| The work that Dr. Niels Harrit and other technical experts have performed has been vital to revealing what really happened on 9/11
For the last few years, Dr. Niels Harrit has been one of the foremost scientific researchers into the World Trade Center catastrophe. His analysis of the WTC dust has exposed the existence of advanced thermitic incendiaries, which adds to the overwhelming evidence that the Twin Towers and Building 7 were brought down by controlled demolition. While many supporters of AE911Truth know about the groundbreaking discoveries that Harrit and his team of scientists has made, few know about the man himself, and the reasons why he decided to take action on this pivotal subject. I recently discussed these issues with Harrit to find out what drives his pursuit of the truth about the WTC destruction.
When I asked Dr. Harrit about how he got involved in researching 9/11, he said, “You don't go out and search for 9/11. It finds you, and you must act from there.”
When the topic found Harrit at the University of Copenhagen’s chemistry department, his subsequent scholarly inquiries motivated him to use his knowledge and training to speak out. He recently described this sentiment when someone asked him why he researches the September 11 events: "First, I am opposed to crime, and second, when my six grandchildren ask me, 'Grandfather, which side were you on?' I will be able to answer them ‘I was on your side.’"
Harrit has admitted that he is bewildered by the continued public silence in spite of the hard science. Nonetheless, as he said in an interview with Jack Etkin on “Face to Face,” for him ”there is no way back.”
| “ It should be obvious that our civilization is threatened on its very existence,” Harrit added, “and that 9/11 Truth is the only window of opportunity for our survival. ”
Harrit received his Masters Degree in Chemistry from the Max-Planck Institute and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Copenhagen, focusing on mechanistic photochemistry. He began his post-doctorate work at Columbia University in 1977, prior to embarking on his career as a professor and authoring more than 60 peer-reviewed articles in his field. Currently he is involved with x-ray time-resolved spectroscopy research on timescales of one millionth of one millionth of a second.
And yet, his most influential peer-reviewed paper may very well be the milestone report on the WTC dust “Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe,” which was published in the Bentham Open Chemical Physics Journal in 2009.
However, his solid reputation in the scientific community did not prevent the attacks he has received when speaking out on 9/11. Here is what Harrit had to say in response:
“I don't care about reputation. The situation is too critical for that. And to be feared and therefore hated by the top of the mainstream media - as I am in Denmark - is not necessarily a bad reputation. They would not fear a fool. I have a reputation, good or bad. But, look, it isn’t me who is important. The truth is important. And the 9/11 Truth movement is made up of tens of thousands of individuals, each of whom is acting from a personal, inner urge.”
| Dr. Harrit’s appearances on Denmark’s TV2 and other news programs have broadcast the forensic evidence of the WTC controlled demolition around the world
Like the architects and engineers at AE911Truth, Harrit prefers to focus on physical evidence in his presentations that refutes the official technical explanations for the destruction of the WTC skyscrapers. His perspective on the sociological, historical, psychological and political dimensions, however, illuminates the immediate urgency for all the world’s peoples.
In 2007, he wrote, “When viewed in the rear-view mirror of history, the attack on the USA on September 11th, 2001 might very well prove to be the single most important political event since World War II. It sparked the so-called “War on Terror,” which has left a trail of casualties and refugees with numbers running into the millions.”
“It should be obvious that our civilization is threatened on its very existence,” Harrit added, “and that 9/11 Truth is the only window of opportunity for our survival. 9/11 is key.”
Dr. Harrit’s August presentation in China reached many people who were not aware of this explosive evidence. It was covered by the China Daily, China’s largest English language newspaper, which reaches half a million readers and is considered by many to be a “window into China.” His presentation was broadcast live and worldwide on the Internet, employing eleven translators for the Chinese viewing audience.
| China was the latest of many international stops for Dr. Harrit, who has travelled across the globe to share the truth of 9/11 with the public
The Chinese government originally invited Harrit to attend an international chemistry seminar in Beijing. Harrit mentioned it to Michael McNulty, our AE911Truth Chinese translation coordinator and said that he was willing to present on 9/11 as well. As a teacher at Beijing International Studies University, McNulty immediately enlisted a group of his students to create a forum and market the event. McNulty and his students worked feverishly to get the word out, and then on August 5th also made a breakthrough with an interview on China International Radio.
Speaking in the country that invented the oldest form of a chemically mixed ballistic propellant, the retired chemistry professor of forty years explained to the rapt Chinese audience how nano-thermite, a significantly more powerful technology than conventional thermite, played a decisive role in bringing the WTC buildings down. His presentation in China added to his more than 100 international presentations that began when he first realized that the official explanation of how the Twin Towers and WTC 7 were destroyed was “a violation of scientific principles.”
It is hoped that the work of Dr. Harrit and others in the 9/11 truth movement who have also dedicated themselves to speaking out will lead to a real, independent investigation of the 9/11 attacks and the subsequent collapse of all three World Trade buildings. Dr. Harrit himself makes a clear connection between the public demand for a new investigation of 9/11 and world peace in his 2007 article, “9/11 - A Roadblock or a Shortcut to Peace and Democracy”.
In closing, Dr. Harrit discussed the central message that he has been trying to teach through his activism:
“The fear of thinking the unthinkable can be overcome by sheer information, and it has been recognized globally that talking about and discussing 9/11 is becoming less and less difficult, It is more and more important to remind ourselves that 9/11 Truth represents an unprecedented window of opportunity to roll back the damage done – and more.”
We are all honored to have Dr. Harrit’s expert contribution to the push for truth that carries momentum around the world. An honest and independent inquiry based on real science, not pre-conceived results, gets closer all the time.