the marginally-trained hijackers would be able to operate the navigational systems and fly to specific points in airspace using Instrument Flight Rules • Improbability of manoeuvring the airliners above 400 kts airspeed (considered high speed) and precisely striking the comparatively small WTC 1 & 2 (Professional pilots in simulators have about a one in three chance of accomplishing this manoeuvre.) • Improbability of manoeuvring AA Flight 77 from 35,000 feet descending to hit the Pentagon, as stated by USG in the Flight Data Recorder (FDR); specifically a 330 degree turn, descending at a controlled airspeed of 290-300 kts, to precisely strike the Pentagon at ground level • As a military fighter pilot, I have questions as to why the numerous Air Defense systems were not utilized that day, including intercept aircraft that had plenty of time from approx 8:14 am when ATC controllers realized something was wrong with AA Flight 11 (did not respond to authorization to change flight levels). Otis AFB has F-15 fighterinterceptors nearby; Flight 11 hit North Tower 8:45 am. Many other bases, including Andrews AFB outside Wash DC and Langley AFB VA have fighters on alert - why did none of them launch in time to intercept, as AA Flight 77 did not strike until 9:47 am.

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Statement: Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret)

• As a pilot, I concur with Colonel Gapp's analysis of the gross improbabilities in the official conspiracy theory. And as an old interceptor pilot, I concur with his puzzlement over the lack of interceptors that fateful morning. • As a career military officer, I would like to concentrate on the enormous harm the official 9/11 myth has done to our military establishment and to the people in it. • Using 9/11 as the excuse, the multinational corporations and bankers have used our brave young troops as cannon fodder in their corporate wars of aggression. They have systematically taken away our Constitutional rights, including those of our military personnel. And they have stolen 96% of the wealth our workers create with their labor. • The entire War on Terror is phony, and it would be even if you believed the ludicrous official conspiracy theory. Both wars were planned long before 9/11. The war of aggression against Afghanistan was in retaliation for the Taliban refusing Unocal rights to build a gas pipeline across Afghanistan to get trillions of dollars worth of gas from the Caspian Sea to their tankers in the ocean. The military leadership knew it had nothing to do with the Taliban "harboring Osama bin Laden." The Taliban had offered to give us Osama for trial, but the Bush administration ignored the offer for two reasons: 1) 2) they had no evidence against Osama, and according to the FBI, still don't, and the war had already been planned in detail to secure that gas pipeline.

• The War against Iraq was outlined in the PNAC document "Rebuilding America's Defenses" published before George W. Bush even became president. Its purpose was to provide a military staging base from which to control the entire Middle East and its tens of trillions of dollars worth of oil and gas. The authors of that document admitted in it that the American people would never go along with their plans unless there was "a catalyzing event, like a new Pearl Harbor." 9/11 provided that event. Yet they were unable to tie Iraq to 9/11, no matter how hard they tried. So they came up with a new excuse - WMD, weapons of mass destruction. It is here that we in the military saw through their charade. They had us mass 150,000 troops in one small area in Kuwait, awaiting the start of "Shock and Awe." If our military commanders had even the slightest thought that Saddam Hussein might have even one WMD, they never would have deployed their troops so that they could be wiped out in a single attack with one WMD. The truth is that our government knew there were no WMD. Our people in the military were put in a horrible position. Either sacrifice their career and their freedom by refusing orders, or knowingly participate in a war of aggression, against their oath of office and the Nuremberg Principles enshrined in the Uniform Code of Military Justice. • What has been the result of these two wars of aggression, wars in which they were making the same mistake as in my war, Vietnam - we were fighting the people who live there? The result has been the death of over 5,000 of our finest. The lives of 40,000 of our injured soldiers will never be the same. Tens of thousands of our young men and women have severe psychological problems because of what they have seen and what they have done. No one should ever be asked to do what they have had to do. Hundreds of thousands have been poisoned by depleted uranium and will suffer lives of pain and disability, and will father thousands of children with severe birth defects. Our military services are depleted and demoralized. The VA system is underfunded and overwhelmed. The Reserves and National Guard have been subjected to tour after tour, disrupting lives for even the lucky ones who return unscathed. Jobs have been lost, homes have been foreclosed, marriages have been destroyed, children have been estranged ... and for what? We have alienated our friends around the world and made new enemies. We have created thousands of new recruits for Osama bin Laden, whether he's alive or dead. And we have further endangered the American people. All because of 9/11.

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• There is evidence of a massive cover-up with respect to 9/11 itself. I have spoken with both Governor Keane and Congressman Hamilton, the co chairs of the 9/11 commission, and they both say that there are outright falsehoods in the final report, over which they had no control. It was written in the White House by Phillip Zelikow. When you combine this with the confiscation of videotapes, audiotapes, black boxes, and other evidence by the FBI, it is clear that regardless of WHO was responsible for 9/11, the subsequent cover-up was itself a conspiracy involving elements of the Bush White House and the intelligence establishment. • The American people have never been told who was really responsible for 9/11. Dedicated researchers have proven that it could NOT have happened the way the Bush administration said it did. Hijacked airliners do not fly around for an hour and 40 minutes without being intercepted - unless our air defenses had been deliberately sabotaged, and 19 Arabs with box cutters could not have done that. Indestructible black boxes do not evaporate in the same fire from which an unharmed passport floats to the street below. Airliners, all of whose parts carry identifying numbers, do not crash without leaving a shred of evidence as to what they were. And those of us who are scientists and engineers testify to the many laws of physics violated by the official conspiracy theory. The truth about 9/11 is that after nine years, we still don't KNOW the truth about 9/11, and we should. And so should the families of victims. And let us always remember, the victims of 9/11 include the 5,500 military personnel who have lost their lives in the Afghan and Iraqi wars, as well as the hundreds of thousands of innocent Afghans and Iraqis. All of these victims and their families cry out for a new and independent investigation of 9/11. Only when the official myth is exposed and the Truth told will the wars and occupations end, the creation of new victims stopped, and our military returned to the task of protecting our borders and our people, not the financial interests of multinational corporations. • As a 100% disabled combat veteran, I say the best thing our government can do for us is to quit making more of us. Support what's left of our troops by bringing them home while they're still alive.

