posted on Jan, 1 2011 @ 08:01 PM
From David Chandler and Jonathan Cole:
The CIT videos don’t qualify as scientific studies. Their witnesses are not representative of the overall eyewitness pool, the witnesses accounts
are far from contemporaneous with the events, and the conversational style of the interviews frequently leads the witnesses.
Who knows what conversations preceded the videotaped interviews to either shape or filter the testimonies? The “researchers” ignore the fact that
none of their witnesses directly confirms their primary hypothesis: a Pentagon flyover. Some of the witnesses contradict themselves, but this does not
count against their credibility. Furthermore, there is no mention of the voluminous eyewitness testimony that supports the conventional path in line
with the path of destruction.
Rather than subject their work to peer review, even internal peer review within the 9/11 Truth Movement, they simply disparage any who take issue with
their methods or their results, and instead rely on a list of questionable endorsements. They posted a literal “enemies list” on the internet in
which they attacked the character of those who disagree with them. [Ed. Note: we are not yet on that list, but after posting this essay we will surely
CIT has even gone so far as to disparage their own witnesses, accusing the driver of the taxi that was hit by a light pole of being a co-conspirator
with the perpetrators of the crime. CIT has gone out of its way to make themselves a highly divisive issue in the 9/11 Truth movement. The “Flyover
theory” had recent success in getting main stream media coverage on the Jesse Ventura “Conspiracy Theory” show.
Whether CIT in fact represents an orchestrated attempt to splinter the 9/11 Truth Movement or not, it is having a splintering effect. “Divide and
Conquer” has a long history, going back to Caesar in the Gallic Wars, and Alexander the Great before him. CIT is attempting to become the public
face of the 9/11 Truth Movement. If it succeeds, the 9/11 Truth Movement will be seen as vicious, mean spirited, crazy, and ultimately discredited.