Monday, March 19, 2007

Loose Change

Found a copy of "Loose Change" stuck under my windshield wiper after the demonstration Saturday. I was glad to finally get a chance to see it after hearing so much about it. If you're not familiar with it, it deals with the theory that the twin towers were taken down by explosive charges and was all part of a plot by the government. Well I don't dispute that the government had a hand, either directly or in-directly because I am familiar with the story of Operation Northwoods and the concept of the government staging phoney attacks on US for the purpose of instigating war and I don't dispute that notion. But there is nothing legitimate to this twin tower theory. The structure of the building was such that if intense fire were to contact the floor connections at either the outer wall or the inner service tube, that there was the possibility of structural failure of the connections which in turn would cause the collapse of one floor upon another, multiplying the force as each floor pancakes onto the next one below. The movie states that steel does NOT melt at the temperatures stated for burning jet fuel, but yet disregards the fact that steel loses its structural integrity well before it reaches the molten state. If you look at pictures of burned out buildings that had steel floor and roof supports, you will see steel that looks like wet noodles. Pools of molten steel found in the sub-basement area were cited as further proof of sabotage, however, the immense pressure and friction created by the millions of tons of falling material would easily reduce the steel structure to molten state. Bend a paper clip back and forth until it breaks and then feel the heat at the breaking point and you will get a very small example of the dynamics at work. The level of friction and stress generated by the collapsing building is incomprehensible to most people, a very high magnitude. The crux of the theory is that explosive charges were placed in the basement and lower floors and the observation of light flashes and blown out windows are cited as proof. Yet all of these observations occured after the tower began it's final collapse and can be more logically explained as being caused, again by the immense pressures generated by the collapse itself.
I don't wish to excuse or to take sides with the government on this issue because I do believe that there was complicity on their part. It's just more likely to be something more along the lines of knowing of the attack and allowing it to happen, possibly even not realizing that the buildings would collapse. It's even possible that the government itself put forth the "conspiracy theory" as a means of covering up the real truth to the events, similar to the UFO theories that they started in regards to Area 51 and its real use as a weapons development center that was in serious violation of international treaties as well as environmental regulations.
Other more tantalizing questions arising from that day and cited in the movie, are the questions of how a large commercial airliner could go through the side of the Pentagon and only leave a 16' diameter hole and the lack of titanium debris ( the turbine fans and many other jet parts are made of titanium and take extremely high temperatures to vaporize) found at the scene. The evidence at the crash site in Pennsylvania of Flight 93 is also very questionable to say the least.
So see the movie if you can, since it is apparently causing quite a ruckus. But view it with a grain of salt. There are plenty of other more verifiable issues that we have with our government that if tried and proven could put many of them away for several consecutive life sentences and I don't think this distraction of the towers serves us to meet that goal. Arrest the Bush Administration for war crimes against humanity, how's that for starters?


At 3/20/2007 3:41 AM, Blogger Mariamariacuchita said...

I have heard many of these theories- some seem like they have possibilities, some seem like paranoia.

At 3/20/2007 6:38 PM, Blogger UNDER(/)ATH said...

that guy on loose change was good though... he did his homework and he has a very good arguement.

At 3/21/2007 5:43 AM, Blogger bluegrrrrl said...

Although I don't buy the entire argument about the white house engineering the 9/11 attacks, I thought this video was very well done. Several of my students wrote papers on it a year ago, and I was surprised that even the most conservative of them were completely persuaded by this video.

I agree wholeheartedly that our priority needs to lie with arresting and trying Bush for war crimes. Theorizing about what really happened to the towers isn't going to stop this abominable war...or Bush's quest for more power, money, blood, and oil.

At 3/26/2007 6:49 AM, Blogger wishblog said...

My conspiracy theory is that al queda is a branch of saudi intelligence. The reason they have been no more attacks is because we did what the wanted, we took out Saddam. He was a threat to nobody but Saudi Arabia, and was a secularist, the thing the wahabis hate most of all.. As oft eh Pentagon damage, that building was designed just before WWII, and was made to be bomb proof.. No mystery there.. The whole design of concentric rings is designed to limit bomb damage, where as the WTC was designed to make maximum space for the money. They did build in some impact protection, but not enough.

The real cover up on the WTC was the NYPD's decision to not evacuate immediately.


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