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Statements Penny Little, Actress
Statement to AA911Truth: My film 911 Dust and Deceit exposes the problems caused by the misrepresentations of various individuals within agencies in New York and Washington, who covered up the fact that the dust from Ground Zero was extremely toxic. There was little consideration for the collateral damage caused by the ongoing chemical attack on the people of New York in the form of this toxic dust. The people were lied to and now thousands are sick, and hundreds have died as a direct result. This is a crime, still in progress. This evidence reveals government cover-up, lies, and obvious problems with the fairy tale of 9/11 sold to the public through the mainstream corporate media. But it doesn’t stop there. The dust, which was pulverized into very fine particles, has been found to have nanothermite in it. Nanothermite is a state-ofthe-art high explosive composite with incendiary properties. Its presence implies that the WTC buildings were brought down on 9/11 by some means other than what the official story claims. There are too many questions about 911. The citizens of the US and the citizens of the world deserve a proper investigation with true subpoena power. The lies of 9/11 are the master key to an agenda to wage illegal wars, rescind Constitutional rights, and fast-track to global corporate hegemony.

Jim Haynie, Actor
Excerpt from Actors & Artist for 9/11 Truth website: I watched the destruction on 9/11/01, and the official story doesn't account for what I saw. What I saw was the controlled demolition of three huge buildings. I also saw the government gather up and destroy all evidence of what happened and cover up the rest of the story, not allowing objective forensic study of the facts, claiming that secrecy must be maintained for ‘national security’ reasons. Now nobody can see whatever evidence they gathered and kept from the citizenry. It's a disgrace and probably much more than that.

Michelle Phillips, Recording Artist and Actress
No advance statement.

John Heard, Actor
Good morning ladies and gentlemen, I’m John Heard. Recent polls indicate that a majority of Americans oppose U.S. involvement in Afghanistan. Our leaders in Washington chose to invade both Iraq and Afghanistan as a direct result of the events of 9/11. Events which have never been properly investigated. How is it possible that the worst crime in U.S. history has never been properly investigated? I’m honored to stand before you today to stand in solidarity with the military officers, scientists and my fellow artists in support of a fully independent investigation into the events of September 11, 2001. Over 100 actors, artists, film makers, musicians and writers have signed the AA911Truth petition and spoken out eloquently on these vital matters.” In the words of my colleague Ed Asner, “9-11 has been used to justify ‘endless war’ and a continual rollback in civil liberties that seems to have no end in sight. Yet, 9-11 remains the least examined tragedy in modern American history. Americans would have never agreed to the last two wars and the Patriot Act's disturbing policy . . . had it not been for 9-11. There are many disturbing issues around 9-11 that have yet to be examined in any meaningful way by our media, Congress, and even by the 9-11 Commission." I conclude by saying that if we are going to realize the kind of civil society that was dreamed and designed by our founding fathers, we must first clear up the truth about these events that now pose a grave threat to our democracy. If properly investigated, the events of September 11, 2001 may serve as a vital catalyst to squarely face the truth, take stock, and renew our democratic tradition.

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Introduction by Host Prof. Mark Crispin Miller Statement:
At this very moment, press conferences are taking place in both New York (Los Angeles) and Washington DC, where the 1270-strong Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth are publicizing alarm over the official reports of the destruction of the three World Trade Center high-rises, and are demanding of Congress a new investigation. What we're asking for --all we're asking for -- is a new investigation since the first one was so obviously hobbled in as many ways as possible. Even if there weren't a wealth of evidence to contradict the official findings, there obviously has to be a new investigation; and, in fact, there are so many overwhelming counterarguments---as we will hear at this press conference---that a new investigation is essential.

