The sleeve for a popular record album from 1979 contains graphics elements that suggest foreknowledge of the tragic September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on New York City.
The number one pop album during the summer of 1979, Supertramp’s Breakfast in America, the band’s sixth album, was released on March 29, 1979 (the Georgia Guidestones monument was completed 360 days later on March 22, 1980).
Next stop was Studio B at the Village Recorder in West LA, housed within a Masonic temple and featuring a 48-channel Harrison console, as well as two Ampex 1200 24-track machines. The band members all gathered there on the first day, yet Peter Henderson didn’t show — while driving to the studio from Topanga Canyon, he and his new wife were involved in a head-on collision with a drunk driver. Fortunately, nobody was too badly injured, and Peter eventually turned up at the Village Recorder with two enormous black eyes. “I looked like I’d been in the ring with Muhammad Ali,” he says. “It wasn’t the best of starts, but we were very lucky to get off so lightly.”
The album’s cover received the 1980 Grammy Award for Best Recording Packaging. The front cover bears an aerial view of the New York City skyline as seen from an airliner passenger window above the Statue of Liberty; however, the buildings are recreated using kitchen items and Lady Liberty is a diner waitress named “Libby” holding a glass of orange juice on a platter in place of a torch. The cover can be seen below (image courtesy Wikipedia).
The album cover for Supertramp's Breakfast in America
Reflecting the image yield’s the following:
Not only does “Libby” appear to be drawing attention to the Twin Towers, but hovering over the Towers is the number “911.” This bizarre and apparently intentional aspect of the Supertramp record sleeve was first reported on QFF.
1.Maintain humanity under 500,000,000 in perpetual balance with nature.
2.Guide reproduction wisely – improving fitness and diversity.
3.Unite humanity with a living new language.
4.Rule passion – faith – tradition – and all things with tempered reason.
5.Protect people and nations with fair laws and just courts.
6.Let all nations rule internally resolving external disputes in a world court.
7.Avoid petty laws and useless officials.
8.Balance personal rights with social duties.
9.Prize truth – beauty – love – seeking harmony with the infinite.
10.Be not a cancer on the earth – Leave room for nature – Leave room for nature.
— The Georgia Guidestones
This evening I will appear on the season finale of the History Channel’s new series Brad Meltzer’s Decoded. I was interviewed for that program to discuss my findings on the Georgia Guidestones monument located in Elbert County, Georgia.
I will briefly summarize my research in this article. For more background information on the Georgia Guidestones, see my original piece here.
In November, 2009, I uncovered incontrovertible evidence linking the Georgia Guidestones to the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world completed last year and nearly 30 years after the Guidestones were erected. This secret foreshadowing of the remarkable tower in Dubai stunned me and led me to dig much deeper into the meaning of the strange Georgia monument modeled after Stonehenge.
The Georgia Guidestones
It is immediately evident to even the most casual observer possessing only rudimentary understanding of modern occult beliefs that the Georgia Guidestones is the product of theosophy, a term that encompasses the Freemasons, Rosicrucians, Alice Bailey’s New Age movement and overtly Satanic cults inspired by Aleister Crowley.
It is written hieroglyphically with numbers and images; and the Apostle often appeals to the intelligence of the Initiated. “Let him who hath knowledge, understand! Let him who understands, calculate!” he often says, after an allegory or the mention of a number.
– Albert Pike, Morals and dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
Recognizing the theosophical inspiration for the Georgia Guidestones, I knew that numerological messages might be hidden within the design of the monument since numerology is very important to theosophists. Given that much of the monument was built by proxy – the mysterious designer, “R.C. Christian,” provided the metric dimensions for the monument, the specifications of its astrological features, a model and a list of his ten guidelines for a post-apocalyptic world – it was most likely that messages would be encoded into the dimensions or raw proportions of the Georgia Guidestones component stone slabs.
The stories surrounding the origins of the Georgia Guidestones are murky and inconsistent, but one thing that is not in dispute is that R.C. Christian specified the dimensions of the Guidestone slabs in meters, which was an oddity in Georgia back in 1979 when he met with Joe Fendley, Sr., the 32-degree Freemason who owned the granite finishing company that eventually built the monument. The diagram below illustrates the metric dimensions (and resulting proportions) specified by R.C. Christian for each of the monument’s three component groups.
Georgia Guidestones measurements
Note that taking measurements of the slabs by hand is tricky due to their rough-hewn, rock-pitched surfaces formed by men bashing them into shape with sledgehammers. R.C. Christian specified this primitive finish to provide the monument with an ancient appearance. Fortunately, R.C. Christian disclosed the two primary metric dimensions of the four Guidestones in his book Common Sense Renewed. Each Guidestone was designed to be two meters wide by five meters tall. The remaining metric dimensions of the various Georgia Guidestones components are then evident by examination of the English unit measurements provided at the site. Additionally, we carefully measured the thickness of the English language Guidestone by hand and it was precisely 0.5 meters from finished edge to finished edge.
The metric measurements specified by R.C. Christian are then:
Capstone: 0.5m x 2m x 3m
Center “Gnomen” stone: 0.5m x 1m x 5m
Each of the four Guidestones: 0.5m x 2m x 5m
The corresponding proportions then become:
Capstone: 1 : 4 : 6
Center “Gnomen” stone: 1 : 2 : 10
Each of the four Guidestones: 1 : 4 : 10
If any component would have an encoded numerological message then it would be the four Guidestones. Each of the Guidestones has the proportion of 1:4:10, which immediately brought to mind the date January 4, 2010. I then discovered that the Burj Dubai would be opened on that date. The Burj Dubai, now called the Burj Khalifa, is by far the tallest building in the world and it strongly resembles Babylonian ziggurats, the building style that many believe was used for the Tower of Babel.
The Burj Dubai (now called the Burj Khalifa)
We also discovered that the former emir of Dubai, Sheik Maktoum bin Rashad al Maktoum, died unexpected during an Australian trip on January 4, 2006 (1/4/6) which corresponds to the proportions of the Capstone of the Georgia Guidestones (1:4:6). The death of Sheik Maktoum led to the ascendency of his brother, Sheik Mohammed, to become ruler of Dubai. Sheik Mohammed is directly responsible for the construction of the Burj Dubai, now called the Burj Khalifa. Sheik Mohammed’s building spree was a pursuit that nearly drove Dubai into receivership before being bailed out by Sheik Khalifa, the leader of neighboring Abu Dhabi.
Still, while those two connections were extraordinary, they were not beyond chance, so I looked for an indisputable connection between the two constructions. The most significant aspect of the Burj Dubai, the tallest building in the world by over 1,000 feet, was its soaring height, so I tried to see if the height of the tower were also encoded into the Georgia Guidestones.
