Thursday, October 26, 2006

Open-Minded but Also Skeptical

From Oregon Mail Tribune
October 24th article:
'Ken Becker is a bright, educated and progressive fellow who normally scoffs at conspiracy theories.

But the Talent resident isn't scoffing at those who believe the truth has yet to be told about the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C.

Becker, 52, is the founder of "9/11 Truth Now," an independent grassroots group demanding an independent criminal investigation into 9/11.

"I'm open-minded but I'm also skeptical — I'm not a conspiracy theorist," said the married father of two. "I have a family. I have my own business. I'm an Eagle Scout.

"But 9/11 raised so many questions that have never been answered by our government," he added. "I don't know what happened. But I do know we need to find out."

The group is sponsoring the Oregon premiere of "9/11: The Myth and The Reality," a documentary film that will be shown Saturday evening in the performing arts center at Crater High School in Central Point.'

'"It felt early on that we were putting our lives on the line for even taking about it," he added. "These questions are now accepted by an increasing number of people. We're a long ways from total acceptance. But people are having their doubts now (about the official explanation)."

Becker said the local group has about a dozen people in its core with roughly 150 on its e-mail list. He said those who question the official 9/11 explanation can no longer be written off as so many conspiracy kooks.

"Only 16 percent of Americans think the Bush administration is telling the truth about 9/11," Becker said, citing a recent New York Times-CBS poll. "That's huge."

There is also a growing disenchantment with mainstream media's exploration of the issues, he said,

"I've always thought we live in a democracy and that news is news," he said, noting he no longer feels that way.

"There is a whole lot of information our press doesn't cover," he added. "So we are becoming our own media. For-profit journalism has come at the expense of truth."'

You can watch Dr David Ray Griffin's "9/11: The Myth and the Reality" on Google Video.

To read a transcript or download an mp3: click here.

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Blogger Ysabel de la Rosa said...

On the 5-year anniversary of 9/11, the Spanish-language network Univision aired an interview with a Hispanic gentleman who was working in the basement of the WTC in the early morning before the planes struck the towers. He heard an explosion before the planes struck. A coworker was "thrown" by the shock-wave and suffered burns and cuts. Both men believe that a bomb went off in the building prior to the planes' crashing through. They believe that this contributed to the buildings' collapse. There may be more info on this still at

5:54 AM  
Blogger deCinabre said...

I can't find it, Ysabel.

I think it might be William Rodriguez who worked as a janitor in the North Tower and heard explosions.

He is shown on Loose Change at 43:13.

Earlier this year there were reports of Rodriguez visiting Venezuela with Jimmy Walter (who offers $1million to anyone who proves explosives didn't break apart the WTC steel), and of Chavez organising an international investigation into 9/11.

I haven't seen anything about it since, though.

10:20 AM  

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