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Statement: Dr. Niels Harrit, Prof. Emeritus of Chemistry, Univ. of Copenhagen
It is an honour and a privilege for me to share this opportunity with Mr. Daniel Sunjata and Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford, to announce the formation of ”Scientists for 9/11 Truth” on behalf of the organizing committee. Scientists for 9/11 Truth joins the diverse groups of professionals who also have expressed mistrust in the official version of the events of September, 11th, 2001. Among the established organizations, we find Architects and Engineers, Firefighters, Intelligence Officers, Lawyers, Pilots, Veterans, Media Professionals, Medical Professionals, Political Leaders, Religious Leaders, and Scholars for 9/11 Truth – and Justice! Scientists distinguish themselves by the study of the laws of nature, and every scientist can subscribe to one fundamental condition for dealing with our physical environment: “You cannot fool nature,” “Nature is always right.” This fact has been the basis of four hundred years of natural science. It is also the basis for the criticism of the official accounts of 9/11 coming from today’s scientific community. Everybody knows that two airliners slammed into the Twin Towers which subsequently collapsed. Surprisingly few know that a third skyscraper, 7 World Trade Center, also known simply as “Building 7”, being almost half the height of the towers, and with a base the size of a football field, completely collapsed straight down into its own footprint seven hours after the Twin Towers. There were two airliners, but there were three skyscrapers. All three towers were destroyed in an unprecedented fashion, since no steel-framed high rise building has ever collapsed due to fire – before or after 9/11. So, just from simple statistics, it is more than highly improbable, that an event, which never before has been observed, should occur three times on the same day. In spite of these hopeless odds, the official investigators have tried to make probable an explanation that the World Trade Center towers collapsed due to ordinary office fires. In the opinion of Scientists for 9/11 Truth, their attempt to provide an acceptable explanation is an utter failure. The official reports from The National Institute of Standards and Technology - commonly known as NIST - violate all the principles of scientific investigation. The reports from NIST are flawed to such an extent that they must be characterized as deliberate attempts to cover up the real cause of events. For example, a simple observation of the video footage of Building 7, when compared with pictures of known controlled demolitions, reveals an obvious and striking similarity. It has never happened that the collapse of a building, which showed ALL the features of a controlled demolition, turned out NOT to be a controlled demolition. Many scientific investigators have supported the claim that the three towers in the World Trade Center were brought down by controlled demolitions using explosives and incendiaries. We refer to the references provided in your press kit. Also in the kit, I urge you to look at our peer-reviewed, scientific article. In this work, detection and characterization of particles of stillreactive, thermitic material in the pulverized remains of World Trade Center are described. Thermite can serve as an incendiary capable of cutting steel structures by means of heat at extremely high temperatures. But the thermite reaction can also form the basis for hightech formulations of explosives. This investigation – with conclusions drawn from our own observations - is but one indication that high-tech thermite was applied in the controlled demolition of World Trade Center.

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Among the other observations, only a few can be mentioned here. For example, there are a great many eyewitness testimonies from clean-up workers of molten iron in the rubble pile. Ordinary office fires can never reach temperatures high enough to melt iron. NASA measured extreme surface temperatures on the rubble pile at Ground Zero in the days following 9/11. Again, these observations can only be explained by thermitic reactions. Furthermore, the rubble continued to burn at high temperatures for literally months. It took the New York Fire Department three months to put out these fires. Only ongoing thermitic reactions can explain this resistance to water and fire suppressant chemicals. No less remarkably, The United States Geological Survey and The RJ Lee Group, Inc. independently described finding millions of iron microspheres scattered throughout the dust that covered New York. These tiny spheres testify to temperatures that could melt iron, under such conditions that could spray it into a mist, whose droplets condensed before hitting the ground. There is no way these iron spheres can be created during ordinary office fires. They can only be produced by thermite. A number of other peer-reviewed publications in your press kit describe unusual findings, which are only compatible with the application of thermitic materials. It must be stressed, however, that all this evidence does not exclude the use of non-thermitic explosives. It is very probable that more conventional explosives were also applied in the demolitions of the World Trade Center. But NIST has NOT tested for residual explosives in the World Trade Center dust. Nor have they looked for other signs of explosive impacts on the building elements, in spite of the fact – for everyone to see – that huge steel beams and girders were hurled out horizontally during the collapses of The Twin Towers. Only explosives can produce the forces required to hurl heavy beams and girders hundreds of feet through the air. Such testing for explosives is routine in fire investigations and its omission is not simply an act of negligence or oversight on NIST’s behalf. On the contrary, NIST has been repeatedly requested to perform a general analysis for remaining explosives in the World Trade Center dust, as they are committed to do according to the “Guide for Fire and Explosion Investigations” put out by the National Fire Protection Association. NIST has openly refused to follow the code. Beyond sharing a profound rejection of the official, technical reports from NIST, the members of Scientists for 9/11 Truth also recognize the social, political, economical, cultural, artistic and ethical implications of the 9/11 events. As you run down the list of more than sixty scientists who have signed our petition prior to this official launch of the organization, you will notice that the vast majority of signatories are retired. This situation reflects a depressing development in the academic world since 9/11. It has become a very bad career-move to discuss the physical aspects of the 9/11 events and express any concern or discomfort with the official version. Previously, universities and other academic institutions were havens for free speech, and as such were one of the indispensable pillars for a blooming and decent society. Now, they have been gagged to such an extent that our very civilization is at stake. No less. Scientific arguments will play an important role in the outcome of this battle. But while we do not have many young scientists on board yet, we have Sir Isaac Newton on our team. Never have there been any exceptions to Newton’s laws in the world we live in. Newton is always right! So, in more than one sense, this is a battle between the past and the present – for the future. Many of the senior scientists, who have signed up for our organization, have children. Some of them have grandchildren. In ten years time, these grandchildren will be old enough to ask: “Grandmother, grandfather – which side were YOU on? And we will answer them: “I was on your side.”

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Abstract of “Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe” by Dr. Niels Harrit, et al. [See Appendix B for link to full paper.]