For numerology to carry any weight, the messages have to be encoded in obvious ways. The most obvious way to encode the height of the Burj Khalifa is by combining the proportions of the three component groups. I did this as follows:
Capstone: 1 + 4 + 6 = 11
Center “Gnomen” stone: 1 + 2 + 10 = 13
Each Guidestone: 1 + 4 + 10 = 15, but there are four Guidestones so taking this into account: 1 + 4 + 10 + 4 = 19
Oddly enough, the three derived numbers are all prime. Multiplying them together, I got:
11 x 13 x 19 = 2,717
I initially derived this number in November, 2009, and all sources at that time claimed the height of the Burj Dubai was only 2,684 feet. Most damningly, the 2010 Guinness Book of World Records, which we purchased in late November, also listed the tower’s height at 2,684 feet, some ten meters short of the number I derived.
Because any encoded numerological message had to be “hidden in plain sight” for it to have any meaning, I resolved myself at that time to the fact that the height of the Burj Dubai was not encoded into the Georgia Guidestones and that any connection between that strange monument and the Burj Dubai was tenuous.
However, on January 4, 2010, Sheik Mohammed had a surprise for the world: the actual height of the tower, renamed on that day as the “Burj Khalifa” in honor of the sheik who bailed out Dubai from bankruptcy only a few days earlier, was not 2,684 feet as had been widely believed, but was actually 2,717 feet, the exact value I had derived from the Georgia Guidestones over a month earlier!
Moreover, 11, 13 and 19 are the prime factors of 2,717, a very special set of numbers that simply constitute another way of writing “2,717.”
Combined with the two other connections to the Burj Khalifa mentioned earlier, there is no doubt that the Georgia Guidestones was designed with specific numerological links pointing directly to the Burj Khalifa. Again, those three links are as follows:
1. The capstone points to the unexpected death of Dubai’s Emir, Sheik Maktoum, on January 4, 2006.
2. The Guidestones contain the encoded date, January 4, 2010, the completion date of the Burj Khalifa.
3. The exact height of the Burj Khalifa, 2,717 feet, is encoded in an obvious fashion within the proportions of the Georgia Guidestone components.
The now indisputable connection between the two enigmatic structures provided me with motivation to understand their symbolic meaning along with the intentions of the powerful people who built them.
You might have noticed that I did not provide the significance of the proportions of the Gnomen Stone, the tall, thin central slab of the monument. Its proportions are 1:2:10 which sum to be 13. The number “13” is specifically significant when combined with the fact that the pseudonym for the monument’s designer was “R.C. Christian,” a transparent claim by him to be a follower or even an incarnation of Christian Rosenkreuz (Rosy Cross), the founder of Rosicrucianism who some claim has appeared throughout the centuries, perhaps most notably as the Count of St. Germaine, one of the fomenters of the French Revolution.
The central pillar of the Georgia Guidestones is a representation in granite of the number “13,” the number that signifies the “Hidden Hand” of the Rosicrucians. The Rosicrucians identify with this number because, they claim, it takes 12 identical spheres to completely conceal a thirteenth. The 12 outer spheres represent the visible world, while the inner thirteenth sphere signifies the “Hidden Hand” of the Rosicrucians working in secret to manipulate events in our history.
So the “13” encoded into the central Gnomen Stone is a calling card of the Rosicrucians.
A Rosicrucian Emblem
The symbolic meaning of the Burj Khalifa is unambiguous: it is the completion of the second Tower of Babel, a pursuit the Rosicrucians, Freemasons and their ilk have sought for millennia.
Understand at this point that Rosicrucians are an ill defined group. They are very secretive and it is unclear which formal organization, if any, is the legitimate heir to the Rosicrucian legacy.
Most people today who identify themselves as Rosicrucians are not much more than avid Dungeons & Dragons role-playing fans who like pretending to be modern-day wizards as grownups. Moreover, the various groups and chapters snipe at each other, refuting the legitimacy of other Rosicrucians.
However, one person who was apparently a bona fide Rosicrucian initiate was Sirhan Sirhan, the deranged man who was convicted for killing U.S. Senator and Presidential candidate Robert Kennedy. Today, Sirhan Sirhan is the poster child for “mind control,” a concept explored in the infamous CIA MK-Ultra experiments and an idea popularized in the 1959 motion picture The Manchurian Candidate (and remade in 2004).
A Rosicrucian: the convicted murderer Sirhan Sirhan
I have spent time researching the Rosicrucians in an attempt to better understand their connection to the Georgia Guidestones. While I do not believe all of these ideas, I share them with you so that you have in your hands some of the more well-known ideas surrounding this mysterious cult.
Interestingly, the Rosicrucians have been accused of practicing a form of mind control called “assumption” where members of the order are told to take over the minds of world leaders and other people to further Rosicrucian goals and obtain personal objectives.
More openly, Rosicrucians claim to practice magic. They brag that they can travel outside their bodies through a process called “astral projection.” In fact, they claim to not only travel to other planets through astral projection, but also to view the subatomic realm with this occult practice. However, they incorrectly maintained for years that all bodies in both domains were perfect spheres.
Historically, the Rosicrucians were probably formed in Germany by the remnants of the enigmatic and immensely powerful Knights Templar. The Rosicrucians are suspected in later establishing speculative Freemasonry in Scotland.
Francis Bacon and his wizard-like progenitor, John Dee, are both widely believed to have been Rosicrucians. Some accuse Bacon of formulating a vision of the New World as the “New Atlantis,” the reestablishment of the antiquarian society that holds an important position in theosophy.
The Rosicrucians are the preeminent theosophists, predating and directly influencing other modern occult groups. Theosophists claim that civilized mankind stretches much further back into antiquity than conventional archeologists and anthropologists accept. Before the Babylonians and Egyptians, a powerful country held sway over the world called Atlantis. With its destruction (described in various fantastic ways), survivors fled to the four corners of the globe and formed the Babylonian and Egyptian civilizations along with establishing civilizations eastwards into Iran and the Indus valley. These founders are called the “Aryans.”
Many people today still believe the Aryans existed. In fact, “Iran” essentially means “Land of the Aryans.” There is even some linguistic evidence supporting the existence of a mother “Aryan” language that gave birth to many different languages from Europe to the Indian Subcontinent.
They were white men, as we are, the superior race in intellect, in manliness, the governing race of the world, the conquering race of all other races. They called themselves Arya, the Aryans, the Warlike, or, some think, the Noble… we owe not one single truth, not one idea, in philosophy or religion to the Semitic race… it is a fact indisputable.
– Albert Pike, Lectures of the Arya
Hitler believed that Aryan decedents were still alive in his time. He and his Nazi brethren claimed the Aryans were the blond-haired, blue-eyed Europeans of Germany and Nordic countries who migrated westwardly from India and Iran. This is why Nazism has the strange confluence of Druidic and Hindu influences. In fact, the swastika was partially important to the Nazis because it was a symbol that connected the Druids, Hindu, Iranian and other ancient, purportedly Aryan cultures.
