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Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Tinfoil Hat Time


New York magazine has a crazy piece on 9/11 this month.

The Ground Zero Grassy Knoll

Basically, the mag covers the folks who are asking questions about 9/11: A nifty way of getting into some tinfoil hat kinda stuff...
An official explanation has been offered up: The nation was attacked by the forces of radical Islam led by Osama bin Laden and his Al Qaeda jihadists.

Again, this narrative has been accepted by many.

But not all.


How, if no steel-frame building had ever collapsed from fire, did three such edifices fall that day, including 7 World Trade Center, which was not hit by any airplane?

And why, if hydrocarbon-fueled fire maxes out at 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit and steel melts at 2,700 degrees, did the towers weaken sufficiently to fall in such a short time—only 56 minutes in the case of the South Tower?

And why, if the impact destroyed the planes’ supposedly crash-proof flight-recorder black boxes, was the FBI able to find, in perfect condition, the passport of Satam al Suqami, one of the alleged American Airlines Flight 11 hijackers?

And how to explain the nonperformance of the FAA and NORAD?

How could they, an hour after the first World Trade Center crash, allow an obviously hostile airplane to smash into the Pentagon, headquarters of the entire military-industrial complex, for chrissakes?

And why did the Defense Department choose to stage an extraordinary number of military exercises on 9/11—occupying matériel and spreading confusion about who was who on that day?
Some of my friends hate it when I talk about "the possibility," but - hey, you know - it's a fun way to spend free time.

Read the whole piece.

More later...


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