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Monday, February 13, 2006

Citizen Media Investigative Reporting Say: It's Not A Theory If You Can Prove It - 9-11: Reopen The Case

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Independent citizens, including professionals, filmmakers, government workers and even former US military officials are among the brave new small investigative citizen reporters who have been spending their time to research on their own, what really happened on the tragic September 11th 2001.

What they all want is a public re-opening of the investigation into the never-fully-explained causes of the September 11 terror attacks.

To make this possible while informing those with some interest in this, they have put together a free DVD that contains independent investigative reports and presentations from many different contributors.

Here is one clip from the free DVD ReOpen11, contributed by another grassroots investigative site - In Site Plane by David vonKleist

Yes, ReOpen911 gives away a completely free DVD entitled: "Confronting the Evidence: A Call to Reopen the September 11th Investigation". The DVD, of which have already been given away over 450,000 copies in ten different languages, is distributed absolutely free of charge to anyone who requests a copy.

The intention of ReOpen911 and of the many individuals behind it is to increase everyone's awareness to some new critical and available evidence relating to the tragic September 11th terror attack on the twin towers. Their goal is also one of giving birth to a grassroots movement dedicated to further investigation and research into the yet uncovered truths about the 9-11 tragedy.

And to show that his money is where his mouth is, as part of his September 11th Truth campaign, Jimmy Walter, a wealthy man behind ReOpen911 is offering one million dollars to anyone who can prove explosives were NOT used at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. For full details and contest rules, see:

Another online citizen media video promotion for the upcoming film documentary exposing more facts and info never shown by mainstream media about 911 Loose Change 911

Some information we never got

Did you know that the WTC disaster has had a tragic environmental impact on the area the former twin towers?

In the WTC collapse were in fact involved over 50,000 computer all containing between 4 and 12 pounds of lead, for an approximate total of 400,000 pounds of lead which went into the air on September 11 2001. Not only. The WTC towers contained over 200,000 pounds of Asbestos, a fibre that is easily inhaled or swallowed, and which causes a number of serious diseases including cancer. The WTC towers exploded in the air also over 10,000 fluorescent bulbs which contained Vanadium in enough quantity to contaminate 2500 blocks of a city like NY.

Check this video to learn more about it: states that it "welcomes true non-partisanship by embracing Republicans, true Liberals, Objectivists, Democrats, Socialists, and Greens".

The ReOpen911 organization was founded and underwritten by Jimmy Walter, who is also founder and president of Walden Three, has been the host and sponsor of "The New Pearl Harbour - Confronting The evidence: The September 11th Truth Tour" which during 2005 has gone around the US and Europe to showcase much of the information presented in the video DVD.

Spending millions of dollars of his personal funds, Jimmy Walter has now launched an advertising blitz, first in the world's most prominent newspapers and magazines, including full-page color ads in Business Week, Forbes, Newsweek, The New York Times, Washington Post, Readers Digest ,The New Yorker, The Observer, The Guardian, Monde, Telegraaf, de Volkskrant, Der Standard, and others, entitled: "Are We Safer Now?" and then by producing a set of short video trailers that promote his initiative and which are available on the ReOpen911 site for anyone to pick-up and re-use.

According to Mr. Walter, The 9/11 Commission's official published report contains outright lies and distortions and very troubling questions about the attacks remain unanswered. This is why he is insisting with his public awareness campaign and is offering a set of free video clips that promote the initiative to reopen this case to be aired and published by any television, videoblog or podcasting station out there.

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To date, has given away over 450,000 copies of "Confronting the Evidence: A Call to Reopen the 9/11 Investigation," the free DVD exposing critical evidence about the 9/11 attacks.

All of the video clips making up this free DVD are directly and immediately accessible on ReOpen911, which also provides the packaging materials to master and redistribute the full DVD by anyone equipped with a DVD-mastering unit and a color printer.

The site ReOpen911 is full of information, pictures, and links to specific stories and videos documenting how much truth and misinformation has been supposedly spread by US government and the media around this tragic event.