Ancient Iranian necklace featuring swastikas
Central to theosophy is the belief that all modern religions are remnants of the true Aryan religion. Theosophists try to find analogues to Biblical figures in other religions. For some of them, God is Zeus, Satan or Lucifer is Poseidon, and particularly important, Enoch is Thoth or Hermes. In fact, this last relation is the foundation of Hermeticism, a particularly incisive angle on Theosophy that serves as the heart of Rosicrucianism.
LUCIFER, the Light-bearer! Strange and mysterious name to give to the Spirit of Darkness! Lucifer, the Son of the Morning! Is it he who bears the Light, and with its splendors intolerable blinds feeble, sensual, or selfish Souls? Doubt it not!
– Albert Pike, Morals and dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry
Most theosophists are harmless, but the highest orders of Freemasonry and Rosicrucianism take a sinister position opposing Christianity. For them, God is an oppressive being who attempted to keep Adam and Eve ignorant and subservient in the Garden of Eden. Satan or Lucifer is viewed by them as a liberator and bringer of knowledge. These are the Luciferians.
Stand in awe of him, and sin not, speak his name with trembling … It is Satan who is the god of our planet and the only god…
– Helena Petrovna Blavatsky, founder of the Theosophical Society
This veneration for Lucifer is captured in the number 322 used by the Masonic “Skull and Bones” command and control order. The Georgia Guidestones monument was officially completed on March 22 (3/22), 1980. “322” is important to the highest orders of Rosicrucians and Freemasons because it points to Genesis 3:22. Genesis 3:22-3:24 states:
22 And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever:
23 Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken.
24 So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.
This is seen by Luciferians as an admission by God that man can become a god himself. It also demonstrates for them that God is unfair, cruel and jealous.
Skull and Bones emblem featuring 322
Accordingly, Luciferians have worked to overcome God for many centuries. Yet another passage in Genesis important for them is 11:6 where God remarks about King Nimrod’s attempt to construct the Tower of Babel:
And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
Genesis 11:6 is particularly important because it not only confirms for Luciferians yet again that man can become like God, but it also gives them a blueprint for doing so.
And this is where the Burj Khalifa comes in. Given its indisputable connection with the Georgia Guidestones, the Burj Khalifa is a modern Tower of Babel.
The Tower of Babel
The Burj Khalifa not only signifies a supreme Luciferian attempt to defy and defeat God, but the completion of the Tower is, for them, the beginning of a new age where man can become like God.
It should also be remarked that the 9/11 tragedies may have been carried out on that date for its occult significance. Note that 9/11 is an inversion of 11:6, denoting a destructive or chaotic event. In the occult, an upright symbol like a five-pointed star or pentagram represents order or constructive white magic while an inverted pentagram denotes chaos or black magic. Similarly, an upright cross indicates Christ while an inverted cross is associated with Satan (although diluted by its relationship with Peter’s crucifixion).
A Rosicrucian inverted pentagram featuring Baphomet
While it might sound fun to wield God’s powers, apotheosis, the transformation of man to god, is reserved for the chosen few while the rest of humanity is left in absolute bondage to worship and serve their new gods.
This new state of affairs is explicitly described in R.C. Christian’s Common Sense Renewed, a tome written to accompany and clarify the Georgia Guidestones. The book was delivered to every member of the U.S. Congress.
Robert Christian elaborates upon his Georgia Guidestones messages in his book Common Sense Renewed
R.C. Christian describes a “New Rational World Order” where an extraordinarily invasive form of eugenics is enforced by the State. Eugenics is the practice of human selective breeding. In Common Sense Renewed, eugenics is more than a tool to improve human stock, it is for shaping behavior and breaking the human spirit for serving the purposes of the State. The State will chose your mate and decide whether or not you can have children. Human breeding programs will ensure that behavior is favorably modified for the State. R.C. Christian compares this to dog breeding.
Health care is apportioned according to a person’s value to the State. The State’s godlike leaders receive the best life preserving, enhancing and extending technologies and techniques available, while the common man must make do with whatever the State sees fit for his lowly existence.
Employment is driven by the State’s need. Refusal of your job assignment or relocation will result in starvation and denial of health care.
The “New Rational World Order,” a term that R.C. Christian uses, is a global government composed of regional fiefdoms, but all working under the same, nightmarish, totalitarian rules.
And worst of all, R.C. Christian wants nearly everyone on the planet dead. With his global population target of only 500-million, nearly 6.5-billion of us will have to go.
And given the disturbing history of R.C. Christian’s cult, that population reduction will not be gradual, but sudden and orchestrated.
Some have maintained that the Georgia Guidestones were built to withstand an impending cataclysmic event that will decimate humanity. Given the decidedly unbenevolent attitude of Luciferian cultists, this is unlikely, but there is some evidence to support this belief.
Supposedly, B.F. Coggins, an extremely wealthy and powerful granite and real estate magnate in Elberton, Georgia, has in his company’s possession a Rosicrucian document describing the Georgia Guidestones monument as some sort of portal. The document admits that the monument contains hidden messages, but that only the enlightened will understand them. Moreover, the monument was designed for an activation event that will indicate the immediate threat of a global catastrophe so horrific that humanity will come close to losing all hope. The document reassures the survivors that they are loved and will be cared for. The tenor is such to evoke the impression that intercession will occur either supernaturally or by space aliens.
I deeply doubt the veracity of these claims, but if there is any possibility that they are true, the “activation event” can only mean that Polaris, the North Star, will drift out of the sighting hole drilled into the Gnomen stone. When I was last at the Guidestones this fall, Polaris was barely visible within the sighting hole. I had always assumed that this poor alignment was a result of workmanship flaws or settling of the monument over time. However, Wayne Mullenix, the man from whom R.C. Christian bought the land for the monument before deeding the parcel to Elbert County, told me that the foundation for the monument was spectacularly overbuilt, extending 20 feet in all directions away from the Georgia Guidestones and reaching all the way down to bedrock. Mr. Mullenix would know these construction details because he was responsible for building the steel reinforced foundation.
Given that the Guidestones foundation is so incredibly robust, it is unlikely that the misalignment of the Polaris Sighting Hole is due to settling. It also seems unlikely that the sighting hole would be improperly drilled given the remarkable care taken to ensure that the monument’s position would not change over time.
This benevolent account of the Georgia Guidestones also closely follows Hopi legends of a similar construction that their ancestors built in order to track polar alignment to warn of the coming Day of Purification, a very similar catastrophe used as fodder for 2012 hysteria.
However, there is no reputable scientific evidence supporting the notion of an impending 2012 cataclysm. On the other hand, there are good reasons to believe that the Georgia Guidestones is an arrogant advertisement for the demented plans of a deranged but powerful cult to overthrow national governments and install a totalitarian global government.
If anything, 2012 hysteria will be used as a smokescreen for manmade chaos leading up to that event.
