12 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on October 5, 2008
With Canadian troops committed for years to combat in an unwinnable war in Afghanistan , based on a disruption that did not occur in our own country, and defending no known Canadian interests in central Asia, the leading advocate of a new inquiry into the 9/11 events now publishes further damning evidence of a false-flag deception by the Canada/U.S. military-industrial complex.
David Ray Griffin applies his lucidity, his logic and his reasoning to meticulously assembled evidence. The result is another compelling narrative that turns the official, corporate-media conspiracy theory inside out, revealing it to be a web of systematic deception by the hubristic military-industrial complex and its political delegates, the unelected Bush gang.
Grffin began his denunciation in 2004, more than two years after the events, but his ensuing campaign has borne out Kipling's lines: "If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too. If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same . . . Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it."
Griffin's inexorable logic has won over thousands of the intelligensia, until such a large segment of the U.S. thinking population is sceptical, without any representation on campuses, in government or the media, that the U.S.A. seems to be locked in cognitive dysfunction, with Congress and the military-industrial complex simply ignoring public opinion and riding roughshod over the populace.
The October 2008 so-called bailout of the U.S. finance industry, almost unanimously opposed by the American public, costing nearly a trillion dollars for one Congressional bill alone, has served to further smother two salient facts about 9/11: big bets were laid by financiers before the events in order to make a profit (although they were never collected, or investigated); and the Pentagon could not account for $2.3 trillion dollars of expenditure (as admitted publicly by Defense Secretary Rumsfeld on Sept 10th, 2001).
Griffin points out that the main target of the Pentagon bombs (and possible aircraft impact) on 9/11 were the Pentagon's accounting computers, which were destroyed along with their records.
He also notes that the demolition of Building Seven at the World Trade Center (at 5:20 PM EST) destroyed the records of the Stock Exchange Commission and Salamon Brothers bank --- along with other high-powered offices including the U.S. Secret Service, the C.I.A., and the New York emergency bunker. The Stock Exchange Commission at the time is believed to have held much of the documentation around Enron, the business corruption case that came dangerously close to the affairs of George W. Bush, who was closely associated with the company when he was governor of Texas. So close, that the boss of Enron paid for W's Presidential election party.
Those who are just awakening to the unbearable truth about 9/11 as a result of the fantastic corruption exposed in 2008, or as a result of the exposure of the Bush administration's deception over the pretext for an invasion of Iraq, should read this book now.
Those who already have The New Pearl Harbor on their bookshelf should buy this update to find further new and convincing evidence of the urgent need for a new independent inquiry to replace the Kean/Zelikow White House cover-up published in 2004.
What's needed next is an urgent investigation of the role of Canadian NORAD in the 9/11 deception, if any, and of the implication of those Canadian members of the continental military-industrial complex who have profited hugely from the resulting massive augmentation of the largely secret Canadian military budget and the military adventure in Afghanistan.
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on November 28, 2009
"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting." -- Buddha
At some point the body politic of the Western world will realize that both oil and war over oil are not only unnecessary, but are absolutely detrimental to our continued survival as a species.
This realization will grow in direct proportion to the number of people who come to understand the truth which underlies the current occupations of Afghanistan and Iraq.
This truth, in turn, will only be accepted through a definitive, irrefutable analysis of the evidence underlying the events of September 11, 2001, which triggered the war on terror and the resulting invasions of the oil-rich Middle East.
The definitive analysis is now at hand. Incorporating seven years of carefully assembled information, Dr. David Ray Griffin's "The New Pearl Harbor Revisited" (NPHR) provides the first encyclopedic guide to the evidence surrounding the September 11th attacks.
Its format is a chapter-by-chapter updating of his 2004 "The New Pearl Harbor" (NPH), generally regarded as the most thorough and objective introduction to 9/11. The new book, however, blends the major developments reported in Griffin's five intervening books with recent technical objections to the official story contributed by a host of new researchers, including architects, engineers, pilots, and military officials.
NPHR already bears the attributes of a classic work:
1. Attention to Detail: The extraordinary image of Muslim-hijacked airliners hurtling into iconic US targets has been indelibly imprinted upon the public mind---yet it breaks down when confronted by this vast array of carefully researched and scrutinized details. Griffin has amassed hundreds of eyewitness statements and official reports which directly challenge our interpretation of the attacks, and the collective illusion they have spawned.
