Official version of 9/11 challenged

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Is there something more to 9/11 than the official version?

Did the Bush administration have anything to do with the attacks on the World Trade Center?

That‘s one of the theories Canadian author and left wing peace and environmental activist Barrie Zwicker will discuss during a lecture at Lakehead University on Sept. 7.

Zwicker is mostly known for his documentary work which has dealt primarily with 9/11 conspiracy theories that are based on evidence.

“According to the inside job theory, it was a military operation called the False Flag Operation where the attacks were self-inflicted by the Bush regime and blamed on a external enemy,” Zwicker said from Toronto.

The move would give President George Bush a reason to send American soldiers to Afghanistan.

Zwicker, a former instructor at the former Ryerson polytechnical institute (now Ryerson University) will put forward two other theories beside the official one that 19 crazed Muslims flew two airliners into New York City‘s Twin Towers and crashed other planes into the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania.

One theory is that incompetence or ignored warnings allowed the perpetrators to succeed at various levels.

The other theory is that the Central Intelligence Agency, Pentagon and others had a lot of advance knowledge that there would be attacks on the United States, and deliberately allowed them to happen.

“They could have stopped it,” Zwicker said.

Thunder Bay psychiatrist Dr. Frank Denson invited Zwicker to come here because Denson, like Zwicker, is interested in the peace movement and truth in the media.

“If you look at his theories and dissect them, what he‘s attempting to do is create his theories based on factual evidence,‘‘ Denson said. “I don‘t think they‘re theories out of nowhere.

“So when you become well read on the topic, you find out what he says has grains of truth.

“Therefore in the interests of getting the public informed about the issues, I thought it‘s a good idea to get this fellow to come to town because he can open up a topic and he seems like a reasonable legitimate guy,” Denson said.

He said Zwicker‘s theories are different from those expressed in the mainstream press.

“His talk will likely expound on his theories and why he thinks they should be something that people will consider,” Denson said.

Zwicker‘s lecture will take place at Lakehead‘s Advanced Technology and Academic Centre. The time has yet to be announced.