In Sydney a conference is now under way challenging the official version and lack of investigation into what happened during the September 11, 2001 attacks in the USA.
Dr David Leifer, Registered Architect and Incorporated Engineer of the Faculty of Architecture, Design Science and Planning at the University of Sydney was the first speaker at the conference.
"We've all seen graphic video images of planes smashing into WTC 1 and 2 on 11th September 2001, we also saw in real time the two towers spectacularly collapse, for which it appears obvious to all that the impact of the planes and subsequent fires were the cause" he started his speech. Seemingly only a fool or subversive would question this chain of events..." he said.
"The official explanation for a string of events surrounding 4 hijackings, the collapses of WTC 1, 2 and 7 and the attack on the Pentagon are anomalous or involve such a large number of unlikely individual events that when strung together are so statistically improbable as to be impossible. These anomalies are in some cases so blatant that one has to question the professional competence of the explainers -- or indeed, their independence and disinterestedness" Dr Leifer said.
"A growing number of credible people from all walks of life have also been struck by the chain of improbabilities: pilots who have examined the flight paths and flight recorders of the hi-jacked planes, architects and engineers who have studied the building's structure and sequence of collapse; security agents and politicians who question the response of the empowered authorities at the time; and perhaps most poignantly the kin of those killed in the attacks whose quest for answers gave rise to the 9/11 Truth movement - the movement in whose name this Conference is called" Dr Leifer said.
"We who are supporting this conference are committed to maintaining the torch of inquiry as a moral duty until satisfactory explanations are presented that resolve these issues. It is my sincere hope that this conference will help to bring the debate to a wider audience. With this goal I bid you welcome", he said.