|AE911Truth Europe Tour Highlights - England/Wales|
|Thursday, 28 July 2011 20:50|
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The Caledonia Sleeper Train brings many weary commuters from Edinburgh into the heart of London overnight while they sleep. Unfortunately, those who sleep miss beautiful views of the English countryside.
The Caledonian Sleeper train reminded Gage of a ride five years ago, in a previous life, when he was on his way to a construction site observation and was rudely awakened to the WTC evidence by an unassuming theologian who got under his skin. Like Sir Christopher Wren, greatest architect of his time and designer of St. Paul’s Cathedral, who admonished in 1660, “..[T]ransgress not the rules of optics and geometry,” Gage stands also on scientific principles and on the shoulders of 1,500 architects and engineers who proclaim “Trust your eyes, the facts, and the laws of physics”.
But exhaustion and missing unique sights were the price paid for the grueling schedule required to fit 10 speaking engagements into a short trip. Our next stop took us to one of the most prestigious and historic universities in the world – Cambridge. Silkie Carlo, a sharp Cambridge student and dedicated 9/11 Truth advocate organized this event, where more than a hundred students came to view the controversial presentation.
Riley Hall in Clare College – the second oldest of the Cambridge colleges founded in 1326! We do not have history like this in the US. Cambridge, the town, is an extraordinary medieval town with some of the most beautiful architecture in the world.
Gage conducted several of his own interviews as well. Michael “X”, a PhD student in the history department studying 20th century political thought, was quite concerned about using his real name. When asked why he exclaimed, “It was absolutely explosive. To be perfectly honest I’m quite surprised that your personal safety is not at risk. I’m reeling from shock listening to your talk. I’m very concerned about the implications of this massive crime, manipulations to wage war on innocent people for spurious reasons. It’s more than you can comfortably live with.”
Cambridge student Falk Parra said he “received an email, and was interested in discovering the facts about 9/11 – apart from what he’s seen on the media. Falk said you can’t really resist this – its evidence – like the horizontal explosions proceeding out of the towers…. But even when you provide people with solid evidence they still tend to find ways to question it – a reluctance to accept something. It’s very important to have a series of investigations with issues even beyond the scope of just 9/11. I actually discovered others here at my own university who were interested in discovering the truth and that gave me the chance to join them which I am going to do.
Another PhD student from nearby Goldsmiths College University of London, is David Rose, whose thesis is in visual sociology. He is studying the innovative and creative use of video and the Internet, and the way that knowledge is shared.
“The way the 9/11 Truth movement uses the medium of video to bypass mainstream channels of communication and grow by spreading its message and creating community… where for instance debates can happen with thousands of people all across the world….How it goes up against the prejudice against conspiracy theories in the academic world. The moment you mention the “C” word people assume that you are talking about a theory that is wrong – it’s wrong before you even ask the question.”
We were invited to Cardiff, Wales, by innovative new TV talk show host Kevin Moore. The Kevin Moore Show is a radio talk show that is evolving into TV thanks to its partnership with Glamorgan University, where the AE911Truth event was held. Gage appeared in the studio at the university, where Kevin asked him the tough questions such as “How could all those people be involved and yet ‘no one talked’? We’ll save the response for you to listen to when the TV show airs in September. The show is set to air in September before the 10th Anniversary of 9/11. It should be another great TV media piece to place on our website where AE911Truth presents the WTC explosive evidence in a professional environment.
This quickly arranged last-minute speaking engagement brought a packed standard classroom-sized audience to the University. Several important discussions emerged, such as from Andrew Livesey from Cardiff who is with ‘We Are Change Wales” (the name of his Facebook page). He has “serious problems with the official version of events – having looked at a lot of the evidence. I do my part to inform as many people as I can to what is going on. I give out DVDs and your information out on the street all the time…. I thought the AE911Truth presentation was excellent. I would advise anyone who is interested in the facts to look into it without fear.”
We then walked through downtown Cardiff with Kevin Moore, who graciously hosted us, and we ran right into the Cardiff Castle – downtown! But that architecture of the town itself is amazing.
We traveled from London to Cambridge to Cardiff, then back to London, and then almost all the way back to Cardiff in Bristol. Well… this trip grew organically. And thanks to Douglas Hilton and his wonderful wife, Ah Yin, and Paul Coombs, who drove us most all of these routes, it was not a problem – at least for us. London greeted us warmly. Douglas and Neil, along with RIBA Architect Craig Kiner, secured a top venue for us at the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Before the presentation we filmed part of our new mini-documentary “Architects & Engineers Resolve the Mystery of WTC 7”, whose release is in early August. Mike Green of MikeGreen.tv produced this quality 15-minute AE911Truth film whose release is imminent and which will serve double duty as an extended trailer for our upcoming DVD “9/11: Explosive Evidence – Experts Speak Out". Mike filmed some of the interviews on location at the Royal Institute of British Architects.
Building Design magazine, associated with RIBA, wrote a somewhat fair and balanced article about the controversy that resulted from having “conspiracy theories” presented at one of the most prestigious institutions in London. More than 1,100 responses to the article, a record-breaking number for the magazine, indicate a growing interest. An overwhelming majority of those responses were supportive of our position – in spite of the fact that the author went so far as to travel to New York to interview the chapter president of the American Institute of Architects who ignorantly claimed, “The professional community discredits this guy.” One thing his sweeping dismissal omits is that almost every A/E (as well as others) who attends our presentation partly or completely abandons their former skeptical position.
