A 9/11 Re-Investigation and the Power of Consensus Statements


An Open Letter to Senator Bob Graham, Michael Moore, and Amy Goodman

by David Griffin
October 5, 2011
Foreign Policy Journal

Dear Sen. Graham, Michael Moore, and Amy Goodman:

Regarding your discussions on Democracy Now, September 15th and September 29th, including “Michael Moore Backs Call to Re-Open Investigation of 9/11 Attacks,” — the “best evidence” formulated by the new 9/11 Consensus Panel may be helpful in your quest.

The work of this distinguished expert Panel was first announced in a North America-wide press release on September 9, 2011.

Brief summary of the Panel’s function and importance:

The mainstream media has claimed for a decade that it is not in a position to evaluate the technical evidence being presented by the 9/11 Truth Movement against the official narrative of the events of September 11, 2001.

Many in the media perceive a problem in challenging government explanations that they feel are over their heads.

A parallel problem existed in the field of medicine for many years, during which there were contradictory, unranked approaches to medical treatments.

This problem was greatly reduced by the introduction of “evidence-based” medicine.

Using widely accepted verification tools such as the Delphi Method, medicine has now developed hundreds of standard Consensus Statements to guide physicians in diagnosis and treatment.

Similarly, 22 expert members of the new 9/11 Consensus Panel have recently developed 13 Consensus Points of “best evidence” opposing the official account of 9/11.

The respondents, who remained blind to one another throughout the process, provided three rounds of review and feedback that was refined into 13 Points of “best evidence”.

This scientific process has yielded an unprecedented degree of credibility for specific points of evidence opposing the official account of the events of September 11, 2001.

These Points, developed by a multi-disciplinary team of professionals, offer the media the confidence it needs to promote serious discussion about this world-changing event and its continuing fallout. The Points, their methodology, and information on the Panel are available at consensus911.org.

Yours sincerely,

Dr. David Ray Griffin, author, Co-founder, 9/11 Consensus Panel

William Veale, attorney, Panel Co-founder

Elizabeth Woodworth, medical librarian, Panel Co-founder

On behalf of:

Dr. Robert Bowman, former Director of “Star Wars”

Mr. David Chandler, physicist and mathematician

Giulietto Chiesa, Italian journalist and former member of the European Parliament

Dwain Deets, former engineering director at NASA

Tod Fletcher, M.A., professor of history

Lt. Col. David Gapp, U.S. Air Force aircraft accident investigator

Dr. Niels Harrit, Associate Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, Univ. of Copenhagen

Dr. Steven E. Jones, Professor Emeritus of Physics, Brigham Young Univ.

Commander Ralph Kolstad, 20 years US Navy fighter pilot

Lt. Col. Shelton F. Lankford, 20 years US Marine Corps pilot

Dr. Graeme MacQueen, Prof. Emeritus, McMaster University, Canada

Massimo Mazzucco, award-winning filmmaker, screenwriter, and journalist

Dennis P. McMahon, attorney, member of NY and Mass. Bars

Rowland Morgan, Univ. of Cambridge (Hon.), journalist, author

Frances Shure, licensed professional counselor

Lou Stolzenberg, retired physical therapist

Daniel Sunjata, American actor in film, television and theater

Dr. Matthew Witt, Associate Professor of Public Administration

Dr. Jonathan B. Weisbuch (M.D.,M.P.H.), former Chief Health Officer

Dr. Paul Zarembka, Professor of Economics, SUNY at Buffalo

Barrie Zwicker, Canadian journalist and author

Contact: consensus911 [at) gmail dot com

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Dr. David Ray Griffin

David Ray Griffin is Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Theology, Emeritus, at the Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University (1973-2004) and codirector of the Center for Process Studies.

He edited the SUNY Series in Constructive Postmodern Thought (1987-2004), which published 31 volumes. He has written extensively on the topic of the 9/11 attacks. He has written more than 30 books, edited 13 books, and authored 250 articles and chapters.

His latest book released July 25, 2019, The Christian Gospel for Americans: A Systematic Theology is available at Amazon.