US professors claim 9/11 an inside job
[ 7 Sep, 2006 1205hrs ISTAGENCIES ]
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WASHINGTON: Seventy-five leading academics have stunned America by
claiming the 9/11 terrorist attacks were orchestrated by warmongers
inside the White House. The professors and scientists believe the attacks
on New York and Washington were an “inside job’ ’ carried out to justify
the invasion and the occupation of oil-rich countries.
Their claims have caused outrage in the US ahead of the fifth
anniversary, on Monday, of the raids, which left almost 3,000 dead.
The academics calling themselves 9/11 Scholars for Truth say, however,
that the facts of their investigations cannot be ignored and they have
overwhelming evidence that points to one of the biggest conspiracies
ever. In essays and journals, the 75 experts from universities across the
US give credence to many of the conspiracy theories which have circulated
on the internet since 2001.
One member of the group, Professor Steven Jones, who lectures in physics
at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, said: “We don’t believe that
19 hijackers and a few others in a cave in Afghanistan pulled this off
acting alone. We challenge this official theory and, by god, we’re going
to get to the bottom of this.’’
The academics believe a group of US neo-conservatives called the Project
for a New American Century , which is set on US world domination ,
orchestrated the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon as an
excuse to hit Afghanistan, Iraq and later Iran.
Professor Jones said it was impossible for the Twin Towers to have
collapsed in the way they did from the collision of two planes.
He says jet fuel does not burn at temperatures high enough to melt steel
beams and claims horizontal puffs of smoke seen during the collapse of
the towers are indicative of controlled explosions used to bring down the
The 9/11 Commission dismissed the numerous conspiracy theories after its
exhaustive investigation into the terror attacks but the academics are
urging Congress to reopen the inquiry. Examinations of the towers ’
structure have sought to prove they were weakened by the impact which
tore off fire retardant materials and led to the steel beams bending
under heat and then collapsing.
Christopher Pyle, professor of constitutional law at Mount Holyoake
College in Massachusetts, dismissed the academics’ line. He said: “To
plant bombs in three buildings? It’s too huge a project and would require
far too many people to keep it a secret later.
“After every major crisis, we’ve had conspiracy theorists who come up
with plausible scenarios for gullible people. It’s a waste of time.’’
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