Frank Greening: BBC mischaracterized me – I do NOT believe the official story of WTC-7!


_71782145_img6ashxBy 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.
The BBC recently quoted Greening extensively in its story about the Ottowa AE911Truth ad campaign focusing on Building 7.  One would think that Greening, the BBC’s most-quoted expert – in fact, its only actual expert – would have his views of WTC-7 accurately portrayed. But the BBC is apparently still dedicated to covering up the obvious controlled demolition of WTC-7. Why? Perhaps because BBC’s complicity in the world’s worst-ever crime against humanity was revealed on the afternoon of 9/11, when the network jumped the gun and allowed reporter Jane Standley to read the script about the “collapse” of WTC-7 twenty minutes before that “collapse” happened.
BBC reporter Tara McKelvey apparently used her preconceptions, rather than her ears and her notes, when she massively distorted Greening’s position on 9/11 in the recent article Canadians wary of 9/11 explanations – and of US officials.
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.”
The above BBC statement is not just a lie, but completely preposterous. Greening did not research al-Qaeda’s capacity to do anything. If he had, he would have learned that the alleged “muscle hijackers” were five foot one-hundred-pound weaklings, the “hijacker pilots” could not fly Cessnas much less airliners, the “radical Muslim hijackers” were booze-swilling, coke-snorting, pork-chop-relishing lap-dancer-dating impostors…and that the leading Arab expert, Mohamed Heikal, revealed immediately after 9/11 that “al-Qaeda” was laughably inept: “I laugh because I know what is there. Bin Laden has been under surveillance for years: every telephone call was monitored and al-Qaida has been penetrated by American intelligence, Pakistani intelligence, Saudi intelligence, Egyptian intelligence. They could not have kept secret an operation that required such a degree of organisation and sophistication.”
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.
My interview with Frank Greening will be broadcast tomorrow, Sat., December 21st, 10-11:00 a.m. Central (1500 GMT) on, archived here. Note: subscribers can listen to shows on-demand before they are broadcast – and also get free downloads! If you are a subscriber, just log in to the members area of and go to the “Private Blog” to get early access to the shows.


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Dr. Kevin Barrett, a Ph.D. Arabist-Islamologist is one of America’s best-known critics of the War on Terror. He is the host of TRUTH JIHAD RADIO; a hard driving weekly radio show funded by listener donations at and FALSE FLAG WEEKLY NEWS (FFWN); an audio-video show produced by Tony Hall, Allan Reese, and Kevin himself. FFWN is funded through FundRazr. He also has appeared many times on Fox, CNN, PBS, and other broadcast outlets, and has inspired feature stories and op-eds in the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, the Chicago Tribune, and other leading publications. Dr. Barrett has taught at colleges and universities in San Francisco, Paris, and Wisconsin; where he ran for Congress in 2008. He currently works as a nonprofit organizer, author, and talk radio host.