So who is R.C. Christian? In my first article I mentioned that we suspected that Ted Turner was at least partially responsible for the Georgia Guidestones. Our motivation for believing this originated during our interview of Wyatt C. Martin, the banker who is purportedly the only man who knows R.C. Christian’s true identity.
The Georgia Guidestones monument was constructed by Freemasons
Prior to our interview, I had composed a list of three candidates for R.C. Christian. Mr. Martin flatly denied that either Joe Fendley, Sr., or Dr. Francis Merchant were behind the monument, but then he detoured unexpectedly into his story of the origins of the Georgia Guidestones. Many minutes later, I tried to bring the conversation back on topic by asking Mr. Martin if he knew who Ted Turner is.
Surprisingly, Mr. Martin erupted enthusiastically stating that he personally knew Ted Turner and had sat behind him for years in box seats at Atlanta Brave games at a time when Ted Turner owned the Braves. It was clear that Ted Turner’s relationship was meaningful for Mr. Martin.
When I then asked him if Ted Turner was R.C. Christian, Mr. Martin appeared stunned and then denied Turner’s involvement.
A total population of 250-300 million people, a 95% decline from present levels, would be ideal.
– Ted Turner, founder of CNN in Atlanta, Georgia, Kappa Sigma alumnus and donor of $1-billion to the United Nations
However, there is at least one other reason to believe that Ted Turner was connected in some way to the Georgia Guidestones. When I spoke with B.F. Coggins, who had boasted that nothing gets done in Elbert County without his approval, I asked him if he knew Ted Turner. Mr. Coggins volunteered that he was friends with both Turner and even better friends with former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. Carter was President at the time that the Georgia Guidestones monument was commissioned.
An achievable goal for anyone investigating the Georgia Guidestones who has moderate resources at their disposal is to identify the author of Common Sense Renewed. Here is the publisher information for that book:
The Georgia Guidestones have been an unwelcome detour from my career as a successful computer benchmarking expert and industry analyst. However, I have persisted in this investigation despite the potential risks to my career and growing business because the stakes involved for humanity are so grave.
The Georgia Guidestones monument contains irrefutable evidence demonstrating that a small group of secretive cultists are extremely wealthy and powerful and able to control and manipulate significant world events. This cabal formulated a plan for the construction of the tallest building in the world on the opposite side of the planet in Dubai more than 30 years after their intentions were encoded into the granite of the Georgia Guidestones. In addition to costing at least $1.5-billion, it appears that this plan required the assassination of Dubai’s ruler.
Moreover, this group’s actions have historically been sinister. The Burj Khalifa symbolizes the completion of a second Tower of Babel as their long sought victory over God. And with it, the beginnings of a New Age where they can now become like God. Their plans for a “New Rational World Order,” as outlined in R.C. Christian’s Common Sense Renewed, involve the establishment of a horrific totalitarian world government enforcing human breeding programs to ensure “docility and loyalty” as has been done with dogs. R.C. Christian’s world state will control every aspect of the common man’s life including choosing his mate and deciding whether or not he can have children.
Attempts to explain the Georgia Guidestones as an effort from a group of “enlightened beings” to warn humanity of an upcoming 2012 apocalypse are hogwash. There is no credible scientific evidence for an impending global catastrophe late next year.
More likely, 2012 hysteria might be leveraged as cover for disguised acts of manmade chaos used to bring down the sovereignty of nations and orchestrate war as a prelude for a global government constructed upon the ashes of civilization. Its capitol may very well be in Dubai. In fact, soon after the Burj Khalifa was formally opened, Dubai invited the United Nations to move its headquarters there.
In addition to constructing a new Tower of Babel, the same cultists have also sought to rebuild Solomon’s Temple so that they can simultaneously introduce their messiah, the first person to undergo apotheosis. Their completion of the Burj Khalifa indicates that this person is alive today and will be introduced soon, probably amidst a catharsis of global war.
The producers and investigators for Brad Meltzer’s Decoded interviewed me for several hours. I told them all of this and more. Of course, I also explained alternative theories so that they could understand the complete picture of the Georgia Guidestones.
I am not sure which angle they will take with my testimonials – I understand that they are a business involved with “edutainment” and can’t court much controversy – but I am hopeful that at least a few people who view that program will become interested enough in the topic to conduct their own investigations. A good place to start is here.
The following video is a compilation of various footage suggesting that a bomb was detonated in the World Trade Center just seconds before the first plane impact. In addition to numerous eyewitness accounts, there is an audio record by Ginny Carr at the 6:20 mark that reveals a loud noise about nine seconds before a second, much louder explosion that was presumably the plane crash. However, if the first explosion was the plane impact, the second explosion could be debris falling down the elevator shaft since the time delta is within the range of plausible freefall times.
This is followed by video from a local television station which also appears to record an explosion while sound of the airplane overhead remains audible for several additional seconds. Note that sound travels faster through solid material than in air, so it is possible that the camera, resting on the ground, picked up the explosion from the ground before the sound could travel the same distance in air.
Nevertheless, combined with eyewitness accounts, both recordings deserve further study.
Dr. Steven E. Jones is a world renowned physicist recognized for his research into muon-catalyzed cold fusion. In recent years, Dr. Jones has conducted metallurgic analyses of debris from the World Trade Center tragedy of September 11, 2001. His findings led Dr. Jones to posit that the Trade Center towers were brought down by controlled demolition. This highly controversial theory made Dr. Jones a target for much criticism.
Worse, a few vocal critics demanded that Brigham Young University fire Dr. Jones from his post as Physics Professor there. Perhaps the most odious attack of all came from author and lawyer Jonathan Moseley. Published in the popular conservative publication World Net Daily, Moseley’s hit piece accussed Dr. Jones of calling for the violent overthrow of the U.S. Government, an accusation that WND would later retract.
Following is the email exhange I made at the time with Jonathan Moseley and Dr. Jones. =================== To:email@example.com Sent By “Van Smith” On: September 12, 2006 3:31 AM
God help us! I have apparently pushed Mosely into a psychotic fit. This man is an insane maniac! How did he obtain the level of respectability necessary to get his thoughts featured on WND? He wields his influence like a genocidal Hutu handles a machete.
“Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!” I almost had to wipe his spit off my monitor screen. Moseley is truly on a Jihad.
Moseley has connections with a number of different policy making councils, has been quoted in mainstream media before, and has written a fear mongering novel about the threat of Islam (either it reads like a nightmare, or it was ghost written judging from my exchanges with him). He and another Moseley (brother? father?) also have formed a strange company providing services to the jewelry import industry helping businesses ensure conformity with the Patriot Act.
I read somewhere (but have not verified) that he is also related to one of the founders of the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.
The drive-by terrorist job that he did on you really smells of a gun-for-hire piece. I cannot help but strongly suspect that this man is being used as an attack dog by an intelligence operation. His mental discipline is so weak that he is probably viewed as expendable, but his single-minded fanaticism combined with his limited intellect mean that his puppetmasters risk little exposure even if he is forced to go down in flames.
