I've been sitting on this interview for a while,
but after viewing the latest BBC piece on WTC7, I feel the time
has come to release it in its entirety.
After locating Barry in mid 2007, Jason and I visited him and
he graciously granted us an interview during a lunch break. He
had agreed to grant us an interview under the conditions that
we, at no time, associate his interview with his place of employment.
Jason and I were so thrilled with the content of the interview
that we decided to release a few bits and pieces of it on both
our show and Alex's.
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A few months later, as the film was nearing completion, I called
Barry again to touch base and see how things were going. It took
him a bit to remember who I was, but as soon as he did, he began
complaining about phone calls to his place of employment and that
he was in danger of losing his job. He requested to have his interview
pulled from Loose Change, and I honored his request.
Fast forward to February, 2008, where I'm doing an interview
with the BBC, and I'm informed by their crew that Barry told them
the reason he asked for it to be pulled was because of the article
on Prisonplanet claiming he was stepping over dead bodies, which
he denies saying. I call Barry to attempt to rectify the situation,
and he is adamant that he did not use the phrase "we were
stepping over people"
Fast forward one more time to two days ago, when the BBC piece
finally aired. I now feel an obligation to release his interview,
in its entirety, into the public where it belongs for three reasons:
1) To see the difference between the interview he gave us, and
the interview he gave the BBC.
2) To establish Barry's timeline in his own words.
3) To preserve his testimony, in his own words, for the historical
I have remained true to my word and kept his interview out of
the film, however, I can no longer keep it from the public. They
deserve to hear Barry's story, out of his own mouth.
As I say in the end of the video, I would appreciate it if Barry
could enjoy his privacy and live his life in peace. My intention
with releasing this is so his story can be told, not to cause
him any further grief or suffering.