The 9/11 terrorist
attack on America which left almost 3,000 people dead was an "inside job",
according to a group of leading academics.
Around 75 top professors and leading scientists believe the attacks
were puppeteered by war mongers in the White House to justify the
invasion and the occupation of oil-rich Arab countries.
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The claims have caused outrage and anger in the US which marks
the fifth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Monday.
But leading scientists say the facts of their investigations cannot
be ignored and say they have evidence that points to one of the
biggest conspiracies ever perpetrated.
Professor Steven Jones, who lectures in physics at the Brigham
Young University in Utah, says the official version of events is
the biggest and most evil cover up in history.
He has joined the 9/11 Scholars for Truth whose membership includes
up to 75 leading scientists and experts from universities across
said: "We don't believe that 19 hijackers
and a few others in a cave in Afghanistan pulled this
off acting alone.
this official conspiracy theory and, by God, we're going to
get to the bottom of this."
In essays and journals, the scientists are giving credence to many
of the conspiracy theories that have circulated on the internet
in the past five years.
They believe a group of US neo-conservatives called the Project
for a New American Century, set on US world dominance, orchestrated
the 9/11 attacks as an excuse to hit Iraq, Afghanistan and later
The group says scientific evidence over the attacks on the World
Trade Centre and the Pentagon is conclusive proof.
Professor Jones said it was impossible for the twin towers to have
collapsed in the way they did from the collision of two aeroplanes.
He maintains jet fuel does not burn at temperatures high enough
to melt steel beams and claims horizontal puffs of smoke seen during
the collapse of the towers are indicative of controlled explosions
used to bring down the towers.
The group also maintains World Trade Centre 7 - a neighbouring
building which caught fire and collapsed later in the day - was
only partially damaged but had to be destroyed because it housed
a clandestine CIA station.
Fetzer, 65, a retired philosopher of science at the University
of Minnesota, said: "The evidence
is so overwhelming, but most Americans don't have
time to take a look at this."
The 9/11 Commission dismissed the numerous conspiracy theories
after its exhaustive investigation into the terror attacks.
Subsequent examinations of the towers' structure have sought to
prove they were significantly weakened by the impact which tore
off fire retardant materials and led the steel beams bending under
heat and then collapsing.
Christopher Pyle, professor of constitutional law at Mt Holyoake
College in Massachusetts, has dismissed the academic group.
He said: "To
plant bombs in three buildings with enough bomb materials and
wiring? It's too huge a project and would require far too many
people to keep it a secret afterwards.
major crisis, like the assassinations of JFK or Martin Luther
King, we've had conspiracy theorists who come up with plausible
scenarios for gullible people. It's a waste of time."
But University of Wisconsin assistant professor, Kevin Barrett,
said experts are unwilling to believe theories which don't fit
into their belief systems.
He said: "People
will disregard evidence it if causes their faith to be shattered.
I think we were all shocked. And then, when the voice of authority
told us what happened, we just believed it."
As the fifth anniversary approached, the 9/11 Scholars for Truth
is urging Congress to reopen the investigation claiming they have
amassed a wealth of scientific evidence to prove their version
of the terror attacks.