Two hundred eleven people attended the RIBA presentation, including six architects and 16 engineers. Before the presentation eight people believed the official story that fires and jet plane impacts brought the buildings down and 31 were unsure. Afterwards only two – London Times writer David Aaronovich, and a well-known contrarian contributor to the JREF forum – still believed the official story, and just nine were unsure. By and large, when architects and engineers reviewed the evidence, they are convinced by it.
Comments about the RIBA event in the Building Design Article included the following dismissive remarks:
Director of the American Institute of Architects’ New York chapter Rick Bell, who witnessed 9/11, expressed surprise at the event and said “no amount of money” would persuade him to allow the group to talk at his headquarters.
…We rent to just about anybody but if this guy came to me I’d say we don’t want your money, we don’t want you in our building. You have to draw the line somewhere… Not for any amount of money would we have that talk in our space. It gives it a credibility that it doesn’t deserve…
The author did include several quotes from Gage and a small bit of specific evidence:
Gage : “It is extremely important that we understand exactly what happened on 9/11… the implications of the demolition of the Twin Towers are very disturbing – I’m not denying that – but to refuse to look at the evidence because it has dark implications is ignorance.”
While most of the (now removed) 1,100 responses to a blistering article in RIBA-related Building Design Online in the UK supported AE911Truth, we have not yet received word from prominent members that they are interested in actually examining the fairly simple set of evidence that has convinced more than 1,500 A/E’s that we must have a new investigation.
The Royal Society in London is a Fellowship of the world’s most eminent scientists, and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence. There are approximately 1,450 Fellows and Foreign Members, including more than 75 Nobel Laureates. Current Fellows include Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Richard Dawkins, Stephen Hawking, and Harry Kroto. We wrote to the Society’s president, Sir Paul Nurse, inviting him and other members of the Society to join us on June 20 at RIBA for a scientific discussion of the evidence.
We noted in the letter, “One of [the Society’s] historic members is Isaac Newton, whose famous laws of motion are brought to mind in compelling fashion when one examines the destruction of World Trade Center (WTC) building 1, 2 and 7. In particular, Newton’s first law of motion was ideally demonstrated during the highly symmetrical collapse of this 47-storey building, which appeared to occur with no resistance whatsoever. The official investigative body, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), recently admitted that WTC building 7 was in free-fall acceleration for at least a few seconds....”
We received no response.
Eminent architect Norman Foster designed not only an unusually shaped skyscraper but one that uses about half of the energy of a typical one. It is naturally ventilated as fresh air is drawn up through spiraling light wells, reducing the need for air conditioning, heating, and lighting. and the light wells and shape of the building maximize the amount of natural light.
Sheila Coombs and her hard-working companions at 911truthbristol.com, Martin Summers and Tony Gosling, packed the beautiful modern addition to the historic Colston Hall with 261 people. We had to turn away about 50 disappointed hopeful attendees for lack of space. How did these organizers accomplish the overflow turnout?
They did it by mailings to 340 architects and engineers in the Bristol area, and by contacting every radio, TV, and newspaper in the area. As a result we had a Europe-tour record of four major interviews in Bristol. These included the BBC-Bristol, Jack FM Heart 98.6, and The Breeze, totaling about 140,000 listeners according to journalist “Roz Hutchings,” as well as front-page headlines in the Bristol Evening Post and in the This is Bristol section which quotes Gage: "Probably the most truly derisive thing I get called is a conspiracy theorist – that's one thing I’m not. I’m an architect. I don’t come up with conspiracy theories. I come up with evidence.”
BBC periodically takes a look at the 9/11 Truth movement and, in this interview Gage got the upper hand, packing about as much WTC evidence as one can fit in a 10-minute BBC interview. How do you do it? Treat every question as an inquiry into the evidence. I.e. Q: “Well who is responsible for this?” A: “Not sure! What we need is a real investigation into….[name the next item of evidence on your list].
When asked why she wanted to bring AE911Truth to Bristol, Sheila Coombs told AE911Truth, “When I first came across the AE911Truth website I found it amazing, well researched and scientifically based. I just couldn’t believe the official story anymore, and because of the wars that are going on – realizing that 9/11 was the catalyst for them – I just wanted to see the truth come out. Bristol is called the ‘radical city’ – forward-thinking and progressive. We also have the BBC located here, and Colston Hall, the flagship theater of Bristol – the perfect set of variables.”
“Brilliant,” as they often say in England.
Gage interviewed yet another journalist, Jean, from Bristol, who worked for the BBC London Station which has a reach of up to 10 million people. In the interview, Gage discusses Aaronovich and the highly controlled agenda of the mainstream media.
Gage asked the brimming Bristol audience before the presentation “how many believe that fires and planes brought the buildings down” and “how many are unsure”. Answer: 21 and 53. After the presentation the numbers reduced to “0” and “38”. There were five architects and 23 engineers in attendance. The WTC evidence speaks for itself.
For highlights on The Netherlands portion of the tour click here
For highlights on the Ireland/Scotland portion of the tour click here