Frank Greening: BBC mischaracterized me – I do NOT believe the official story of WTC-7!
By Kevin Barrett,
Frank Greening – whom I just interviewed for Truth Jihad Radio – is the world’s most-quoted “independent scientist who supports the US government position on the destruction of the World Trade Center skyscrapers.” In fact, he may be the ONLY well-informed independent scientist who has made an honest effort to take the government’s side on this issue. The only problem: Frank Greening no longer supports the US government’s position! In fact, he knows full well that the official explanation for the destruction of Building 7 is preposterous.
McKelvey’s BBC story portrayed Greening as a typically anti-American Canadian who immediately leaped to the conclusion that 9/11 was an inside job based on his mistrust of the US government:
“Frank Greening, a nuclear scientist who lives in Hamilton, Ontario, knows the people behind the organisation – truthers, as they are known – well. He first met them years ago.
“Like them, he initially thought there was something more to the story of 9/11 than the US government let on. To him it seemed unlikely that a small group such as al-Qaeda could have pulled off such a monumental act of horror.
“Besides like many Canadians, he harbours a deep scepticism of US officials and their explanations for why things happen.”
In fact Greening’s initial questions about 9/11 had nothing to do with anti-Americanism, and everything to do with his scientific background. As a scientist, he recognized that the official version of what happened to the WTC skyscrapers was highly improbable on its face.
The BBC version of what happened next:
Greening “decided to do his own research” and “discovered that al-Qaeda did in fact have the capacity to destroy the World Trade Center.”
In fact, Greening did no research on al-Qaeda; he simply attempted to show that the Twin Towers could have fallen down in more or less the way the US government claims they did.
The BBC says Greening thinks he “proved truther theories wrong.” Another bald-faced lie. Greening did no such thing, as he tells the world in this interview with Truth Jihad Radio. He simply did his best to play devil’s advocate against the controlled demolition hypothesis, with results that he admits are inconclusive.
The BBC article follows its mendacious claim that Greening “proved truther theories wrong” with this surprise ending:
“Like conspiracy theorists and truth-seekers in Canada, the US and everywhere else, he believes there is a bigger story that has not yet been told.
“‘My motive was not to silence anybody, but to get to the truth,’ he said. ‘If I ever make it to heaven, my first question will be: ‘OK, tell me what really happened on that day.’”
OK, BBC, let me get this straight: Greening “proved truther theories wrong” but still doesn’t believe the government version. Is Greening schizoid, or is it the BBC?
It’s the BBC.
My interview with Frank Greening, recorded Friday, December 20th, exposes the BBC’s lies and distortions, and reveals that Frank Greening – like the more than two thousand architects and engineers who are buying the billboards in Ottowa – recognizes that the official story of WTC-7′s collapse is a joke, and that the official version of 9/11, taken as a whole, is – shall we say – highly dubious.