The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration & 9/11
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The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration & 9/11

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Taking to heart the idea that those who benefit from a crime ought to be investigated, here the eminent theologian David Ray Griffin sifts thru the evidence about the attacks of 9/11-- stories from the mainstream press, reports from abroad, the work of other researchers & the contradictory words of members of the Bush administration themselves--& finds that, taken...more
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Published March 30th 2004 by Olive Branch Press/Interlink (Northhampton, MA)
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Lesandre
A must read. With all the evidence, this guy proves that there is no way so many operational errors and coincidences could have merged to create the tragedy of 9/11. The Bush administration was complicit. The question remains to what degree. The chapters about the explosions in the towers, the superheated concrete dust (that is now killing the volunteer workers), the US Airways stock, the stand-down orders for scrambling jets, and the Star Wars totally blew my mind. Infuriating and so overwhelmi...more
Christopher Rex
Doesn't it strike you as strange that three (3) steel skyscrapers all collapsed in exactly the same manner (free-fall speed & into the path of most resistance all whilst exploding into a fine powder) despite sustaining radically different damage on 9-11? Do you find it odd that the WTC collapses completely defy the laws of physics unless they were carried out by controlled demolition? Did you even know WTC 7 collapsed on 9-11 despite never being hit by a plane? Ever wonder why you've never s...more
Gwen
May 04, 2007 Gwen rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Americans
I won't get into the debate here, but this is definitely worth a read just for the fact that no one should blindly accept what happens in the world. If anything, you should be asking questions of the government (always a good thing) and see events in the world through more skeptical eyes.
Marcel
David Ray Griffin has written a number of books on the subject of 9/11. I have read most of them. All are well written, entertaining, and scary. If you, like I, tend to think of conspiracy theorists as nut cases, the books on 9/11 written by Griffin might cure you. Before you read any of them, take a quick peek at any YouTube video of World Trade Center Building 7 falling. Note the little plumes of smoke that just precede the drop. Note how they are each exactly one above the other floor after f...more
Erik Graff
Jun 06, 2013 Erik Graff rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: all U.S. citizens
Recommended to Erik by: Michael Miley
Griffin, a professor at Clarement Graduate School in California, has written a nuanced, well-documented summary of many of the questions surrounding 9/11. An ethicist, he carefully distinguishes between several levels of culpability as regards the main events of that day, namely, each of the two towers, the Pentagon and the aircraft downed in the Pennsylvania field. Too often, authors dealing with 9/11 have lumped everything together, proof of governmental lies (and there have been many) in one...more
Worthy
This is a book for the "true believer", people who want to find conspiracy to justify their paranoid world views. Written by a theologian (and not a good one at that) this book takes a faith based approach to engineering and facts concerning 9/11. Extremely disjointed views and misunderstandings of basic engineering and physics.

While there is a need to show just how incompetent and politically charged the Bush Administration handling of National Security and their attempts to cover this up, the...more
Anne
I learned what a false flag operation is and just how much was left out of the official 9/11 Commission Report and who Philip Zelikow is. I learned once again not to believe everything I am told. For years I'd known about the Project for A New American Century, but it's amazing how many of the signers of the PNAC's "Statement of Principles" had and have positions of great power in our government. My recommendation for people who thought the official 9/11 report covered all the bases is to check...more
Kirk Jones
A truly outstanding read, Griffin doesn't go down the conspiracy theory route and allow himself to be discredited he pools information from other researchers and combines them with stone wall facts about what transpired that tragic day. He raises some very serious questions of complicity involving Bush, Rice, Cheney, the FBI, the CIA and the Military, a very simple and exhillarating read. Highly recommended to anyone who, like me believes there is no way on earth any terrorist organisation could...more
E'yen Gardner
This book was good. Sharing views that most are uncomfortable confronting. For me it is all about the evidence not conspiracy and the author does well with sharing evidence. A great dvd to watch on this that actually goes a little further in detail is "Loose Change" the second edition. It will leave you upset, sad and shocked at what happened on 9/11.
Harry Moncelle
This book does an excellent job in asking questions that should have been asked by our press and media folks in 2001. A very thought provoking text, well worth the read.
John
Aug 20, 2011 John added it
Pretty interesting. It took me from "not even Bush could do something so evil" to "hmm, there are a lot of disturbing questions raised here".
José-contemplates-Saturn's Aurora
Over the years the amount of evidence contrary to the "official version" [Report] of the Bush-Cheney administration has been piling up.



Basically, Griffin is telling us that the "conspiracy theory" [the official report] sold to us is flawed: 9/11 was much more than a plan made and executed by Al-Qaeda members.Many today believe on a "inside (the US) job". Something done to justify wars abroad.