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Statement: Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford, US Marine Corps, (ret.)
Hello, My name is Shelton Lankford. I am a retired Lt. Col, United States Marine Corps, a Naval Aviator with over 10,000 hours of flight time, and a Vietnam veteran with over 300 combat missions. I am also a charter signatory of a petition calling for a new investigation into the events of Sept. 11, 2001. When I raised my right hand to be sworn in as a new Second Lieutenant in 1964, I promised to defend the Constitution of the United States of America from all enemies, foreign and domestic. I have not been notified of my having been relieved of that duty. In this context, I want to mention one of my Marine Corps heroes, Major General Smedley Darlington Butler. General Butler was held up to prospective officers in my Marine Science classes as an exemplar of the courage, devotion to duty, and sense of honor expected of all Marines. He was twice awarded the country’s highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, and his skill and bravery in battle was legendary. That was all I knew about Gen. Butler until long after I had retired from the Marine Corps. I learned the rest of his story from a written version of speeches he made after he left the service. In those speeches, which appeared later under the title of “War is a Racket”, published in 1935, and reissued in 2003, he confessed that his Marine Corps campaigns had much in common with the hired thugs employed by the notorious gangsters of his day, in that his military expeditions made Mexico safe for the oil interests, and Haiti, Nicaragua, and Cuba safe for the bankers and United Fruit. He inveighed bitterly against war profiteers, and foresaw the rise of militarism and the military industrial complex, spurred on by the greed of arms manufacturers and those who supply the wasteful consumption of war, to their great profit, and the impoverishment of both American citizens and the countries upon which our martial attentions are visited. Our current conflicts would, no doubt, look familiar to him. But his finest hour, in my opinion, was when he became a whistle-blower, exposing a plot to overthrow the government headed by Franklin D. Roosevelt, with the intent of replacing it with a fascist dictatorship. The industrialists and financiers behind the effort attempted to recruit him to lead a large contingent of veterans to form the military wing of the plot. They picked the wrong Marine, and he exposed the plot in front of Congress. Hearings were held, and the plotters scurried back into the dark behind their money and their lawyers, but the plot was foiled. If General Butler were exposing a plot today, he would, no doubt, be labelled by some a “conspiracy theorist”, the modern label of choice used to dismiss those who challenge the version of events preferred by government and the media. There is a great deal of persuasive evidence that contradicts the media-preferred version of events. As a pilot, I recognize that there are many aspects of the officially approved conspiracy theory of 9/11 that are incredible in the most literal sense of that word. For example: • A severely undertrained pilot who was described by instructors as incompetent to fly even a single engine Cessna, flew an aircraft he had never flown before, spiralling from 35,000’ to ground level with military precision to strike mysteriously in an almost unoccupied, recently renovated section of the Pentagon. • Four highly trained, commercial flight crews gave up their aircraft to lightly armed, slightly built hijackers, apparently without a struggle and without even perturbing the flight controls. • Four highly trained flight crews failed to broadcast the required hijack transponder codes. • After the event, well-established procedures for investigating air crashes were ignored. Positive identification of serialized parts and airframes has never been done. No reconstruction of wreckage - routine in air crash investigations - was even attempted in any of the four cases. • The flight data recorder data, alleged to be from the Pentagon aircraft - American Flight 77, when analyzed, does not support the government version of events, and requests for clarification from the National Transportation Safety Board and FBI were ignored or dismissed with “no comment”.

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• The most expensive and powerful military in the world failed to do anything to interfere with the planes during the hijackings and attacks during a period spanning almost 90 minutes • Despite the proximity of fighter bases and aircraft on alert, no U. S. fighter aircraft got within sight of the planes. And yet no one was fired or reprimanded. Several key figures were promoted, including those at crucial positions during arguably the most serious failure of our defense establishment and our national leadership in our country’s history. In fact promotions and rewards were common for those in key positions from the President on down, whose performance was, by any standard, ineffectual or even derelict. I am not claiming to have all the answers - far from it. But I do call for a serious, independent, and rigorous investigation of the events, and serious consideration of the reams of evidence turned up by architects and engineers, scholars, and scientists, represented here today by Dr. Harrit, and other researchers. I want answers to the contradictions in the 9/11 Commission report, thoroughly documented by Dr. David Ray Griffin, who has authored a shelf full of books thoroughly dissecting the government version of events. I stand with firefighters who point out the routine nature of arson investigations required by the National Fire Protection Association standard for Fire and Explosion whenever a fire results in loss of life or “High Order damage”. But in the case of 9/11, those charged with investigating the very mysterious collapses studiously avoided even considering the possibility of the use of explosives, despite the evidence on the video record and in first responder and other statements. I ask that journalists join us in demanding answers to the hundreds of questions surrounding these events. I am not engaged in theorizing when I point out the inadequacy of the government explanation of events. One thing is certain. Regardless of who perpetrated the act, and there is clearly ample evidence to suggest that is was not the parties identified by our government and a steady media blitz, there is no doubt at all who completely failed to investigate it honestly. There is no doubt who exploited the event to the fullest to carry out an agenda of military conquest that would not otherwise have been possible. There is no doubt who used the event to terrorize the American people afterward with a constant stream of reminders of what we have to fear, complete with color coding and breathless press conferences. In previous crises, our leaders have urged us not to give in to fear. Franklin Roosevelt said, in a former time of great crisis, that all we have to fear is fear itself. Following 9/11, we were urged to keep shopping, but to be afraid of everything, to the point of supporting an invasion of a country that even they could only tie to the event with false innuendo and exaggerated claims. Even today, we are being told that the conversion of an old Burlington Coat factory store to a community center in this city is a threat. Post-9/11 political posturing bears a strong resemblance to the old-fashioned protection rackets for which the gangsters of the ‘20’s and ‘30’s were notorious, running them on innocent shop owners. General Butler would recognize it in an instant. We were told repeatedly that an implacable and relentless foe with weapons of mass destruction hate us for our freedoms and are bent on destroying us and our way of life. Only those who had failed utterly to protect us when it was needed could protect us from this dire threat by taking our nation to war. Even now, after the falsity of their claims has been exposed, after the longest war in our history, the FBI admits that they do not have evidence that ties Osama Bin Laden to 9/11, or even that he remains alive. I support the “Building What?” campaign that identifies Building 7 as a vital piece of evidence that flatly contradicts the propagandistic papering over of facts attempted by the 9/11 Commission Report. If the truth will, indeed, set us free, then it is essential that we demand the truth. I stand with General Butler, who acted on his belief that to remain silent when a racket is being run on the country is a violation of our sworn duty. I call on Journalists, other military officers, New Yorkers, and all Americans to demand answers that can only come from an independent and serious investigation with real subpoena power, and a rigorous examination of all of the evidence. If War is a Racket, surely to justify war based on an incomplete and fraudulent investigation of 9/11 is a heinous abuse of the power of this great land. Americans, and indeed all the people of the world, deserve better.

