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Tuesday, September 12, 2006

9-11 Debunking Debate

9/12: See video update below:

Almost immediately after I posted my essay remembering 9-11, I received a comment from one of my frequent gadflys, Surfer Boy, who believes the events of 9-11 were orchestrated by the government, or perhaps the airlines themselves in order to pad their stock sales. Seeing that airline profits fell dramatically afterward, I find that hard to believe, but hey, its a conspiracy, right?

Being a tin-foil hat conspiracy believer is bad enough, because conspiracies like a fake moon landing and JFK's assassination are like intellectual pornography that does vicious damage on a person's soul and mental state. 9-11 conspiracies, however, are probably the more obnoxious ones, because it implies our government, or some clandestine organization within our government, set out to murder American citizens in cold blood on September 11th. Additionally, they would have us believe alternate views of reality than what untold millions witnessed on live television and untold numbers of "on the scene" witnesses saw with their own eyes.

Upon doing the blog runs on this 5th anniversary, Hot Air has a link to a downloadable MP3 debate between two of the more slimy 9-11 crackpots, Dylan Avery and James Bermas, who even go so far as to accuse a military father of knowing about the coming attacks and sent his son to his death on one of the airplanes, and the two editors at Popular Mechanics who just published their new book on Debunking 9-11 Myths. I have not heard it, but plan to listen this afternoon if I can. There is also some YouTube video streaming of the debate if you scroll down here.


Yesterday evening, my wife and I were watching all of the video replays from 5 years ago. Hot Air, has pieced together from the CNN Pipeline site all of the pivital moments from that day. One of the more emotional moments I can remember was the late Peter Jennings narrating the collapse of the south tower. Interestingly, he could not see it directly from the vantage point on his monitor and thought it was some debris falling off the building. One of the street reporters, Don Dahler, tells Jennings that no, the building collapsed, to which Jennings replies, "part of the building collapsed?," and then Dahler says no, the entire building collapsed. Jennings' emotional reaction is powerful.

Notice how Dahler describes the building buckled at the point where the fire from the plane had burned the structure. My wife and I noticed this on all of the videoes we watched. You can see specifically where the building started to collapse. There is no "controlled demolition." The fire melted the structure, the portion from the top pancakes down onto the lower portion, and the cascading effect takes over. Simple mechanics; no CIA opertatives. It is important to keep in mind that no one in the world as of September 11th, 2001, had ever saw a 110 story building collapse to the ground, let alone two. Additionally, a 110 story building that had been hit by a passenger plane. For any arm-chair conspiracy kook to speculate as to what would and what would not happen and then pontificate like some expert know-it-all is to put it mildly, stupidity on symphonic levels.

Little Green Footballs has also posted some moving video, including several that have never been seen before. There is a graphic one showing more clearly the people jumping to their deaths, as well as a one just released by a couple who were about 500 yards in their apartment.

Morons must be silenced.



Blogger BlogPirate said...

Avast! I heard that there is a secret society who is in charge of monitoring the amount of times you flush your toilet. Apparently they use this to determine how much fiber you eat, they then sell this information to corporations that make juice. They do afterall need to know how much prune juice to produce. Too many flushes = not enough prune juice is being sold.

I probably shouldn't have mentioned this, I have probably given Surferboy a new conspiracy that he can study in between star trek conventions and shifts at gamestop.

4:33 PM, September 11, 2006  
Blogger Frank Martens said...

I saw the bottom "home video" at hotair. Now that's a view nobody got to see.

My only reaction... "oh wow"

8:33 AM, September 12, 2006  
Blogger Fred Butler said...

Was that the one taken by the Seattle couple who were just 100 yards from the buildings in their hotel room? That one is more graphic with the people falling to the ground.


8:50 AM, September 12, 2006  
Blogger Ransom said...

All the conspiracy moonbats argue that "It looked like a controlled demolition" means it was actually a controlled demolition. Naturally, it never occurs to them to think that when a news reporter about 400 yards away, says it looked like the building collapsed under the weight of the top stories weakened by fire, it means that the building actually collapsed under the weight of the top stories weakened by fire.

Consistency doesn't work for conspiracy theories.

4:03 PM, September 12, 2006  
Blogger Highland Host said...

Consistency for conspiracy theories? Pig will fly first.

6:52 AM, September 14, 2006  
Blogger Hiraeth said...

Compare pictures of towers being demolished with explosives to the twin towers collapsing. Then try and argue the twin towers were brought down by demolition charges. The two images have nothing in common, save that both are of very tall builings collapsing!

Still, the whackos probably have an explanation for that one as well.

6:06 AM, September 19, 2006  

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