By Craig McKee
The largest web site in the world devoted to discussing truth behind the so-called terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 has been condemned for its unwarranted and destructive banning of contributors.
The site, 911Blogger.com – which has banned a long list of 9/11 Truthers from contributing to its site – was condemned in the form of a resolution passed by the 911 Truth Teleconference, a group of prominent 9/11 activists that holds a virtual meeting each month to discuss issues related to the Truth movement.
In particular, 911 Blogger has banned many activists who are sympathetic to the position of Citizen Investigation Team, which contends that no commercial airliner hit the Pentagon on Sept. 11. Blogger also permits persistent and vicious attacks against CIT and their supporters while denying those being attacked the opportunity to defend themselves.
It enthusiastically encourages support for the official government story of 9/11 as it pertains to the “attack” against the Pentagon. The idea that the evidence doesn’t support the notion that a 757 hit the building is ridiculed by many of the favoured contributors of 911 Blogger. I have addressed this issue in a number of posts (including: http://truthandshadows.wordpress.com/2011/02/06/the-assault-on-cit-who-is-really-undermining-911-truth/)
Here is the text of the resolution, passed at the 911 Truth Teleconference meeting of April, 27, 2011:
“911blogger.com has harmed the 9/11 truth movement by banning users who support Citizen Investigation Team (CIT), and allowing unsubstantiated personal attacks on CIT and their supporters, while aggressively promoting the unlikely account that the physical damage at the Pentagon was caused by the crash of a large aircraft.
“We condemn this behavior and urge the 911blogger moderators to reinstate users who were banned because of their support for CIT. We further urge the moderators to strive for fairness, transparency and objectivity. This will foster an environment in which truth can be discovered and propagated.”
The duo behind CIT, Craig Ranke and Aldo Marquis, have produced a number of documentary films that make a case that the large plane seen approaching the Pentagon by many onlookers flew to the north of the Citgo gas station, located across the street from the Pentagon. The official story requires a “south of Citgo” flight path to account for the five light poles that were allegedly felled that day. If the witnesses interviewed by CIT are correct about the “north of Citgo” path, then the light pole evidence has to have been staged.
This thesis has received support from some of the most prominent names in the 9/11 Truth movement, including David Ray Griffin (who has written numerous books alleging that 9/11 was an inside job) and Barrie Zwicker (author of Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-Up of 9/11 and the first journalist to suggest on national television anywhere that 9/11 was an inside job). I wrote about this in a recent post: http://truthandshadows.wordpress.com/2011/03/14/david-ray-griffin-barrie-zwicker-support-cit%E2%80%99s-%E2%80%98staged-evidence%E2%80%99-scenario/
While Griffin is not part of the 911 Teleconference (founded by Jonathan Mark of flybynews.com), Zwicker and a number of other important members of the Truth movement are. Here is the list of those who participated in the most recent Teleconference meeting, according to the meeting minutes (copied from 911discussion.com):
Susan Wolfe (www.nycfor911truth.com), Jeff Orling (NY activist, architect), Shelton Lankford (www.militaryofficersfor911truth.org), Ted and Nelisse Muga (San Diegans for 911 Truth – www.SD911truth.org) , Chris Pratt (filmmaker, www.DeceptionsUSA.com), Paul Zarembka (Professor, Buffalo University, Hidden History of 9-11), Barbara Honegger, Sheila Casey (Staff Reporter www.RockCreekFreePress.com), Barrie Zwicker (Author, Towers of Deception, Toronto International Citizens’ Inquiry), Robin Hordon (www.Pilotsfor911truth.org), Adam Sayed (www.911discussion.com), Adam Ruff (www.meetup.com/We-are-Change-inlandempire), Edwin Jewett, Ben Collet, Les Jamieson, Jonathan Mark (www.FlybyNews.com), Ken Freeland (Houston 9/11 Truth – www.meetup.com/9-11-281, facilitating).
Casey contributed to an article some months ago in the Rock Creek Free Press that questioned whether 911 Blogger was working for or against the movement. This important article is responsible for getting the discussion into the open.
Adam Sayed, who is supportive of the CIT position on the Pentagon event, decided to fill what he saw as the void created by 911 Blogger’s disappointing direction by starting his own forum, 911discussion.com.
Having read dozens of vicious and factually challenged attacks on opponents of the 9/11 Pentagon official story, I can’t help but be encouraged by the move made by the Teleconference group. This resolution tells the truth, and it’s the first time since I started writing this blog that I can imagine “911 Blogger” and “good news” finding their way into the same sentence.