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Statement: Daniel Sunjata, Actor

The attacks of Sept 11, 2001 happened 9 years ago. Since that time numerous explanations have been put forth by various organizations, including our own government entities, FEMA and NIST -- the National Institute of Standards and Technology. We have, here today, presented compelling new information which clearly, and unfortunately, refutes what these official sources have told us. However, despite all previous refutations, the mainstream media has continued to promote the official story. We, as members of the 9/11 Truth movement, seek the truth. We are here to say that the American people, indeed the people of the world, deserve better. We stand here today representing the three most recent professional groups to join forces with the worldwide 9/11 Truth Movement. We are actors, artists, scientists, and military officers. We are not professional criminal investigators. However, from the evidence that has come to light over the years, and in light of new evidence which we have chosen to share with you today, it is clear that aspects of the attacks required intimate knowledge of the inner workings of the US Defense Department, the Federal Aviation Administration, and even the security measures in place at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Given the growing list of inconsistencies within even the official accounts, we stand here to urge you to join us in supporting a new and independent investigation. We do not know who committed this heinous act. We do not know how they did it. We do know that there is more than sufficient evidence to show that what our official government entities have told us is false. For this reason, we plan to continue our campaign to reopen the investigation so that we may, once and for all, fully understand what happened, why, and how. Then and only then will justice be done. To make matters worse, in view of the falsity of the explanations we've been given, it is all the more unacceptable that innocent people should continue to die in otherwise unjustified wars, fought in the name of 9/11. Finally, the American people at large no longer support the war in Afghanistan, as seen by a new Associated Press poll released August 20th, with only 38% support for the war – down from 46% in March. The question is: does this 38% know about the evidence that we have presented here today?

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APPENDIX A

Petition

WHEREAS the Bush-Cheney administration’s public interpretation of the 9/11 attacks has had negative consequences for the USA and the world as a whole; and WHEREAS the official investigations of these attacks have been led by people closely aligned with, or even employed by, the Bush-Cheney administration; and WHEREAS the reports based on these investigations differ radically from conclusions reached by independent researchers with relevant kinds of scientific and professional expertise; and WHEREAS organizations of such researchers---including Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth, Firefighters for 9/11 Truth, Intelligence Officers for 9/11 Truth, Pilots for 9/11 Truth, Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice, and Veterans for 9/11 Truth---have called for a new investigation; and WHEREAS still other professional organizations---including Lawyers for 9/11 Truth, Medical Professionals for 9/11 Truth, Political Leaders for 9/11 Truth, and Religious Leaders for 9/11 Truth---have called for a new investigation; and WHEREAS we as actors and artists have an important role in guarding against false interpretations of events used as pretexts to restrict civil liberties;

THEREFORE we, the undersigned members of Actors and Artists for 9/11 Truth, ask President Barack Obama to authorize a new, truly independent, investigation to determine what really happened on 9/11. We also ask the political leaders of other countries to authorize their own investigations.

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APPENDIX A

Petition

We, the undersigned current and former Commissioned and Non-commissioned U.S. Military Officers, believe that whereas: There is incontrovertible publicly available evidence since 9/11/01 that the official account of the events of that day is incomplete and fraught with errors; The blatant disregard of extensive compelling evidence that clearly refutes the official account raises rational suspicion of intentional deception by agents of the U.S. Government; Government policies and military actions have been, and continue to be, founded upon assumptions about the events of 9/11 that are likely to be erroneous; As a result of U.S. military action based on the official account of 9/11, thousands of U.S. servicemen and women and hundreds of thousands of civilians have lost their lives; and The perpetrators of the heinous crimes against humanity that were committed on 9/11 have still not been brought to justice. Therefore, we petition the Congress of the United States for a new and independent investigation into the events of 9/11/01 by a duly constituted legal body with the authority to subpoena and require testimony under oath, and with authority to prosecute if criminal activity is discovered, so that the perpetrators of these crimes against humanity can at last be brought to justice.

