John B. Wells welcomed the long-time co-editor of the Journal of 9/11, Kevin Ryan, who offered an evidence-based analysis of other potential suspects responsible for the September 11th attacks in 2001. A former employee of Underwriters Laboratories (UL), Ryan pointed out that the World Trade Center (WTC) was designed to withstand the impact of airliners and the steel used in the buildings was certified by UL to tolerate several hours of intense fire. The steel was tested at 2000 degrees F and a typical office fire burns at 1200 degrees F, he explained, noting that the temperatures measured at the WTC were much lower, around 500 degrees F. This presents a glaring problem since one of the towers was completely destroyed in only 56 minutes, Ryan added. The UL repeated its tests after the disaster and determined the steel columns and floor structures should not have failed, he revealed.
A proponent of controlled-demolition theory, Ryan stated definitively that "the evidence really points to the buildings having been destroyed through the use of explosives." Many witnesses reported explosions and flashes of light, he said. Ryan questioned the official government story that 19 young Arab Muslims led by Osama bin Laden and Khalid Sheikh Mohammed executed this unbelievable attack, observing that such a feat could not have been accomplished by these men as they had no access to plant explosives. Ryan identified former U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and former Vice President Dick Cheney as "the two people who were in perfect position to coordinate the attacks of 9/11." Rumsfeld went missing for more than 30 minutes during the height of the attacks and Cheney gave a stand-down order as a plane approached the Pentagon, he reported.
Ryan credited Rumsfeld and Cheney with the false conclusions that led to the Iraq War and demonstrated how several others suspects connected with them and shared their motivations. According to Ryan, FBI director Louis Free and CIA director George Tenet were actively involved in working with terrorists and, in some cases, facilitating terrorism by allowing these folks to live and work freely in the United States. Counter-terrorism czar Richard Clarke had a relationship with the United Arab Emirates, a country that likely funded the 9/11 operation, Ryan disclosed. "If it wasn't for our protection of the United Arab Emirates, 9/11 would never have happened," he said. Ryan called for continued investigation to discover the truth about what really happened on 9/11, with the hope that it would lead to justice.