Why are Honest 9-11 Researchers Targeted?
by Christopher Bollyn
May 15, 2007
Three weeks after I was assaulted and arrested, a fellow 9-11 researcher Professor Steven E. Jones of Brigham Young University was slandered on the local NPR affiliate as an "anti-Semite" and removed from his teaching position at that prestigious Mormon school. Dr. Jones and I had collaborated in the spring of 2006 on his research into the causes of the molten metal seen at the World Trade Center. I had learned and written about the discovery of molten iron in the basements of the three collapsed towers in the summer of 2002. These reports had piqued the interest of Jones several years later. His scientific interest resulted in his hypothesis that Thermite-type charges had been used to demolish the twin towers and the 47-story WTC 7.
I took Dr. Jones' research to the University of California at Davis where I met with Professor Thomas Cahill. Cahill had collected data and analyzed the smoke (with a Davis DRUM) that rose from the WTC debris pile from early October until Christmas 2001. The extraordinary abundance of nano-size particles in the smoke indicated that the molten metal beneath the towers was hotter than the boiling point of iron and the other metals found in the bluish smoke. This is the kind of evidence that those who support the official version hate.
Were the attacks on me and Professor Jones related? Were we attacked, slandered, and discredited because we were asking too many questions about the use of Thermite on 9-11?
In her recent article, "War and the Police State: Complicity of the American People," Donna J. Thorne wrote, "Fearing exposure, the Czars of Propaganda know that 'Truthers' must be branded and discredited if government corruption and corporate fraud is to flourish unabated."
"Fear attempts to silence dissenters," Thorne wrote. "As the Truth Movement gains momentum and amasses credibility, the fear profiteers have begun heralding yet another 'threat' to National Security - inquiring minds. This is both good news and bad news. We are no longer ignorable. Fearing exposure, the Czars of Propaganda know that 'Truthers' must be branded and discredited if government corruption and corporate fraud is to flourish unabated. This said, prepare for an intensified Smear-and-Fear Campaign. Any group or individual who vocally questions the official story of 9-11 or who exercises the right to demand Government accountability will be labeled 'Anti-American and Anti-Patriotic.'"
Will we allow that? Will we stand up for the truth or will we quietly submit to the lies?