Sun, Sep 10, 2006 - Page 17 News List

The plot thickens

As the fifth anniversary of Sept. 11 nears, academics query the official version of events and claim the US government was complicit in the attacks

By Christina Asquith  /  THE GUARDIAN , LONDON

By taking their criticisms to such extremes, though, the scholars risk caricaturing the opposition. None the less, they are pushing on, and imploring Congress to reopen the investigation.

"We're academics and we're rational, and we really believe Congress or someone should investigate this," says David Gabbard, an East Carolina education professor and Sept. 11 scholar. "But there are a lot of crazies out there who purport that UFOs were involved. We don't want to be lumped in with those folks."

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