Good luck in your fight and trust Jesus,
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On Monday 11 September 2006 21:11, Jonathon Moseley wrote: > Like all of the conspiracy theorists, you do violence to the truth by > ignoring the parts of it that prove your arguments wrong. You call those > tangential issues. Steven Jones has harmed himself. > The local press reports that it was Steven Jones’ own radio interview on > Tuesday 9/6, that created a furor on campus, leading to his suspension. SEE > — [scroll 1/3rd down to see the latest controversy] > http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,645200098,00.html > Jones had been relatively reticent to discuss the implications of his > findings, but he created buzz on campus Tuesday with his appearance on > KUER-FM 90.1. He expressed the opinion to talk-show host Doug Fabrizio that > blame for the attacks rests with neoconservatives Paul Wolfowitz, Richard > Perle and others. > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~` > Even after all of the discussion, Steven Jones went on LOCAL radio and > accused government officials and private political leaders of 3,000 counts > of mass murder, on a radio show THAT COULD BE HEARD ALL ACROSS THE BYU > CAMPUS. The person who has harmed Steven Jones is Steven Jones. > BYU has announced that it is the “accusatory” nature of Steven Jones work > about 9/11 — that is accusing people of mass murder — that they are > investigating, along with breach of peer review rules, NOT what anyone else > has said ABOUT him. It is the fact that Steven Jones is accusing people of > mass murder that has Steven Jones in trouble. > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ > Secondly, you falsely assume that I don’ belive what I wrote about Steven > Jones. Steven Jones is one of the founders of Scholars for Truth, the > SPONSOR of the event. Steven Jones helped CHOOSE the panel. > Steven Jones is responsible for ALL of the venomous, treasonous, outrageous > statements that HIS group — which he helps run — spewed out across the > nation. I previously explained this to you, but you are blind to the truth, > as are all conspiracy nuts. Steven Jones’ organization, even if not Jones > himself, and indeed Steven Jones by extension is “in the CONTEXT of the > question[and answer period]” is GUILTY of advocating for a coup that would > depose America’s political leaders from office and put them on trial at the > international criminal court outside the United States, GUILTY of accusing > George Bush of being a dictator, GUILTY of claiming that the U.S. > government is no longer legitimate, GUILTY of urging the armed forces of > the United States to refuse to obey the orders of the Commander in Chief, > GUILTY of calling for the removal of the U.S. government. Frankly, I hope > that Steven Jones burns in hell for endangering this country. It is the > fact that I am a far superior patriot that I want even scum like Steven > Jones to have the right to speak in America, even if they cause the DEATH > of Americans by advocating for the terrorist’s agenda to weaken the United > States. > > Jon Moseley > > > > —–Original Message—– > From: Van Smith [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] > Sent: Monday, September 11, 2006 05:18 PM > To: ‘Jonathon Moseley’ > Cc: email@example.com > Subject: Re: Support for Dr. Steven Jones > > Mr. Moseley, > > I have been consistently discussing two topics: > > 1. The harm that you have caused Professor Jones though an overt act of > academic and intellectual terrorism. > 2. The scholarly merits of Dr. Jones’ research. > > You wish to focus on tangential, irrelevant issues. > > As I have stated several times already, I stand firmly behind the 1st > Amendment to our Constitution, but nowhere does the 1st Amendment allow > for Jon Moseley, according to your own /WND/ editors, to bear false > witness against Dr. Jones, exposing him to potential imprisonment, > public ridicule and irreparable damage to his livelihood. > > And one thing continues to bother me like a splinter beneath my right > index fingernail. You are a lawyer. Arguably, Dr. Jones can be > considered a public figure. As such, Dr. Jones is fair game for much > broader written criticism than would normally be considered libel if the > same words were directed at normal Americans. However, your /WND/ piece > is far, far outside of this extended area of accepted criticism of > public figures. > > What made you think you could get away with groundlessly accusing Dr. > Jones — in a major publication no less — of committing a federal crime > without your being sued penniless? Even if you thought you were right, > you exercised very little effort to fact check, demonstrating a callous > disregard for Dr. Jones’ welfare. > > I have written many, many articles that have been read by millions of > people. If I were to ever even conside
r making the extremely explosive > and damaging charge against an individual that you used against Dr. > Jones, I would only do so if I also substantiated my claim with > carefully obtained and vetted quotes from that person. > > I’m still scratching my bald head trying to figure out just what you > were thinking. > > And do you still believe that you can simply make up serious charges > against anyone you disagree with and publish your terrorist vitriol in > /WND/ or some other major publication? > > I also do not understand how /World Net Daily/ could have allowed your > article to be published at all. One thing that typically gets an > editor’s attention in a hurry is when he sees an author making personal > attacks against a victim that could immediately lead to the victim’s > imprisonment. > > I was a frequent visitor to the /WND/ Internet site, but after seeing > your article published there, I vow to never return to /WND/ again > except to obtain quotes from your hit piece. > > Sincerely, > > Van Smith > > Jonathon Moseley wrote: > > I strongly believe in Steven Jones’ right to speak, and anything that > > restrains or intimidates that is harmful to our country and to the > > body politic and to the discussion itself. > > > > However, in the same way, I have an EQUAL right to speak and to say > > that Steven Jones’ efforts are likely to result in the death of more > > Americans in the future, from the next terrorist attack, as it helps > > whip up anti-American sentiments around the world, chills our allies, > > and discourages Americans from taking measures to protect the country. > > > > If, God Forbid, a nuclear bomb or other terrorist attack on > > Washington, D.C. kills my sister and her family, Steven Jones will > > also be free to apologize over their dead bodies at the funeral. > > However, it would make more sense to consider those consequences now, > > rather than after the death of more Americans. > > > > Simply because Steven Jones has a RIGHT to accuse his country of > > treasonous actions worse than anything since Pol Pot does not mean > > that it is NOBLE that he does so. > > > > I believe that if Steven Jones is silenced “from behind” everyone will > > assume that his accusations were true, and were too dangerous to > > answer, and that he had to be silenced covertly and outside the field > > of ideas. > > > > But that does not mean that there is anything laudable about — in a > > time of war — accusing one’s own goverment of mass murder, > > particularly based only on supposition and speculation. > > > > > > > > Jon Moseley > > > > > > > > —–Original Message—– > > *From:* Van Smith [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] > > *Sent:* Sunday, September 10, 2006 08:57 PM > > *To:* ‘Jonathon Moseley’ > > *Cc:* email@example.com > > *Subject:* Re: Support for Dr. Steven Jones > > > > Dear Mr. Moseley, > > > > I have combined your last two emails