16 July 2009 email from the UK from reinvestigate911.org
In a breakthrough for campaigners, a meeting has been held in the new
Parliamentary extension Portcullis House at which speakers challenged
the official story of the 9/11 attacks. This was the first time since
the attacks nearly eight years ago that MPs and Peers heard - on
their own premises - the widespread view outside it: that 9/11 might
have been an inside job.
A follow up meeting is pencilled in for November 2. Reinvestigate 911
is calling for members of the public to alert their MPs to this and
ask them to attend.
A previous meeting was abandoned after the MP who had booked the room
cancelled at short notice, after apparently being pressured. One UK
based intelligence expert and 9/11 sceptic who frequently addresses
academic audiences described the meeting as a breakthrough.
Only a few MPs and Peers attended the meeting in person, but others
sent assistants, gave support for future meetings or asked for a
report of the meeting. This includes well known and senior figures,
but to protect politicians from the predictable attacks and smears
from those who support the official 9/11 story, organisers are not
releasing names at this stage.
November 2 is pencilled in for a follow up meeting, with foreign
politicians and experts expected to attend. In the runup to that
meeting Reinvestigate 911 will be exploring with sympathetic MPs and
Peers various plans for raising Parliamentary and media interest in
discovering the full story behind the 9/11 attacks.
The meeting on Monday July 6 was addressed by Ian Neal and Ian
Henshall, co-ordinators of Reinvestigate 911, and Neils Harrit an
associate Chemisry professor from the University of Copenhagen. Ian
Neal said that 9/11 was more relevant than ever as the war in
Afghanistan grinds on, governments continue to demand more
surveillance powers, and torture by the CIA and its allies continues
to go unpunished. All these abuses are, politicians argue, justified
by the 9/11 attacks.
Ian Henshall said that Reinvestigate 911 is calling for a genuinely
independent investigation and does not speculate as to what the full
9/11 story may turn out to be. He listed a large number of failings
and omissions by the official 9/11 Commission many of which have led
to alternative theories. Because the evidence field for the 9/11
attacks is so broad, he was confident the case could be solved fairly
quickly by a body with the right powers. As an example he cited the
body proposed by the current New York referendum initiative.
Neils Harrit said that he had published around 60 chemistry papers in
top journals over the last 40 years. When he saw video of WTC
building 7 collapsing in a few seconds symmetrically into its own
footprint, he became suspicious and set out to examine the dust for
signs of a controlled demolition. After months of intense peer review
he and seven other researchers have published their findings: tiny
iron spheres and other microscopic particles which, pending an
alternative explanation, point strongly to advanced thermite based
materials and temperatures far in excess of any office of kerosene based fire.