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APPENDIX A

Petition
We, the members of Scientists for 9/11 Truth, challenge the official account of the events of September 11, 2001. In particular, we challenge the official account of the destruction of the World Trade Center provided by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), acting under the Bush-Cheney administration’s Department of Commerce. According to NIST’s reports, the Twin Towers were destroyed solely by the impact of the airliners combined with the effects of the ensuing fires, and WTC 7 was brought down by fire alone. Besides questioning the accuracy of these reports by NIST, we also question their scientific integrity. We do so primarily because of NIST’s refusal to seriously consider the possibility that explosive materials of any type may have been involved in the destruction of the WTC Towers and WTC 7. That explosives were involved is indicated by several lines of evidence, including: The manner in which the buildings collapsed: too fast, too symmetrical, and too uniform to be caused by heat from random fires. The collapse of WTC 7 at free-fall acceleration for over 2 seconds (more than 100 feet), indicating that the columns below were providing zero resistance. Testimonies by dozens of credible witnesses that explosions were going off in the buildings. Observation of temperatures in the rubble that were higher, and of far longer duration, than can be accounted for by normal fires. Observation of anomalous particles in the WTC dust that indicate the use of explosives or pyrotechnics. President Obama promised to restore science to its “rightful place” in determining public policy. Mindful of this, we ask him to authorize a new, complete, unbiased investigation, with subpoena power, to identify possible criminal activities, both in committing crimes and in covering them up. This investigation could quickly proceed with a Special Prosecutor or a Forensic Science Panel, for instance. Mindful also of the President's call for greater government "transparency," we ask him to order his Justice Department to expedite the release of important 9/11-related videos, photographs and documents and to permit whistleblowers to speak freely.

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APPENDIX B

Papers and References (Chronological)
• “Left-Leaning Despisers of the 9/11 Truth Movement: Do You Really Believe in Miracles?” David Ray Griffin, July 6, 2010
http://911truth.org/article.php?story=20100706135339150

• “Destruction of the World Trade Center North Tower and Fundamental Physics" - David Chandler, Journal of 9/11 Studies,” Volume 28 - February 2010 http://www.scientistsfor911truth.org/docs/ChandlerDownwardAccelerationOfWTC1.pdf • “Destruction of the World Trade Center North Tower and Fundamental Physics" - David Chandler, Journal of 9/11 Studies,” Volume 28 - February 2010 http://www.scientistsfor911truth.org/docs/ChandlerDownwardAccelerationOfWTC1.pdf • “What Hit the Pentagon? Misinformation and its Effect on the Credibility of 9/11 Truth” Frank Legge, 15 February 2010
http://www.scientistsfor911truth.org/docs/WhatHitPentagonDrLeggeAug.pdf

• “Explosives Found in World Trade Center Dust” Jim Hoffman, December 7, 2009
http://911research.wtc7.net/essays/thermite/explosive_residues.html

• “Environmental Anomalies at the World Trade Center: Evidence for Energetic Materials” Kevin R. Ryan, James R. Gourley, and Steven E. Jones, The Environmentalist, 29 (2009): 56-63 (Also online August 4, 2008) http://www.scientistsfor911truth.org/docs/Ryan_EnvironmentalAnomalies.pdf • “Professor Pileni’s Resignation as Editor-in-Chief of the Open Chemical Physics Journal” Niels Harrit, 9/11 Blogger, July 12, 2009 http://www.scientistsfor911truth.org/docs/Harrit_PileniResignation.pdf • “Questions to Niels Harrit concerning the Study ‘Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe’” Gulli.news Interview with Dr. Harrit, May 24, 2009 http://www.scientistsfor911truth.org/docs/Harrit-GulliNewsInterview_ENG.pdf • “Thermitic Pyrotechnics in the WTC Made Simple” Jim Hoffman, April 26, 2009
http://911research.wtc7.net/essays/thermite/thermitics_made_simple.html

• “A Basic Chemistry Lesson with Dr. Niels Harrit: Transcript from Visibility 9-11” Niels Harrit, April 15, 2009
http://www.scientistsfor911truth.org/docs/Harrit_1_ABasicChemistryLessonWithDrNielsHarrit.pdf

• “Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe" The Open Chemical Physics Journal, 2009, 2, 7-31 - Niels Harrit et al. http://www.scientistsfor911truth.org/docs/Harrit_active_thermite.pdf • “The Top Ten Connections Between NIST and Nano-Thermites" Kevin Ryan, July 2008
http://www.journalof911studies.com/volume/2008/Ryan_NIST_and_Nano-1.pdf

• “Extremely High Temperatures during the World Trade Center Destruction" Steven E. Jones et al., Journal of 9/11 Studies, January 2008 http://www.scientistsfor911truth.org/docs/Jones_3_WTCHighTemp2.pdf • “Fourteen Points of Agreement with Official Government Reports on the World Trade Center Destruction" Steven E. Jones et al., The Open Civil Engineering Journal, 2008, 2, 35-40 http://www.scientistsfor911truth.org/docs/Jones_14points.pdf • “Direct Evidence for Explosions: Flying Projectiles and Widespread Impact Damage” Crockett Grabbe, August 2007
http://www.journalof911studies.com/volume/200704/GrabbeExplosionsEvidence.pdf

• “Revisiting 9/11/2001: Applying the Scientific Method,” Steven E. Jones, Journal of 9/11 Studies, Vol. 11: May 2007
http://www.scientistsfor911truth.org/docs/Jones_2_WTC911SciMethod.pdf

