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Old 2nd May 2007, 12:14 PM   #110
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Version umm.. 4. Updated entries on Rick Siegel, added Lauro Chavez, Killtown and Paul Thomson.

Any input would be great.

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Who's who in the 911-truth movement?



Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed, British author of The War on Freedom: How & Why America was Attacked, September 11, 2001, an early "inside job" book that would greatly influence others including David Ray Griffin. Expanded his material with The War on Truth: 9/11, Disinformation and the Anatomy of Terrorism and added a British dimension with The London Bombings: An Independent Inquiry. Writes on a blog called The Cutting Edge.


Dylan Avery, Author of the Loose Change-video, which basically questions the different reports made about the 911 attacks. The project apparently started out as a work of fiction, but later Avery changed that to calling it a documentary. Is currently finishing the third version, called "Loose Change Final Cut". Has his own forum.

Loose Change is refuted here.


Robert Balsamo, AKA JDXPilots for 911 truth. Apparently a pilot who's online activity is centered around the analysis of the FDR, or ”black box”, of flight AA77 found at the Pentagon, where he claims its data disputes the official path. Author of the video ”Pandoras Black Box”. Has his own forum.

The FDR is explained here.


Kevin Barrett: University lecturer and a member of Scholars for 9/11 Truth. Lectures about Islam.


Jason Bermas, researcher for the ”Loose Change” video – see Dylan Avery

Loose Change is refuted here.


Andreas von Bülow, german lawyer, writer and ex SPD politician. Wrote The CIA and September 11, in which he claims 911 was an inside job. Member of Scholars for 911 truth. Apparently he claims that WTC7 was the staging post for the entire attack and his theory is that the planes were remote controlled to fly into the Twin Towers, after which WTC7 was imploded to cover up the evidence.


Lauro Chavez - Alleged whistleblower. Claimed to have served in CENTCOM, where he was one of many in the organization who quickly realized that 9/11 could not have been perpetrated by hijacked planes. Was declared a fraud when his DD-214 form, posted to the Internet by Alex Jones as proof of Chavez's validity, contained several obvious instances of tampering.

Lauro Chavez is discussed here.


James "Jim" Fetzer , a Ph.D in philosopy, heads the "Scholars for 9/11 truth". Has had a recent breakup with Steven E Jones, who left and formed his own site. The breakup centered around Fetzers and Jones different opinions regarding certain 911-theories, eg the "Starwars"-theory of Judy Wood, the "no planes"-theory and the alleged use of small thermonuclear devices at the Twin Towers. He also has his own personal site.


David Ray Griffin, a retired professor of theology and philosphy, author of ”The New Pearl Harbor: Disturbing Questions About the Bush Administration and 9-11 ” and The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions. Has his own non-911 related homepage.


Nico Haupt, AKA Killtown, (his own bio can be found here and blog here). Focuses mainly on Flight 93/Shanksville, were he takes the stance that no plane actually crashed there. He also claims that the photo, "End of Serenity", taken by Valencia McClatchey is a fake.


Gerard Holmgren, an Australian 9/11 researcher who had a significant influence on early "inside job" thinking. His support for more extreme views (the Naudet video was staged, the South tower impact videos are faked) have lead to Holmgren being eclipsed by others in recent years, though, and now he's best known for attacking everyone else (Steven Jones, Alex Jones, Jim Hoffman, more).


Eric Hufschmid, author of the ”Painful Deceptions”-video. Also active in Holocaust Revisionism.

There is a brief discussion about the links between Holocaust denial and 911-truthers here, and here.


Jim Hoffman, a software engineer, author of ”WTC 9/11 Demolition Analysis. Homepages include 911 review, 9-11 Research and WTC7.net.


Daniel Hopsicker, a journalist who suggests the Florida-based pilots were involved in drug-smuggling operations and that there was high-level Government knowledge. Also notable for claiming that Mohamed Atta used cocaine, drank, partied with strippers and more. Hopsicker supports this with interviews from Amanda Keller, someone he says was Atta's Florida girlfriend (although that's sometimes questioned, or even ridiculed, and she now denies it). Hopsicker gave his account in the book Welcome to Terrorland, and publishes more stories on his own site, The Mad Cow Morning News. He's criticised by some 9/11 researchers, though, for avoiding theories like controlled demolition.


Phil Jayhan, suggested along with Deborah Simon that photos of the plane that hit the South Tower showed it had a "pod" on the underside, that may have fired a missile at the tower immediately before impact. Also gave Dylan Avery some money in April 2005 to help with pressing DVDs of the first edition of Loose Change, although the two have since fallen out and are now feuding.


Alex Jones, talkshow host and head of Prisonplanet and Inforwars.com and Infowars.net. Has his own Myspace-area.


Steven E. Jones, retired Ph.D in physics who after a dispute with James Fetzer left co-founded Scholars for 911 Truth, to form his own, called "Scholars for 9/11 Truth and Justice". Steven Jones is the authour of the ”Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Collapse?”-paper, where he argues that thermite were used to bring down the Twin Towers. After publishing his paper on his homepage at Brigham Young University, his employeer put him on paid leave to review his 911-work. During this period however Jones and the University agreed on him going into early retirement.