According to Griffin many professional organizations have joined the 9/11 Truth Movement: engineers, arc...more
John Barbour
This is the best book on 911. It is an excellent, well researched book regarding the complicity of the US government in the 911 tragedy. This is not a book about some odd conspiracy theory.

As the book says, the government already has an official conspiracy theory that it has sold to the public via the compliant news media. That conspiracy theory has Osama Bin Laden as the head of a criminal conspiracy using planes to pancake two skyscrapers and Bldg # 7. We all know the official line but do we k...more
Elijah
A speculative look at what the Bush administration's actions related to the events of 9/11/01 would necessarily be on a scale ranging from total incompetence to total complicity. That the reality is likely anywhere on that scale is as disturbing as the logical explanations of necessary failures related to that day.
Enoch Page
One of the best earliest summaries of how the reports do not fit the evidence of the 911 events.
Olga
the book worth every minute of my time
Paul
Oct 14, 2008 Paul rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Steven Spielberg
Recommended to Paul by: My promiscuous eye
I finished this while waiting for the train today. Even if all of it is complete garbage factually (and it must be because America is the Shining City on the Hill and its government, being the shepherd of God's New Chosen People, is morally incapable of doing all those nasty things that Professor Griffin suggests--just as it was morally incapable of, say, murdering a quarter of a million people in Hiroshima and Nagasaki for really no good reason or legalizing the slaughter of helpless babies, et...more
Mathew Argument
An unreal read! This book peices together ALL the evidence and unanswered questions! The more you read the more you cant believe this has been allowed to go unquestioned!
Steven
Conspiracy book about 9/11. Goes through a range of shady facts about 9/11 - lots of engineering-speak about how hot the WTC would have to be in order to collapse. Lots of "controlled demolition" talk.

Creates a range of possible explanations, from "The Bush Administration was negligent" all the way up to "The Bush Administration orchestrated it."

Forced me to ask a lot of interesting questions. Convinced me that the 9/11 Commission was probably bullshit. Did not convince me that the Bush Administ...more
Billie Mulcahy
Griffen explores alternate views of 9-11, from the government executing it to the government standing by and allowing it to happen. He raises some strong points, certainly enough to warrant a closer investigation of what happened. As far as just writing off his hypotheses as conspiracy theories, it would be helpful if the reader would remember that there have been conspiracies; the death of Julius Caesar and the Gulf of Tonkin come immediately to mind.
Suntsu
5 stars just because it makes you think about things you have seen with your own eyes, but yet you feel it is more of a really complicated, and tragic, magic trick.
Dave
"Once when he happened in some connection to mention the war against Eurasia, she startled him by saying casually that in her opinion the war was not happening. The rocket bombs which fell daily on London were probably fired by the Government of Oceania itself, 'just to keep people frightened'. This was an idea that had literally never occurred to him."
Teri Gaddy
"Distrubing questions about the Bush Admin. and 9/11"
I knew by 6:00 PM 9/11/01 that the whole thing did not add up to what the governement was telling the public. There were 4 things that I saw on 9/11 that made me realize that the government was lieing and Bush/Cheney were probably behind the whole thing.
m
A must read. Enough said.

Ok, let me add this...check out the film, Loose Change, as a good visual to go along with this critical look at 9/11. Never forget and never give up finding TRUTH.
Patrick Moore
Misrepresentation, misunderstanding, mis..... something. Hard to explain why someone who was apparently formerly an intelligent person would produce utter blithering crap like this.
Andrew
Very well written so you know its not some typical conspiracy theory. I would recommend this to everyone. I'd like to offer it a summer reading to students some day.
Omar El-Shamy
رائع جداً هذا الكتاب
الكاتب يسرد أحداث ووقائع بمنطقية ويفند الرواية الرسمية التى لا يقبلها عقل
ويحدد الأسباب التى تحتم إقامة تحقيق نزيه حول الأحداث
Robert Cymbala
This book will test your ability to conceive of a 9/11 scenario that differs in the slightest from the official story.
Dennis
Scholarly and well-researched book that offers alternative theories on what may have happened on 9/11..
Ian
Aug 23, 2009 Ian rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: wakeup
A good overview of the counter-evidence to the official 9/11 story.
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Dr. Griffin, a retired emeritus professor of Philosophy of Religion and Theology at the Claremont School of Theology, has published over 30 books and 150 articles. His 9/11 books have been endorsed by Robert Baer, William Christison, William Sloane Coffin Jr., Richard Falke, Ray McGovern, Paul Craig Roberts and Howard Zinn.
More about David Ray Griffin...
The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions Debunking 9/11 Debunking: An Answer to Popular Mechanics & Other Defenders of the Official Conspiracy Theory The New Pearl Harbor Revisited: 9/11, the Cover-up & the Expose 9/11 Ten Years Later: When State Crimes Against Democracy Succeed 9/11 Contradictions: An Open Letter to Congress and the Press

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