Sunday, October 21, 2012

Two new articles at the Journal of 9/11 Studies‏‏

Professor Graeme MacQueen and I are pleased to announce two new, peer reviewed articles that have been published at the Journal of 9/11 Studies.

The first is from German journalist Paul Schreyer and is titled Anomalies of the air defense on 9/11.  This paper identifies six major, simultaneous anomalies that occurred on September 11, 2001 with regard to the national air defenses.  Here is an excerpt:

"The official explanation for the detour is that air traffic controllers at Langley had sort of a standard flight plan, sending all jets generally to the east and that this standardized eastern heading somehow replaced the original NORAD scramble order. But this seems to be a dubious claim. Because how could that have happened? The pilots knew the original scramble order. They knew which direction NEADS wanted them to fly. And then they somehow forgot? But, same as with the Otis scramble, there seems only little chance to dig deeper because 'Giant Killer', the responsible control facility, deleted all its tapes from the communication on 9/11."

The second article is from licensed structural engineer Ronald H. Brookman and is titled A Discussion of "Analysis of Structural Response of WTC 7 to Fire and Sequential Failures Leading to Collapse."  This paper discusses a recent article published in the Journal of Structural Engineering, authored by a team including several of the primary NIST WTC report authors.  Brookman's discussion reviews how the NIST authors continue to ignore facts related to the construction of WTC 7 in their computer models, and how the basic information needed to verify those computer models remains unavailable to independent researchers.  Here is an excerpt:  

"The destruction of WTC 7 on September 11, 2001 and the final NCSTAR reports issued in 2008 raise many questions in addition to those outlined here, but one thing is certain: Thousands of hours of computer simulation are no substitute for a forensic investigation based on published national standards and well-established principles of scientific inquiry."

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Abu Zubaydah Poses a Real Threat to al Qaeda

We're working hard at the Journal of 9/11 Studies to share new articles in the near future. In the meantime, I continue to post articles at my blog. Here is the latest.
 
"Abu Zubaydah, a man once called al-Qaeda's 'chief of operations' appears to be at the center of an unraveling of the official myth behind al Qaeda."
http://digwithin.net/2012/10/15/zubaydah/
 
I've received some good feedback on my last two blog articles.
 
Author Joseph Trento had this to say about "The USS Cole: Twelve years later, no justice or understanding":
http://digwithin.net/2012/10/07/the-uss-cole/
"Kevin has done an important service with this article. Arms dealer Sarkis Soghanalian told me the explosives used in the attack had the same blast pattern as an anti-ship missile. He stated flatly that Iran was producing such missiles in huge numbers at the time of the attack."
 
Professor Peter Dale Scott called this one "brilliant" (I read that a few times) and it was picked up by a leading international organization of building professionals.
http://digwithin.net/2012/09/07/are-tall-buildings-safer/
http://www.ctbuh.org/News/GlobalTallNews/tabid/468/EntryId/4500/Are-Tall-Buildings-Safer-After-NIST-WTC-Report.aspx
 
I hope you're all doing well.  Kevin