Griffin charts a course through the miraculously appearing hijacker passports and red bandanas; the spliced undated airport security videos; the hopelessly inept Muslim pilots performing ace flying maneuvers; the advance warnings of air attacks using hijacked planes; the molten steel running under the towers for weeks after the attacks; the inexplicable behaviors of Bush, Cheney, and Rumsfeld on the morning of 9/11; the failure of FAA and NORAD to intercept the flights; the failure of all eight pilots to squawk the hijack code; and the massive explosions in the lobbies and sub-basements of the towers before their collapses---to name but a few.
It all points to internal complicity, manufactured evidence, and a planned cover-up of something far more ominous than a group of devout young Muslim fanatics, who according to press reports, frequented bars and prostitutes.
For those who believe that such conspiracies cannot be pulled off without detection, Griffin provides ample evidence of false flag operations which have occurred throughout history.
2. Documentation: It is not generally understood that what is documented and known about 9/11 has grown enormously over the past four years. As a librarian I am truly staggered by the amount of new information which has come to light through such sources as the oral histories of the Fire Department of New York; the prosecution files from the Moussaoui trial; the emergence of early video footage mounted from home collections on Youtube and Google Video; the release of government files and reports through FOIA requests; the archiving of early newspaper interviews on dozens of websites displaying out-of-print press articles; the various and conflicting flight manifests which have surfaced from the four flights; the seismic reports which reflect the time and intensity of the crashes; the press revelations showing torture was used by the CIA to extract evidence from al Qaeda operatives; and new historical accounts such as New York Times reporter Philip Shenon's 2008 "The Commission: The Uncensored History of the 9/11 Investigation."
Meanwhile, the government and media have consistently sought to dispel this body of emerging "conspiracy" evidence. Griffin devotes two full chapters to White House interference and manipulation of the 9/11 Commission, and the resulting lies and deficiencies in its 2004 Report. Widespread criticism of the Report (most prominent of which was Griffin's book "The 9/11 Commission Report: Omissions and Distortions") led to tweaking of the official account through inconclusive federal documents from NIST, semi-official articles in the popular press (Popular Mechanics and Vanity Fair), and TV dramatizations.
With unfailing vigilance, Professor Griffin, in both NPHR and his earlier books, has methodically kept pace with the subtly shifting sands of the official story, always maintaining the upper hand through his unique blend of knowledge, logic, and accountability.
3. Comprehensiveness: When NPH was written in 2003-04, the 9/11 Commission Report had not yet been published, and there was only a handful of serious researchers looking into 9/11. Now, hundreds of architects, engineers, pilots, retired FBI, CIA, military and government officials are providing expert testimony regarding unexplained phenomena such as the pulverized concrete dust from the "gravitational" building collapses, the E-4B mystery plane flying above the White House while the Pentagon was hit, Project Able Danger, the performance of cell phones at high altitude, and a host of other technical issues which challenge the official account.
Public knowledge of this expert online information was demonstrated in 2006, when two authoritative opinion polls revealed that about 40% of the American people doubt the official story about 9/11. In the minds of nearly half the US population, therefore, 9/11 and the war on terror (which prompted the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq and the deaths of 1.2 million Iraqis and even more Afghanis) are fundamentally suspect events.
That the nation and the world are living in superficial denial of this extraordinary common knowledge is intolerable to Griffin, who has spent five years writing seven books to bring this truth into open view for all to see.
4. Relevance: Griffin has said elsewhere that our failure to address the truly calamitous problem of climate change has been due to a significant degree to our preoccupation with the so-called war on terror, which, in a closed loop, is being waged to increase access to oil.
It is thus essential that we all understand at once, at a collective level, that the quest for Middle East oil has driven a rogue element within the United States power structure to the false flag attacks of 9/11.
And this seminal book offers proof beyond doubt. It is as clear as a mountain stream.
Such clarity is enormously powerful because it unifies human understanding as a basis for action. This is the exposé that can tip the scales of public demand towards the truth and accountability the world so desperately needs.
Reviewer's Note: With this book, Dr. Griffin has made a huge contribution to our knowledge base on a matter of crucial importance. It is up to others to get it into circulation. Here's how: Ask for it in bookstores. Write reviews. Add it to reading lists. Discuss it in book clubs. Give copies to professors. Phone reporters about it. Talk about it at coffee. Explain its relation to climate change. Give it to friends. Join your local 9/11 group, where you will find superlative people.