New 9/11 truth documentary among ‘most watched’ on PBS this week
I suggest you watch this one. Here’s the link: http://video.pbs.org/video/2270078138
I watched several television shows on Sunday about 9/11. One of them purported to debunk the architects and engineers who have spoken out against the government’s explanation. In this particular documentary on the National Geograhphic Channel, a research organzation in New Mexico produced several experiments, which they claimed completely debunk all the 9/11 “conspiracy theories”. They fried a small steel beam in a jet fuel fire. Yeah, they fired an aluminum cylinder through a model of the Pentagon. Yeah, they simulated a beam’s reaction to thermite. All of these experiments “proved” that the Twin Towers collapsed just like the 9/11 Commission’s Report said they did, from massive “structural failure” (of the steel columns in the buildings).
BUT…With all their fancy facts and tests, they failed to answer many – to my mind – far more pertinent questions. So, yes, I guess you’re going to have to call me a “Truther,” because, to an uncomfortable degree, for me, the events of 9/11/2001 were never satisfactorily explained.
Why did both buildings fall straight down? To me (and to hundreds of architects and structural engineers), logic and physics dictate that the tops of the Towers would have fallen toward the corners hit by the plane. How did the steel columns in the floors far below where the planes hit become so damaged they collapsed? In the image to the right, you can see clear demarcations above and below where the planes hit. The tops of the buildings should have simply fallen over, toward the cavities made by the impact. There has been no reasonable explanation as to why both the Towers collapsed straight down into their footprint (exactly as buildings do in a controlled demolition), rather than falling over.
Why did Building 7 suddenly also collapse straight down into its footprint – hours after the event due to “scattered office fires”?
Incidentally, since all three buildings (conveniently) fell straight down into their footprints, incredible damage to surrounding Manhattan real estate was avoided. Think about it.
If those raging jet fuel fires were capable of melting and deforming steel I-beams and destroying two giant skyscrapers, and just a regular structural fire destroyed Building 7 – why didn’t more of the Pentagon – which was also hit by a fuel-heavy jetliner with the resulting fireball – collapse?
Why wasn’t the money trail followed ? Both United and American airlines were heavily short-saled that day – fortunes were made by …someone. Coincidentally, Snopes calls this “false” – but if you read a few paragraphs down into their explanation, they say that the ratio of put option (also known as a short sale – in anticipation of a stock’s price going down) to call option (anticipation of a stock’s price going up) sales on United Airlines was 12:1, and American Airlines was 6:1 – on days when “these options should have been trading even.” Abnormally “accelerated investments speculating a downturn” in Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch also occurred – both of whom had offices in the World Trade Center. Why? Why were Air Force jets not scrambled until after Flight 11 had already hit the North Tower – and why were the jets mistakenly sent out over the ocean?
Why was all the steel from the Towers disposed of and/or recycled immediately? In my opinion, this was tantamount to destroying evidence from the biggest crime scene in the world.
Why did Bush, Cheney, et. al completely ignore the multiple PDB’s which warned of a possible Bin Laden attack within the US using commercial airliners…? Also, why was every member of the Bin Laden family allowed to fly out of the country immediately after the attacks?Answer a few of those questions – and I might take you seriously. Until then, I guess you can just call me a 9/11 Truther….and I’m in good company.