below. > > > > Your points are, as far as I can discern, irrelevant to my message to > > you or to the plight of Dr. Jones and your involvement with it. > > However, I will respond briefly to your remarks. > > > > As an American, I believe in free speech as guaranteed by the First > > Amendment to our Constitution. I am not afraid of knowledge or > > discussion. I also have faith that the American people can discern > > the truth when they eventually encounter it. I do NOT believe that it > > is necessary, desirable or constructive for any member of the media to > > use sensational rhetoric to frighten the trusting citizens of the > > United States into conforming with prescribed viewpoints. > > > > And as an American I am deeply disturbed by the distinctly > > un-American, terrorizing tactics that you used to harm Dr. Jones in > > your /WND/ article. > > > > Frankly, I am confused by your references to antisemitism, Hugo > > Chavez, conspiracy theories, neocons, the Nuremberg Trials, Vietnam, > > the Taliban, bin Laden and George Bush. > > > > Professor Jones has provided evidence that supports the theory that > > the three World Trade Center towers were brought down by controlled > > demolition. His evidence is compelling. His scientific methodology > > appears to be sound and straightforward. His request for further > > investigation is logical and reasonable. > > > > I applaud Dr. Jones for his courage to conduct objective, independent > > research on the horrific WTC events. I hope his work will inspire > > further independent investigation into whether or not controlled > > demolitions were used to bring down the three towers that tragic > > September morning. > > > > BTW, whether you realize it or not, you are lending credence to your > > opposition when you use the term “conspiracy theory.” By definition, > > a theory is an explanation supported by several different facts and > > all known facts support the explanation. Of course, a “conspiracy” is > > an agreement between two or more people to commit a crime or other > > misdeed. Properly — and I mean no insult — supporters of the U.S. > > Government explanation for 9/11 should consider their explanation a > > conspiracy theory. > > > > Van Smith > > ======== > > > > I think there are sinister motivations for the 9/11 conspiracy > > theories. Someday when more Americans are murdered by foreign > > terrorists, I hope the conspiracy theorists will realize what they > > have done and shudder. However, that should be debated on the field > > of ideas, not short-circuited through administrative means. > > > > A letter from Usama Bin Laden from 2001/early 2002 just released last > > week called upon the Taliban and other sympathetic groups to CREATE A > > WEDGE BETWEEN THE AMERICAN PEOPLE AND THE AMERICAN GOVERNMENT. > > > > 5 years later 9/11 conspiracy theorists are DOING EXACTLY THAT. > > > > They are implementing Usama Bin Laden’s strategy and desire for > > defeating the West. > > > > They probably don’t realize it… but they SHOULD by stopping to > > think about it. > > > > But again this is a concern to be debated openly, not cut short in > > silence. > > > > Jon Moseley > > > > Jonathon Moseley wrote: > >> First, I believe that there are some in the 9/11 conspiracy movement > >> (mostly overseas participants using the anonymity of the internet, > >> but not necessarily all) who are intentionally implementing Usama Bin > >> Laden’s strategy for destroying the West, by repeating the entire > >> Vietnam dynamic. > >> > >> Second, there are a far greater number who simply hate their country > >> so much that they don’t care that they are helping foreign terrorists > >> to better and more successfully attack America the next time around. > >> They don’t care that our families and loved ones are in greater > >> danger of a terrorist attack because of their efforts to persuade > >> Americans to focus on the U.S. government instead of on foreign > >> terrorists. They don’t care that this kind of rhetoric whips up > >> anti-American sentiments abroad and encourages our enemies, while > >> peeling away our friends around the world. > >> > >> Third, there are many in the 9/11 movement who hate the Jews and > >> Neocons and certain other groups that they are intentionally trying > >> to destroy the government and the country to get at the people they > >> hate, similar to burning down a house to kill the bugs inside. > >> > >> F
ourth, you have to go back and listen to the videotape broadcast on > >> C-Span. Among the points made in that virulently anti-American hate > >> fest: > >> > >> o The movement should support and promote Venezuala President > >> Hugu Chavez’s attempt to put Bush Administration officials ON TRIAL > >> at an international criminal tribunal. Presumably that would require > >> DEPOSING THOSE OFFICIALS FROM OFFICE in order to take them to the > >> international criminal court overseas. It would require a coup > >> against the U.S. to take U.S. government leaders overseas to stand rial. > >> > >> o The U.S. government has already collapsed and a shadow > >> government is now running the country. > >> > >> o U.S. troops should DISOBEY orders of the Commander in Chief in > >> the war on terror. > >> > >> o George Bush is a dictator (odd how this group was broadcast 4 > >> times on C-Span if Bush is a dictator). > >> > >> And on and on. > >> > >> However, the answer to such hate speech by the 9/11 conspiracy > >> movement is MORE speech in reply, not intimidation or efforts to > >> muzzle any speaker. > >> > >> Jon Moseley > >> > >> > >> —–Original Message—– > >> *From:* Van Smith [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] > >> *Sent:* Sunday, September 10, 2006 06:03 PM > >> *To:* ‘TRANSGUARD (Jonathon Moseley)’ > >> *Cc:* email@example.com > >> *Subject:* Re: Support for Dr. Steven Jones > >> > >> Dear Mr. Moseley, > >> > >> I am pleased to see your written support for academic freedom. > >> However, your /World Net Daily/ article appears to expose sinister > >> motivations that contradict the positions that you express in your > >> correspondence. > >> > >> Please have another look at what you wrote about Dr. Jones: > >> > >> /Professor Steven Jones of Brigham-Young University accused George > >> Bush of being a dictator, mimicking the preamble of the Declaration > >> of Independence. When asked if violent revolution was necessary, this > >> scientist declared ? in front of national TV cameras ? that there is > >> no peaceful way to achieve the group’s goals. In the context of the > >> question, *professor Jones was calling for the violent overthrow of > >> the government*. > >> / > >> Not only do you continue the /ad hominem/ tone that saturates the > >> rest of your article, but you have, according to your own editors at > >> /WND/, falsely accused Professor Jones of committing a federal > >> crime. Your actions, according to news reports, had immediate, > >> frightening ramifications for Dr. Jones. > >> > >> Your /WND/ article is akin to academic and intellectual terrorism. > >> > >> It is simply not possible to have either academic freedom or free > >> speech when citizens of a country have to live in fear that their > >> research or their words might lead to groundless attacks in the > >> mainstream media that can threaten their careers or even lead to > >> criminal charges against them. > >> > >> Your article placed Steven Jones’ position at BYU in jeopardy, > >> potentially exposed him to imprisonment and has soiled his reputation > >> to a point that his career might very well be permanently damaged. > >> Your article almost certainly also had an effect on BYU grant funding > >> and has soured public perception of that fine institution of higher > >> learning. > >> > >> And although BYU might not directly cite your