Merc AKA Aldo Marquis, together with Lyte Trip co-founder of ”Citizen Investigation Team” and author of The Pentacon - a video that claims to show that the AA77 flight flew on a different path towards the Pentagon. Uses the forum of Pilots for 911 truth.

The Pentacon is discussed here, here and there is a brief, but to the point, debunk here.


Thierry Meyssan, french author and journalist who published 911 The Big Lie.


Mike Ruppert, former LAPD detective who runs the web site From the Wilderness, "a newsletter and website dedicated to investigating political cover-ups". His web articles and book Crossing the Rubicon popularised the idea that NORAD war games were key to the 9/11 "inside job", that "fake blips" inserted onto radar screens may have confused the FAA, that Dick Cheney was in charge of NORAD on 9/11, and more. Left the US in July 2006 complaining of harrassment, but still writes online at a Peak Oil Blog.


William Rodriguez, WTC janitor during the 9/11 attacks. Has made statements about explosions in the WTC basement. Filed a civil RICO lawsuit with two other people, directed against the government claiming a conspiracy on it's part. Tours lecturing about his WTC experiences and holds public speeches contradicting the 9/11 commission's account. Makes appearances with the truth movement crowd.


Korey Rowe, producer of the ”Loose Change” - video – see Dylan Avery

Loose Change is refuted here.


Kevin R. Ryan, an lab director at Environmental Health Laboratories Inc. wrote an open letter to NIST questioning their report. He claimed that his alleged employer Underwriter Laboratories had tested and certified the steel in the Twin Towers. The open letter which was published at Septembereleventh.org led to mr Ryans subsequent termination at EHL. The reason given was that he had expressed his own opinions as though they were the institutional opinions of Underwriter Laboratories. I believe that Ryan is the source for the "No way WTC Steel Could Melt At 2000 F" -claim that later gave path for "Only CD could account for molten steel at WTC".


Richard Siegel, recorded the raw footage of 9-11 Eyewitness. Although this is listed as the work of Siegel, he himself claims its not. Here he give his own account. Apparently he has had a fallout with other parts of the truther-community and seem to consider it a fraud. He has called out for all truther-leaders to take a lie detector test, to weed out all infiltrators. Has his own blog. 9-11 Eyewitness has its own forums.

Sofia”, AKA Sofia Shafquat, author of the ”911 Mysteries”-video. She created and narrated the film 9-11 Mysteries Part 1: Demolitions with Brad Waddell. The film was based on a play that she and Brad performed in Los Angeles. Brad appears briefly at the beginning of the movie and Sofia appears briefly at the end. The film is controversial because it credits Eric Hufschmid, a Holocaust Denier, as introducing "Brad" to 9-11 Denial. In addition, Rick Siegel, maker of 9-11 Eyewitness, has threatened legal action against Sofia for using his footage in what he says is disinformation.
Her website is here. She is also the writer of a novel called The Shadow Man which is described as "Thelma and Louise without the gunfire.".

9/11 Mysteries is refuted here.


Webster G. Tarpley: Author and historian. Author of 9/11 Synthetic Terror. Has a site Tarpley.net.


Paul Thompson, author and coordinator of Cooperative Research and their 911-timeline. Lives in New Zeeland where he works fulltime on that site. Not an open truther per se, a few non-ct sites use his site as source, however some argue that he should be considered such. Furthermore he does actually admit to believing that "to me there's no way the official story could hold true.".


Lyte Trip, AKA Craig Ranke, together with Merc co-founder of ”Citizen Investigation Team” and author of The Pentacon - a video that claims to show that the AA77 flight flew on a different path towards the Pentagon. Uses the forum of Pilots for 911 truth.

The Pentacon is discussed here, here and there is a brief, but to the point, debunk here.


Paul Joseph Watson and Steve Watson. Paul and Steve write most of the articles at Prisonplanet and Infowars. They also have another website, Jones Report and Paul has a site, Propaganda Matrix. See Alex Jones.


Judy D. Wood, a former professor of mechanical engineering. She's the main proponent of the ”Star Wars Directed-Energy Weapons (DEW)” - theory, that claims that secret Star Wars beam weapons took down the Twin Towers.

Dr Woods was questioned, by a truther no less, at the National Press club in Washington. It was filmed and posted here.


Barrie Zwicker, Canadian journalist who was one of the first to raise questions about the response of Bush and NORAD on 9/11. He has produced documentaries on the topic, including The Great Deception and The Great Conspiracy: The 9/11 News Special You Never Saw, which may have influenced UK MP Michael Meacher into speaking out about on 9/11 issues. 2006 saw the release of Zwicker's book Towers of Deception: The Media Cover-up of 9/11, but this was generally a compendium of other researchers work and added little new in itself.
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