Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Heck yes, I'm a "9/11 Truther"

Many people are reluctant to be seen as "conspiracy theorists". Tin-foil hat wearers.  I'm one of those people; reluctant to doubt the "official" propaganda.

Do I believe 9/11 was an "inside job"?  No, I do not.  No one knows for sure, though.  I'm open to the possibility.

Do I believe that there are many unanswered questions about what actually happened that day?  Oh absolutely.

Do I believe there was a cover-up of evidence that suggested that the "official version" of events was incomplete or inaccurate? I certainly do.

Hell, yes, I'm a 9/11 "Truther."   And I'm no longer embarrassed to say so.

Especially given what we know now .... what was once squarely in the realm of conspiracy theory must now be considered in the light of what we know the US government is capable of. Simply calling something a "crazy conspiracy theory" is not enough anymore to discredit it. The incredible cannot be discounted.  Edward Snowen was a game-changer.

We know, now, that the US government will stop at nothing. And they will tell lies without hesitation.

Which is why I think it's worth revisiting the whole 9/11 WTC tower strike story.  There were many variations of the 9/11 plot, and the facts keep changing, but the official story is so full of holes, it's not easily believable. In fact, that official story sounds a lot like any other "conspiracy theory" to me. It is utterly preposterous.

And when I look hard, as hard as I'm able, for the truth about what happened that day ... I am absolutely convinced that the official story is a lie and a cover up.

Hell, yes, I'm a 9/11 "Truther."

Hands-down the best documentary I've seen on 9/11 is the three-DVD film September 11 - The New Pearl Harbor made by filmmaker Massimo Mazzucco.  It's long, five hours long, but if you have any doubts about the official story., you should watch at least that part of this documentary.

The video asks 50 questions of those who defend the official account.  50 questions that haven't been answered.
This video is the result of 12 years of research. Granted, five hours is a lot of material to watch.  If you only watch part of it, you should watch the discussion of the collapse of 7 World Trade Center in the third DVD (~17 minutes).  WTC 7 is the keystone of 9/11 skeptics demand for a new investigation of what happened on September 11, 2001.  If you can buy the official explanation for the collapse of WTC 7; you can certainly swallow the rest of the official story.

WTC 7 is especially important in light of the discovery last year that the investigation of the collapse conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology deliberately omitted critical structural reinforcement features from it computer models. (Attorney Dr. William Pepper's letter on behalf of 2100 skeptical engineers and architects).

What follows is an index of the material that is on each of the three DVD's in the set, with YouTube links to each of the parts.  Full info about the DVD set can be found at luogocomune.net.
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Charles Aulds

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DVD 1
http://youtu.be/O1GCeuSr3Mk     (1m55s)

INTRODUCTION

0.01:02 - 12 parallels between Pearl
Harbor and September 11
0.14:10 - The debate: main issues

PART 1 - AIR DEFENSE

0.14:55 - Where are the interceptors?
0.16:12 - The "incompetence theory"
(radars, transponders)
0.22:00 - The military drills
0.29:40 - Specific warnings
0.33:08 - The chain of command
0.38:10 - Promotions, not punishments
0.39:50 - The Mineta case
0.47:38 - Debunkers: "Mineta was mistaken"
0.53:18 - The Mineta case - A summary

PART 2 - THE HIJACKERS

0.57:15 - "Piss-poor student pilots"
0.59:38 - Marwan al-Sheikki (UA175)
1.01:52 - Ziad Jarrah (UA93)
1.03:06 - Hani Hanjour (AA77)
1.04:00 - The debunkers' positions
1.06:00 -  2 simulations of the Pentagon attack
1.13:10 - Someone knew?
1.16:40 - Airport security cameras
1.20.15 - The missing black boxes

PART 3 - THE AIRPLANES

1.26:50 - Passenger planes or military drones?
1.28:20 - Impossible speeds
1.37:30 - What happened to the passengers?
1.38:35 - The cellphone calls
1.48:30 - The debunkers' position
1.50:38 - If not from the planes, from where?


DVD 2
http://youtu.be/K7mDXHn_byA     (1m30s)

PART 4 - THE PENTAGON

0.02:35 - Downed light poles
0.03:30 - The missing plane
0.04:30 - The official version
0.05:24 - Problems with the official version
               (wing, ailerons, tail, engines)
0.13:09 - The mystery hole
0.14:10 - The debunkers' explanations
0.16:20 - Conclusions on damage analysis
0.17:00 - The missing tapes
0.18:30 - Security video analysis
0.23.40 - Pentagon summary

PART 5 - FLIGHT 93

0.24.15 - The empty hole
0.28.00 - The debunkers' explanations
0.33:00 - Plane crash or bomb explosion?
0.34:50 - The debris field
0.37.20 - The shootdown hypothesis
0.38:50 - The small white plane
0.41:40 - "Let's roll"
0.44:25 - Summary of Flight 93

PART 6 - THE TWIN TOWERS

0.45:10 - Introduction
0.47:45 - The Towers' small dirty secret
0.53:10 - Larry Silverstein
0.56:15 - NIST vs. Architects & Engineers
0.58:00 - Robust or fragile buildings?
1.04:45 - The initial collapse - Explanation #1
1.05:45 - The initial collapse - Explanation #2
1.07:35 - Problems with the official explanation
1.18:00 - The full collapse - No official explanation
1.18:50 - Law of physics violated
1.20:50 - The Twin Towers and freefall
1.27:50 - Debunkers' response to A&E

DVD 3
http://youtu.be/DegLpgJmFL8     (1m28s)

PART 6 - THE TWIN TOWERS (cont)

0.00:20 - The hypothesis of controlled demolitions
0.01:08 - Debunkers: "Impossible to place explosives"
0.07:34 - Explosions in the Twin Towers (witnesses)
0.15:00 - "Fuel in elevators shafts" theory
0.23:25 - Debunkers: "Explosions not recorded by tv cameras"
0.30:26 - Squibs
0.33:00 - Explosive force (montage)
0.35:00 - Ejecta
0.38:00 - Diagonal cuts
0.40:15 - What happened to the hat trusses?
0.42:20 - Extreme temperatures
0.45:30 - Debunkers' explanations
0.46:45 - Twisted and mangled beams
0.47:40 - Molten steel
0.51:05 - Molten concrete
0.53:50 - Pulverization
0.57:40 - Victims vaporized
1.02:20 - Conclusion on the Twin Towers

PART 7 - BUILDING 7
http://youtu.be/DegLpgJmFL8?t=1h5m20s

1.05:10 - Introduction
1.06:35 - Official version by NIST
1.09:36 - Collapse computer simulation
1.11:00 - Fire computer simulation
1.12:20 - Debunkers: "Building 7 weaker"
1.14:25 - Preknowledge
1.19:00 - Symmetry
1.20:00 - Freefall

EPILOGUE

1.22:30 - John McCain
1.24:35 - The last word