article as the reason > >> they have placed Dr. Jones on leave pending the results of their > >> investigation into his behavior, your article caused intense scrutiny > >> and criticism directed towards both Jones and BYU from both the > >> public and media which has doubtlessly influenced BYU’s decisions > >> regarding Jones. > >> > >> I have many years of experience in the semiconductor industry and > >> have crossed paths with a number of other analysts who will say or do > >> anything to ensure their next paycheck. Forgive my cynicism, but > >> your /WND/ article immediately brought to mind the “Gun-for-Hire” > >> pieces so commonly seen in my line of work. > >> > >> Dr. Jones is a well respected, well known physicist. His early > >> research into cold fusion was the only reason many physicists still > >> took that field seriously after the Fleishmann and Pons media circus. > >> > >> You state that you find Professor Jones’ positions “reprehensible and > >> irresponsible.” This emotive outburst demonstrates a lack of > >> understanding of the scientific process. > >> > >> When searching for the truth behind any phenomena or event, a > >> scientist must not rule out any possibility without supporting > >> evidence. A scientist must especially be aware to not close his mind > >> to any possible explanation due to emotional bias. > >> > >> Any so-call scientists who counter Dr. Jones by invoking words like > >> “reprehensible” or “irresponsible” immediately discredit themselves > >> as emotionally compromised regarding research on the topic at hand. > >> > >> In his paper “Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Completely Collapse?” > >> and throughout his presentations to various groups, Dr. Jones > >> intelligently and logically argues for a serious investigation into > >> the possibility that the three World Trade Center towers were brought > >> down by controlled demolition. > >> > >> In addition to the extremely peculiar *intergranular sulfidation* > >> reported by FEMA that is impossible to explain as sourced from > >> drywall, Dr. Jones’ electron microprobe analysis revealed iron slag > >> that, with little chromium, was clearly not structural steel. In > >> that slag were abundant traces of manganese, potassium, aluminum and > >> fluorine in addition to sulfur. Through wave-dispersive X-ray > >> fluorescence, Dr. Jones has also found abundant zinc oxide, titanium > >> and barium in WTC debris samples. In other words, the slag and > >> sundry debris material look persuasively like Thermate residue; in > >> fact, the evidence that Jones has uncovered looks like a Thermate > >> fingerprint. Additionally, EPA’s very peculiar discovery of > >> 1,3-diphenylpropane in their WTC samples point to the possible use of > >> a very specific form of thermate: sol-gel thermate. > >> > >> Dr. Jones has been primarily lobbying for more research into the > >> hypothesis that the World Trade Center towers were brought down by > >> controlled demolition. His evidence supports such a request. > >> > >> The truth is never endangered by additional, objective scientific > >> inquiry. However, the truth can remain hidden for many years by a > >> lack of scientific investigation and an absence of open-mined discourse. > >> > >> I am sure that Dr. Jones welcomes intelligent scientific discourse — > >> in fact, his conclusions urge for it — but no respectable scientist > >> embraces the intellectual terrorist mentality that you bring to the > >> table as evidenced by your World Net Daily piece. > >> > >> Dr. Jones is not responsible whatsoever regarding the statements of > >> Dr. Fetzer or any other member of the Scholars for 9/11 Truth. > >> Scientific and academic organizations loathe to control their > >> members’ opinions since discovery and genius often come from the > >> person who thinks differently than the rest of the group. As United > >> States citizens, we should instinctively feel similar towards free > >> speech in general. > >> > >> As a Christian, one of my foundational beliefs is that people can > >> change for the b
etter. I pray that your support for academic freedom > >> and free speech voiced in your letter truly signals a change of heart > >> for you. However, I am afraid that irreparable damage has already > >> been done to Dr. Jones and other innocent parties as a result of your > >> World Net Daily article. > >> > >> Sincerely, > >> > >> Van Smith > >> > >> TRANSGUARD (Jonathon Moseley) wrote: > >>> Dear Mr. Smith: > >>> cc: Professor Jones > >>> > >>> I also sent a letter to BYU by email back in mid-August > >>> urging them to ensure academic freedom and the freedom to debate > >>> these issues publicly as American citizens. I sent a copy to > >>> Professor Jones. > >>> > >>> From news reports this week, it appears that BYU is > >>> concerned NOT about anything said through World Net Daily, but the > >>> extreme statements made by Steven Jones himself and his organization > >>> Scholars for Truth. > >>> > >>> BYU cites the “accusatory nature” of Jones’ work in contrast > >>> to a scientific inquiry as their concern. > >>> > >>> Neverthless, I have defended and do defend anyone’s right to > >>> debate these matters openly and to be able to engage in a public > >>> discussion without fear or hesitation. > >>> > >>> I believe as a personal matter that Professor Jones’ > >>> positions are reprehensible and irresponsible, in that he has > >>> accusing individuals in and out of government of 3,000 counts of > >>> mass murder and treason with the slimmest of pretexts. The sulfur > >>> from the gypsum drywall and from other sources is as likely to > >>> account for sulfur traces as to indicate a criminal plot to commit > >>> treasonous mass murder by public officials. The charges being made > >>> against individuals who are unable to defend themselves (being > >>> public figures subject to public discussion) are extraordinary and > >>> extreme. > >>> > >>> It would be quite a different matter to analyze the steel > >>> from the WTC — as many have done — from a scientific perspective. > >>> But it is the conclusions of a criminal plot to murder 3,000 people > >>> that is the point of departure. > >>> > >>> Furthermore, as a Board member of Scholars for Truth, I > >>> believe that Steven Jones is responsible for everything that was > >>> said at the Scholars for Truth event broadcast on C-Span hosted by > >>> his organization. > >>> > >>> However, all of these matters should be openly discussed on > >>> the field of ideas, not intimidated or restrained or muzzled in any > >>> way. > >>> > >>> I believe that it would be infinitely worse to muzzle > >>> discussion, or appear to be muzzling discussion, through any > >>> administrative or employment action. > >>> > >>> Frankly, BYU would do more to reinforce and substantiate > >>> Steven Jones’ accusations by retaliating against him than anything > >>> else could possibly do. Nothing could be worse in this or any > >>> other debate than the appearance or reality of chilling speech about > >>> possible government malfeasance. > >>> > >>> I strongly believe that the proper response to speech that I > >>> or anyone disagree with is MORE speech, not less. > >>> > >>> Furthermore, no one can have a full and complete discussion > >>> of anything important if no one is raising both sides of the > >>> discussion. It would do a great dis-service if people cannot have a > >>> frank and complete discussion. No one can have a debate if only > >>> one side is debating. And therefore ideas can never be aired and > >>> resolved. > >>> > >>> I wrote all of that previously to Jones’ department at BYU in > >>> mid-August, and I will again. > >>> > >>> Nevertheless, when someone accuses ofificials and individuals > >>> of 3,000 counts of intentional mass murder, each