Monday, September 11, 2006

9/11: A Closer Look

A video going over some of the questions surrounding the September 11, 2001 attacks.

The video tries to relate the WTC 7 collapse to a controlled demolition. And at the same time the video talks repeatedly about how the two towers collapsed at "free fall" speed. But the video fails to make a case that the two towers were collapsed as a controlled demolition.

What does "free fall" speed mean? If you know your high school physics you remember that "free fall" is a rate of acceleration when you drop an object. An object falling freely accelerates, in earth gravity, at 32 feet/second/second. If you do the calculations, an object falling from the height of the trade center towers would take a bit over 8 seconds to fall to the ground. And, if you watch the video of the collapse of both towers, their collapse was over in 8-9 seconds. This means the structure of the building was not resisting the falling of the buildings, but that the structure of the buildings were collapsing at the same speed as the building was falling.

The big question is, how did that happen?

The video shows some examples of controlled demolitions of office buildings. When a building is collapsed under controlled demolition, it falls into a neat pile, because engineering experts who specialize in this work have planted bombs in the building at precise locations where they know that by knocking out some support structures gravity will take over and make the building fall. An interesting factoid is these buildings generally have a cloud of dust billow around the bottom of the building, due to the explosives.

The collapse of WTC 7, as shown in this video, had a cloud of dust billowing around the base of the building. At the same time the upper floors collapsed down in a nice and orderly fashion. Just like a controlled demolition.

However, the collapse of the two towers did not happen that way. Instead it clearly started at the upper floors, at the location of the airplane strikes. The cloud of dust and debris formed at the upper floors, not at the base.

But what happened. I'm having a hard time imagining how the lower floors allowed the towers to fall at free fall speed.

The fire which supposedly weakened the building was only occuring in the upper floors. Proof? Firefighters and others were able to get to the upper floors, so if there was a fire raging that weakened the whole building then how did the firefighters get so high up in the building? This shows the fire was contained to the upper floors.

Then that leaves us pondering, just how did the building structure get weakened to allow the towers to collapse at free fall speeds?

9/11 Truth: Even More Video Proof of Controlled Demolitions: Videos from several sources of the collapses of the buildings. The collapse of the towers was not the same kind of controlled demolition that was done to WTC 7.

9/11 Truth: David Ray Griffin Speaks @ Santa Rosa: A very nice and thoughtful presentation discussing the rapid collapse of the buildings.

Jim Marrs: 9/11 Truth in 10 Minutes: Jim Marrs is a long-time conspiracy researcher. In 10 minutes he goes over the official September 11, 2001 story, completely deconstructing it, and explaining why he thinks the official story is the real conspiracy. Kinda makes me think of the Kennedy assassination and how nobody believes the one-bullet theory.

NORAD Stand-Down on 9/11: Not Just Simple Incompetence: Leaving aside the issue of the quickness of the buildings falling, why weren't the airplanes stopped? The U.S. has an excellent Air Force. Between the FAA and the Air Force there are already known and understood procedures for handling planes who go astray from their flight plan. For example in the late 90's a Lear Jet became unresponsive to controllers and within four minutes the procedures kicked in, the FAA had contacted the Air Force, and within 20 minutes an Air Force jet was next to the Lear Jet and trailing it.

On September 11, 2001 there were several wargames excercises being conducted. Coincidentally. Some involved injecting false radar signals into the air traffic tracking system. The false signals increased the confusion of the day. The mere existance of the exercises meant some of the planes were diverted to thousands of miles away, and that at some moments questions were made whether a report was part of the exercise or real life.

9/11 Truth: Dick Cheney was in command of NORAD on 9/11: On September 11, 2001 a new situation was in place regarding to NORAD. Never had NORAD been under civilian control, but Dick Cheney had, earlier in 2001, ordered that he was to be in control of NORAD. Meaning that on September 11, 2001 it was Dick Cheney telling NORAD what to do about the airplanes including whether to shoot them down.

Michael Ruppert: 9/11, Peak Oil, and the Fascist State: Discussing how it was clear in the earliest days of the Bush Administration, that it was a "War Cabinet" and that their intent was to push the U.S. into a major war. Namely, that this is a war which would never end whose purpose is to gain control over the remaining oil.

9/11 Truth: Mohammad Atta & The Patsies: Goes over a way of understanding conspiratoriatal plots. You have your patsies, your moles, and your government insiders handling them. The patsies are the ones lined up to take the fall, but they're really being minded over by the moles and insiders.