• “Proof That The Thermal and Gravitational Energy Available Were Insufficient to Melt Steel in the Twin Towers and 7 World Trade Center on 9/11/01” Terry Morrone, April 2007 http://www.journalof911studies.com/volume/200704/ProfMorroneOnMeltingWTCsteel.pdf • “Why Indeed Did the World Trade Center Buildings Completely Collapse?” Steven E. Jones, Journal of 9/11 Studies, Vol. 3: September 2006 http://www.scientistsfor911truth.org/docs/Jones_1_WhyIndeedDidtheWorldTradeCenterBuildingsCompletelyCollapse.pdf

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APPENDIX C

Bios

Dr. Niels Harrit, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry, Univ. of Copenhagen Niels
Harrit is a Professor at the University of Copenhagen where he also obtained his PhD in Chemistry. Besides being a university teacher, he is a chemist with expertise in organic chemistry, photochemistry, fluorescence, and nanotechnology. In 2009, Harrit co-authored a peer-reviewed paper along with Dr. Steven Jones, physicist, and a number of other scientists. This paper, published in The Open Chemical Physics Journal, announced the discovery of a highly energetic, nano-engineered form of thermite in the World Trade Center dust. Harrit continues to travel widely and give many lectures and talks on this discovery.

Mr. David Chandler, Physics teacher David Chandler is Education Coordinator at the Eleanor
Roosevelt Community Learning Center. He has degrees in physics and mathematics from Harvey Mudd College and California Polytechnic University respectively. In 2008 he challenged NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, by showing that World Trade Center building 7 experienced a 2.5 second period of free fall, contrary to NIST’s calculations. Chandler is a physics teacher, a Quaker peace activist, and an independent 9/11 researcher who is active with Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth and on the board of the International Center for 9/11 Studies.

Bios

Lt. Col., David W. Gapp, USAF (Ret) Served as Chief of the Master Air Attack Planning at the
Combined Air Operations Center in Southwest Asia in 2006 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Flew fighters for 31-year career, then became an International Affairs Specialist and was Chief of the Air Force’s Theatre Security Cooperation programs for all of Central and South America. Attended the US Air Force’s Accident Investigation School; experienced aircraft Class A mishap accident investigator, and former Safety Board President. Director of Advanced Space Programs Development under Presidents Ford and Carter. U.S. Air Force fighter pilot with over 100 combat missions. (PhD in Aeronautics and Nuclear Engineering, Cal Tech). Former Head of the Department of Aeronautical Engineering and Assistant Dean at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology. 22-year Air Force career. Also taught Mathematics and English at the University of Southern California, the University of Maryland, and Phillips University.

Lt. Col. Robert Bowman, PhD, U.S. Air Force (ret)

Lt. Col. Shelton F. Lankford, U.S. Marine Corps (ret) – Retired U.S. Marine Corps fighter pilot with over 300 combat missions flown. Decorations include the Distinguished Flying Cross and 32 awards of the Air Medal. Aircraft flown: Douglas A-4 Skyhawk, Lockheed C-130H Hercules. 10,000+ total hours flown. 20-year Marine Corps career.

Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford, US Marine Corps, (ret.)

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APPENDIX C

Bios
Joseph Culp Actor, filmmaker and producer Film credits include leading roles in Alan J. Pakula’s Dream Lover (1986), Monte Hellman’s Iguana (1988), The Arrival (1991), The Fantastic Four (1994), Chase Morran (1995), The Secret Life Of Houseson PBS (1994), and Maria Novaro’s El Jardin del Eden (1994). He was featured in HBO’s Full Eclipse (1993), the noir thriller Innocents (2000), Ron Howard’s Apollo 13 (1995), and Mario Van Peebles’ Panther (1995), Los Locos (1997), and Badaassss (2003). Culp also co-produced and co-starred in The Reflecting Pool (2007). Written and directed by co-star Jarek Kupsc, it is billed as “the first investigative drama to challenge the official version of 9/11". John Heard Actor in film and television Television credits include CSI: Miami, The Sopranos, Law & Order: Special Victims
Unit, Dead Ahead: The Exxon Valdez Disaster, Law & Order, The Outer Limits, Alfred Hitchcock Presents, Kate & Allie, and Tales from the Darkside. Film appearances include: The Great Debaters (2007) with Forest Whitaker and Denzel Washington; White Chicks (2004), Fair Play (2002), Pollock (2000) with Ed Harris, Val Kilmer, Jennifer Connelly, and Amy Madigan; Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) Radio Flyer (1992), Gladiator (1992), Rambling Rose (1991) with Robert Duvall and Laura Dern; Home Alone (1990), Mindwalk (1990) with Sam Waterston and Liv Ullmann; Awakenings (1990), Robin Williams, and Robert De Niro.

Jim Haynie Film and television actor Haynie has numerous film credits in his 30-plus-year acting career, including The
Right Stuff (1983), Pretty in Pink (1986), The Bridges of Madison County (1995), Bulworth (1998), and Bringing Down the House (2003). TV credits include The King of Queens, ER, Chicago Hope, Ellen, Northern Exposure, Empty Nest, Matlock, L.A. Law, Dallas.