of those counts > >>> eligible for the death penalty, one must expect that such a public > >>> position is going to be controversial. I think you overlook the > >>> extent to which the issue is what Professor Jones and Professor > >>> Fetzer are saying out of their own mouths rather than anything that > >>> people are saying about them. > >>> > >>> Jon Moseley > >>> > >>> > >>> > >>> > >>> Jon Moseley > >>> > >>> > >>> —–Original Message—– > >>> *From:* Van Smith [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org] > >>> *Sent:* Friday, September 8, 2006 05:17 PM > >>> *To:* email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, > >>> email@example.com *Cc:* firstname.lastname@example.org, Contact@JonMoseley.com > >>> *Subject:* Support for Dr. Steven Jones > >>> > >>> To the Esteemed Drs. Sommerfeldt and Stokes, > >>> > >>> My name is Van Smith. I am head of benchmarking for a major > >>> designer of x86 microprocessors. I am also an R&D; engineer for the > >>> company. > >>> > >>> I have an international reputation as a computer technology analyst > >>> and have held high profile positions for Inquest, /Tom’s Hardware > >>> Guide/ and my own site, /Van’s Hardware Journal/. My work has been > >>> frequently cited by IT news organizations like /The Inquirer/ and > >>> /The Register/. My work has also created headlines in Reuters, /The > >>> New York Times/, /PC Magazine/ and other major news publications. > >>> > >>> At its introduction, I was the only analyst in the world who > >>> enumerated the precise flaws in Intel’s Netburst architecture that > >>> eventually led to the demise of the Pentium 4. I have been given > >>> credit for my “Pentium 4 death by thermal density prognostication” > >>> by a recent article published in /The Inquirer/. > >>> > >>> My investigation into computer memory intellectual property company > >>> Rambus uncovered details that led to that company’s recent FTC > >>> conviction. One of my articles caused Rambus stock price to tumble > >>> by over $150/share in one day according to a Reuters report. > >>> > >>> I also have a BS in Physics from Henderson State University. > >>> > >>> I have always had a great deal of respect for Brigham Young > >>> University and this respect has been strengthened by the heroic work > >>> of Dr. Stephen Jones who has conducted scientific investigations > >>> into the tragic September 11th, 2001 collapses of the three World > >>> Trade Center towers. > >>> > >>> In these politically charged times, it is keenly important for > >>> academic leaders, like Dr. Jones, to independently confirm or > >>> contradict official government explanations for such pivotal events > >>> in our nation’s history. The United States is a constitutional > >>> democratic republic that inspired freedom throughout the world. In > >>> our very special country, it is singularly important for our voters > >>> to have information from many diverse sources at their disposal so > >>> that voters can make wise, informed decisions at the polls. > >>> > >>> In America, knowledge and information is essential to freedom. Our > >>> Founding Fathers codified that fact with the First Amendment to the > >>> United States Constitution which guarantees the right to free, open, > >>> public discourse on any topic. > >>> > >>> Our nation’s President announced that September 11th launched the > >>> onset of a 100 year War on Terror. Since then, in the name of > >>> fighting terrorists, bipartisan U.S. Government actions have > >>> severely eroded our freedoms originally secured by our nation’s Bill > >>> of Rights. > >>> > >>> With such radical Government actions, Americans must carefully > >>> scrutinize whether or
not the security measures our nation has > >>> recently undertaken are worth the penalties that we are paying > >>> through lost civil freedoms. > >>> > >>> And most importantly of all, we need to be absolutely certain that > >>> the initial catalyzing events of September 11th are well understood, > >>> investigated thoroughly and from many points of view. > >>> > >>> Dr. Stephen Jones has bravely taken a leadership role in the > >>> academic and patriotic pursuit of providing independent scientific > >>> investigations into exactly what happened on that horrible September > >>> morning. > >>> > >>> Sadly, Dr. Jones has already paid a great price for conscientiously > >>> carrying out his civic duty through his research. Shockingly, Dr. > >>> Jones was the recent victim of scurrilous attack on the popular > >>> conservative news site, /World Net Daily/. This reckless, vicious > >>> hit piece not only jeopardized Professor Jones?s livelihood, but > >>> also exposed Dr. Jones to the very real danger of imprisonment. > >>> > >>> Author and lawyer Jonathan Moseley accused Professor Stephen Jones > >>> of committing the serious federal crime of calling for the violent > >>> overthrow of the U.S. Government. Under pressure from its readers > >>> and BYU itself, /World Net Daily/ reviewed the video cited by > >>> Moseley and found no evidence to support Moseley?s damaging accusation. > >>> > >>> /World Net Daily/ has since published the following retraction: > >>> > >>> /Editor’s note, Aug. 17, 2006: In paragraph four of this column, the > >>> author makes an assertion about professor Steven Jones’ remarks at a > >>> 9/11 symposium broadcast by C-SPAN. A review of the program online > >>> evidenced no such comments by Jones. > >>> / > >>> Moseley’s article, along with the WND retraction, can still be found > >>> here: > >>> http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=51540 > >>> > >>> I am cc’ing Mosley and Professor Jones on this correspondence. > >>> > >>> The pursuit of the truth is the goal of all scientists and, having > >>> to withstand the harsh scrutiny of mathematics, physics is possibly > >>> the purest of all sciences. Physicist Dr. Jones has selflessly and > >>> doggedly pursued the truth regarding perhaps the most important > >>> topic in our lives. For his noble deeds, Professor Jones is being > >>> viciously attacked for politically motivated reasons by parties like > >>> Mr. Mosley who, themselves, have demonstrated that they have little > >>> regard for truth. > >>> > >>> Any punitive action BYU takes against Professor Jones for his > >>> metallurgic study of the WTC debris sets dire precedents inside of > >>> academia. Scientific persecution during the European Dark Ages is > >>> now recognized as institutional efforts to silence reasoning that > >>> might have weakened the control of ruling organizations. Many of > >>> Professor Jones detractors would like a return to those dark, > >>> frightening, hateful, tyrannical conditions. > >>> > >>> As a university with an outstanding record in academic research and > >>> higher education, it would be sadly ignoble if BYU signaled the > >>> demise of modern academia by punishing Professor Jones, a modern > >>> Galileo, for his scholarly quest for truth under fire. > >>> > >>> Agree or disagree with Professor Jones’ conclusions, BYU must follow > >>> his bold, patriotic, Godly lead in his pursuit of truth despite > >>> living in a dangerously charged political climate. > >>> > >>> The Truth can withstand scrutiny; indeed truth must be subjected to > >>> scrutiny lest it devolve into dogma. > >>> > >>> I have confidence that the great leaders of Brigham Young University > >>> like yourselves, who are, no doubt, currently under pressure from > >>> New Inquisition-style detractors, will make the right choices > >>> regarding Professor Jones’ heroic research. By supporting academic > >>> freedom exemplified by Professor Jones’ 9/11 work, BYU and its > >>> leaders will go down in history for preserving the basic foundations > >>> of scientific investigation. > >>> > >>> Sincerely, > >>> > >>> Van Smith