From Publishers Weekly
A philosopher at the Claremont School of Theology, Griffin scrutinizes the time line and physical evidence of September 11 for unresolved inconsistencies. Griffin draws heavily on three similarly skeptical examinations, by Nafeez Ahmed, Paul Thompson and Thierry Meyssan, whose The Big Lie
was a bestseller in France, and which the New Republic
has called "thinâ"and thinly argued." Based on these sources, Griffin maintains that a full investigation of the events of that tragic day is necessary to answer such questions as whether American Airlines Flight 77 did crash into the Pentagon (though many will find it impossible to doubt this) and how United Airlines Flight 93 was downed. He claims that if standard procedures for scrambling fighter jets had been followed, the hijacked planes should have been intercepted in time, and that structurally, the collapse of the World Trade Center towers most likely was caused by explosives placed throughout the towers, not from the plane crashes. He strongly implies that the Bush administration had foreknowledge of the attack and sought to conceal what Griffin suggests was the Pakistani intelligence agency's involvement in the planning for the attacks. His analysis is undergirded by the theory that a significant external threat, on the scale of Pearl Harbor, was very much in the interest of the Bush administration, which he believes is intent on self-interested aggressive foreign policies. Even many Bush opponents will find these charges ridiculous, though conspiracy theorists may be haunted by the suspicion that we know less than we think we do about that fateful day.
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"...a must-read for all who want to get past the conspiracy of silence and mystification that surrounds these events." -- John B. Cobb, Jr., Professor of Theology, Emeritus Claremont School of Theology and Claremont Graduate University
"Griffin's book goes a long way in answering...What did the President know, and when did he know it?" -- Wayne Madsen, Author, journalist, syndicated columnist
"It will be painful...to turn the pages of this thoughtful and meticulously researched book. But turn we must." -- Colleen Kelly, sister of Bill Kelly Jr., who was killed in the World Trade Center on 9/11, and co-founder of September 11th Families for Peaceful Tomorrows
"Sensitive to the "conspiracy theory" mind-stop that has disconnected...Americans from the facts of this...event. [A] courageously impeccable work." -- John McMurtry PhD Professor of Philosophy, University of Guelph
"This book gives us a foundation to discover the truth, one that we may not wish to hear." -- Gerry Spence
"This is a very important book... A must-read for anyone concerned about American foreign policy under the present administration." -- Rosemary Radford Ruether, Carpenter Professor of Feminist Theology, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA
"This is an important, extraordinarily well-reasoned and provocative book that should be widely read." -- Marcus Raskin Co-founder, Institute for Policy Studies, Washington, DC
"[A] superbly written analysis of the various criticisms of the official story made by many independent researchers." -- Jack Ceder
"[A]n extraordinary book... It is rare, indeed, that a book has this potential to become a force of history." -- from the Foreword by Richard Falk, human rights lawyer and professor emeritus, Princeton University
"[This] book presents an incontrovertible argument of the need for a genuinely full and independent investigation of that infamous day." --Douglas Sturm, Presidential Professor of Religion and Political Science, Emeritus Bucknell University