Penny Little Filmmaker, musician, songwriter, writer Former singer-songwriter for the UK band White Feather, Penny Little is the vocalist for The Away Team, which toured the United States to inform and inspire voters as part of the Unconventional Tour in 2008. As a filmmaker, Electile Dysfunction (2006) documented the problems with electronic voting machines and the election process. In 911 Dust and Deceit, she examines the environmental disaster from the toxic dust of 9/11. A preview cut of this film was featured in the 2005 Re-Open 9/11 Truth Tour of Europe. The full length feature premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival. Penny worked with Academy Award winning director Barbara Trent on Waging Peace about the February 15, 2003 worldwide protests against the Iraq War. Michelle Phillips Recording artist and actress Michelle Phillips first became famous as a singer in the 1960s as a member of the legendary pop group The Mamas and the Papas, for which she also co-wrote songs, including California Dreamin', the group’s most famous song (along with Monday, Monday, for which it won a Grammy Award). In the 1970s, after the group had broken up, she continued singing and recording. Charles Ewing Smith (Chuck Smith) Film and television sound and dialogue editor. Having worked on many films, including Reservoir Dogs (1992), Coming to America (1988), Moscow on the Hudson (1984), The Santa Clause (1994), Showgirls (1995), Desperado (1995), and Free Willy (1993), Smith has received Golden Reel nominations for five of them: Weird Science (1985), The Witches of Eastwick (1987), RoboCop 2 (1990), Pulp Fiction (1994), and Twister (1996). In 1999, he became the managing director of production for Leonardo DiCaprio’s internet/media company, Birken Interactive Studios. Daniel Sunjata Actor: television, film, and stage His films include All My Children (2001), Brother to Brother (2004), Woody Allen’s Melinda and Melinda (2004), The Devil Wears Prada (2006), and Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009). In 2003, Sunjata’s portrayal of a gay major league baseball player in the Tony Award-winning Broadway play Take Me Out earned him the Theatre World Award for best actor. He was also nominated for the Tony Award and the Drama Desk Award. In 2008, he starred with Kevin Kline, Jennifer Garner, and Chris Sarandon in the Broadway revival of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac (2008). Since 2004, Sunjata has been playing NYC firefighter Franco Rivera in the hit series Rescue Me, now in its sixth season, which takes the position that 9/11 was an inside job. These scripts were written at Sunjata’s suggestion. He also narrated Loose Change 9/11: An American Coup (2009).

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APPENDIX D

NEWS RELEASE
On the eve of the 9th anniversary of 9/11, support for the war in Afghanistan took a serious blow today. Simultaneous press conferences were held in New York and Los Angeles to present startling new information refuting the official 9/11 narrative, used to justify the war. Also announced were three major professional groups which have joined the worldwide, and ever-growing, “9/11 Truth Movement”. In a striking show of unity, representatives of “Scientists for 9/11 Truth”, “U.S. Military Officers for 9/11 Truth” and “Actors & Artists for 9/11 Truth” presented their findings and unveiled their eye-opening websites. Each non-profit group has launched a petition calling for a new, transparent investigation. In NY, representing “Scientists”, Professor Niels Harrit said, “The official account put forth by NIST violates the fundamental laws of physics and chemistry.” Harrit is Prof. Emeritus at the University of Copenhagen and was lead author for a 2009 peer-reviewed study that revealed evidence of high tech explosives throughout the WTC dust. In LA, physics teacher David Chandler discussed the swift destruction of the WTC towers, including Building 7, the little-known third tower. Having demonstrated its free fall, he confronted the US government agency NIST with his analyses and forced NIST to revise its November 2008 Final Report on WTC 7. NIST’s Draft Report had claimed free fall was impossible but NIST ultimately acknowledged WTC 7 was in absolute free fall for over two seconds. Concluded Chandler, “Free fall is physically impossible without explosives”. In LA, former Director of Advanced Space Programs Development Lt. Col. Robert Bowman stated, “9/11 has been an excuse to use our brave young troops as cannon fodder in unjust wars of aggression”. In NY, Lt. Col. Shelton Lankford, decorated fighter pilot, and USAF Accident Investigator Lt. Col. David Gapp in LA, questioned how four highly trained flight crews would all break protocol, reporting, “Not one pilot broadcast the required hijack transponder codes.” In LA, actor John Heard asked, “How is it possible that the worst crime in U.S. history has never been properly investigated?” In NY, actor Daniel Sunjata stated, “The August 20th AP poll has revealed that only 38% of the American people support the war in Afghanistan, down from 46% in March. The question is: does this 38% know about the evidence that we have presented today? Signatories to their petition include Ed Asner, Graham Nash, Willie Nelson, Michelle Phillips and Gore Vidal. WEBSITES: http://www.militaryofficersfor911truth.org http://www.scientistsfor911truth.org http://www.actorsandartistsfor911truth.org Videos of both press conferences are available for online viewing and download: http://www.scientistsfor911truth.org/pressConference_Videos.html General questions: Elizabeth Woodworth, Victoria, B.C., Canada, 1-250-383-2417, cell: 1-250-889-4559 Scientists for 9/11 Truth: Dr. John Wyndham, Peterborough, NH, 1-603-924-3037, jcwyndham@myfairpoint.net Military Officers for 9/11 Truth: Dr. Robert Bowman, 1-321-258-0582 (cell), bob@thepatriots.us Actors & Artists for 9/11 Truth: Frank Strasser, Los Angeles, 1-310-827-5729, frank.strasser@verizon.net

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