On the ReOpen911 site there are also investigative reports, essays and academic papers all directed at exposing information that never reached the media and consequently individual citizens. Though in many places on you may find too much information, overload of links calling for attention, missing images and other typical flaws of small independent publishing ventures like this, there is plenty of interesting material to read (including highly detailed and referenced documentation and investigative reporting from many qualified individuals. E.g.: Why Indeed Did the WTC Buildings Collapse? is a very interesting research paper prepared by Steven E. Jones of the Department of Physics and Astronomy of Brigham Young University).

And is not the only initiative working hard at trying to bring back some attention and interest around this tragic event.

Loose Change 911 is another interesting project fighting to bring to completion a fascinating documentary about the 911 issues that never received an exhaustive explanation. Directed by Dylan Avery, 22, this has the cards to be one of the hottest independent investigative documentaries to come out on this topic.

Here is one short video trailer promoting the upcoming Loose Change documentary:

Another online citizen media video promotion for an investigative report on DVD exposing more facts and info never shown by mainstream media about 911 Loose Change 911

More info:

September 11th investigative reporting videos.

Read Mr Walter's Open Letter on 9/11.

Watch his introduction to the free video DVD "Confronting the Evidence: A Call to Reopen the 911 Investigation."

Watch clip from Geraldo Rivera show (broadband only)

9/11 Truth - European tour videos (Windows Media and Quicktime)

If you think that the deaths of more than 2801 people in New York City (NYC) including 343 fireman and 75 police, the assault and aggravated battery against hundreds of thousands of the residents of and workers in NYC, the severe damage to the health of 250,000 to 400,000 from the pollution resulting from the attack, and the destruction of hundreds of millions of dollars of private property in NYC were likely NOT the result of an Arab or Muslim-directed terror conspiracy as reported by the US government and mainstream media, please support the 911Reopen efforts by signing this petition requesting a re-opening of this case for further investigation.

Reference: ReOpen 911 [ Read more ]
Readers' Comments    
2011-03-29 01:23:14


Dear Alex (moron) will you watch this videos.....

2006-02-17 20:15:05


Of course readers can and should verify and check the credibility of Popular Mechanics, as well as the conspiracy theories themselves. Because there are plenty of rebuttals to them over the net as well. One only should check and read them. This is not a question of credibility. This is a question of choice - of choice to whom listen to, whome to read and whom to ignore. This is a psychological rather than a factual issue. Because there are no facts that prove that the planes were not hijacked or that they were not hijacked by Al Qaeda.

This should suffice. But in order to understand what the motives of radical Islamists are one should only read the Quran and Ahadith (Hadithes). The preferred translation is Pickthall's. This thing only would be more than enough.

But for the ones who have already decided what is The Truth and what is not, this is useless.

Of course, there are reasons for the springup and persistence of these theories. It is because there are real interests and real money behind it.

The classical examples of the forgotten stories that have no money or interests behind it, of stories that are in magnitudes of times more tragic than 9/11 and subsequent operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, are the Rwandan genocide and the currently ongoing genocide of black Fur Muslims in Darfur province and black Christians in southern provinces of Sudan. Although, some important peace-loving officials (like Kofi Annan, for example) deserve a good piece of trial over these. And this is not a theory, but a bare-faced fact.

2006-02-17 16:57:01

Robin Good

Dear Tom, thank you for giving me the opportunity to allow those who have the curiosity to verify and check the information published by Popular Mechanics and how truthful that is.

You can check:

It is also interesting to note that the author of the article you reference, Benjamin Chertoff, the "senior researcher" at Popular Mechanics, is none other than a cousin of Michael Chertoff, the new Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.

2006-02-17 16:04:06


The March, 2005 issue of Popular Mechanics had a comprehensive article completely debunking the "Myths of 9/11". It clearly demonstrates just how ludicrous these conspiracy theories are. If just half the time, energy, and money being wasted on this silliness would be put to productive use, how much better would the world be?

posted by Robin Good on Monday, February 13 2006, updated on Tuesday, May 5 2015

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