Student Scholars for 9|11 Truth Declare Independence
April 11th, 2006
Scholars, Bloggers, and Friends –
The recent split of the Scholars for 9/11 Truth has been a topic of controversy
within the movement. The spectacular culmination of this split was at the 9/11
Accountability Conference in Arizona where the founders of Scholars for 9/11
Truth and Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice addressed their differences
in a direct and candid fashion. We were left in a quandary, both groups of scholars
were telling us that they were right and the other was wrong. Considering both
scholarly groups are comprised of the individuals that we have trusted with
the heavy task of figuring out exactly what happened on that day, this made
us very uncomfortable.
Since then Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth has been inundated with emails from
members of the 9/11 Truth Movement, and members of BOTH Scholars groups. The “who’s side are you on?” mentality seems to be running rampant throughout the members of the original Scholars and STJ. It has been incredibly disheartening to watch the Scholars that we are looking to for answers become distracted from the fact that they are all seeking the same thing, the truth. With that said, Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth is on neither side. We acknowledge that the towers could not have possibly fallen from the impact of the planes and the ensuing fires alone, however the founders of our organization do not pretend to know what method was used to demolish the towers. While both organizations argue over what brought down the towers, conventional methods or unconventional methods, it is safe to say that we will not sit back and watch either one compromise our goals.
Our organization is about bringing students from around the world who seek the truth about 9/11 together, not favoring one particular group or idea. Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth’s goal is to spread activism, the stakes are too high, and the pressure too great for members of our organization to feel as though they are caught in a battle of wits between Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Scholars for 9/11 Truth & Justice. When we spoke with Dr. Fetzer about this issue he agreed that he did not want to see us caught in the crossfire and advocated the idea of Student Scholars becoming independent. Later, he sent this letter of support:
Please know that I am very enthusiastic about Student Scholars and the good work you are doing. It would be a shame if controversies over how these things were done should inhibit your ability to get the word out to fellow students and the American people about our proof that what the government has told us is not only false but,
In crucial respects, cannot possibly be true. We will continue to wrestle with these complex issues, while you pursue your efforts to broaden and deepen public interest and student involvement. I respect and applaud your declaration of independence, which is very appropriate for a student group that has rapidly reached your level of maturity and I look forward to supporting your continued success.
Scholars for 9/11 Truth”
Therefore, after much debate, we have decided to turn Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth into an independent organization with no official ties to either Scholars group. However, I would like to acknowledge that Student Scholars did, in fact, spawn from Scholars for 9/11 Truth and most likely would not exist without the help of Dr. Fetzer and others who helped us off the ground. We remain humbly grateful for all the help that we have received from Scholars for 9/11 Truth and wish both organizations the best of luck in their pursuit of the truth.
To the truth! –
Justin A. Martell – Founder – Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth
Michael Jackman – Co-Founder – Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth
Mark Peters – Webmaster – Student Scholars for 9/11 Truth