9/11 Conspiracy Theory: The Litmus Test of Gullibility
More than a decade after the 9/11 attack conspiracy theories are still rife. It is important to know the truth and what feeds this conspiracy.
My goal is not to prove that the US government is innocent or it may not have had any role in it. It is entirely possible that, as John F Kennedy said, there is a shadow government behind everything who feeds wars for its own nefarious agenda. And it is also possible that Osama Bin Laden was assisted by this cabal. That is however, a different subject. My goal is to debunk multiple claims that are made concerning the 9/11 attacks some of which can be seen in this video. Please watch before continuing.
Well, it sound convincing, doesn’t it? Now let us go over the claims one by one and uncover the deception. The myths promoted are as follow:
Myth 1 – The Collapse of the Building 7
One question that the conspiracy theorists ask is, why a third sky scraper at the WTC that was not hit by the planes collapsed?
I quote the following paragraph from Wikipedia:
“The working hypothesis, released in the June 2004 progress report and reiterated in a June 2007 status update, was that an initial failure in a critical column occurred below the 13th floor, caused by damage from fire and/or debris from the collapse of the two main towers. The collapse progressed vertically up to the east mechanical penthouse. The interior structure was unable to handle the redistributed load, resulting in horizontal progression of the failure across lower floors, particularly the 5th to 7th floors. This resulted in “a disproportionate collapse of the entire structure”
Answer: The insurance company agreed to replace the building. This cost them seven billion dollars.
Firstly, insurance companies don’t pay the owners if their buildings are damaged or destroyed. The insurance is for replacement cost. Therefore, Larry Silverstein, the lease holder of the building did not and could not collect one dime from that seven billion dollars. That money was paid to a contractor hired by the insurance company to replace the building. This is the normal procedure.
Secondly, would the insurance company pay so much money if the building was fraudulently destroyed? Wouldn’t they send their own inspector to verify the legitimacy of the claim? Seven billion dollars is not small money. If they paid that money it is because they were convinced of no foul play.
Thirdly, who would have benefited from the destruction of that building? If the intent was to kill people, as the conspiracy theorists want us to believe, that goal was not achieved. So if the official explenation that says the building had suffered fatal damages due to the fall of the derbies from the two WTC towers is not true what other motive can these conspiracists think of?
The video claims that Larry Silverstein is on tape saying he ordered the New York Fire Department to “pull it.”
Think about this for a moment. Would a fire department pull down a perfectly safe building just because its owner orders them to do it? How can any rational person believe in such a fairy-tale?
To answer this first argument one does not have to be a building engineer or have any knowledge of structures. All one needs is a little commonsense — a commodity that is not that common.
If the conspiracists thought for one moment, they would know that reality does not work like that. Fire departments are not in the business of demolition. Even though they may break a door or a window to save life they receive no training in demolitions, let alone the demolition of a sky scrapers that requires knowledge of engineering and weeks, if not months of preparation.
Do the New York fire fighters receive training how to knock down sky scrapers? That is silly. Would they enter a precarious building, risking their lives perforating the columns and inserting dynamites in them? How come none of them complained that is not their job?
How can any sane person believe in this balderdash? If you ever thought this story may be possible, now you know you are not as smart as you thought.
This picture shows the damage sustained by Building 7 and why it became necessary to bring it down.
The following paragraph is taken from Wikipedia
After the North Tower collapsed, some firefighters entered 7 World Trade Center to search the building. They attempted to extinguish small pockets of fire, but low water pressure hindered their efforts. Over the course of the day fires burned out of control on several floors of 7 World Trade Center, the flames visible on the east side of the building. During the afternoon, fire was also seen on floors 6–10, 13–14, 19–22, and 29–30. In particular, the fires on floors 7 through 9 and 11 through 13 continued to burn out of control during the afternoon. At approximately 2:00 pm, firefighters noticed a bulge in the southwest corner of 7 World Trade Center between the 10th and 13th floors, a sign that the building was unstable and might collapse. During the afternoon, firefighters also heard creaking sounds coming from the building. Around 3:30 pm FDNY Chief Daniel Nigro decided to halt rescue operations, surface removal, and searches along the surface of the debris near 7 World Trade Center and evacuate the area due to concerns for the safety of personnel. At 5:20:33 pm EDT the building started to collapse, with the crumble of the east mechanical penthouse, and at 5:21:10 pm EDT it collapsed completely.
Myth 2: Fire alone is not enough to collapse steel buildings.
The conspiracists argue that considering that Meridian Plaza in Philadelphia burned for 19 hours and yet it never collapsed how could the twin towers fall after one and two hours of burning. They also ask, “How could the jet fuel have caused the collapse when the Federal Emergency Management has stated that most of the jet fuel was gone in the initial fire ball?” Moreover, they ask, “How could the fires have caused the collapse at all since tests by Cardington found that steel buildings survive fires with temperatures beyond the range possible with Jet Fuel? Since the black smoke coming from the buildings indicates that the fire was oxygen starved and could not have reached its maximum degrees of 1,800 degrees Fahrenheit and steel melt at much higher temperature of 2,500 degrees Fahrenheit, how could cleanup crews have found melted steel in the basements?”
Answer: When a steel structure high-rise catches fire, the only fuel is the furniture inside the building. This does not produce enough heat to melt the steel structure.
When thousands of liters of jet fuel burst at once in a closed space the heat generated is a lot hotter. It’s no longer just heat but a bomb. That is because the heat is trapped. A log burned inside a woodstove can generate more heat than if it is burned in an open space where heat can dissipate into the atmosphere.
However, the buildings were not collapsed because the steel columns melted. They collapsed because the structure was damaged and rendered precarious. The heat softened the steel and allowed it to bend precipitating the collapse. It was an added element, but not the main cause.
The South Building fell after just one hour because the weight above the damage was more than that of North Building that fell after two hours burning.
Structural damage alone was enough to make the buildings collapse. That was what happened to Building 7.
In June 1995 the Sampoong Department Store in Korea a building just six story tall collapsed because of structural failure. At first minor cracks started to show. The cracks widened gradually. It took several days after the cracks were discovered for the structure to finally give in. With so much weight above the point of impact causing so much damage to the columns, the two towers were doomed even without a fire.
Myth 3: Super thermite was used to increase the heat.
“Physicists” such as Steven E. Jones and Niels Harrit have claimed that within the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center towers lies evidence of “a highly engineered explosive.” They are pointing to traces of active thermitic material, a substance that produces intense localized heat when burned that was found among the rubles in Ground Zero.
Answere: Super thermite can only generate intense heat in small areas. Painting it on one inch thick steel, which is the the thickness of the steel used in building the columns of WTC, and setting it on fire does not make the steal hot enough to bend. In fact the fuel will end before the other side of the steel gets hot. This theory is completely unscientific. But where did the traces of super thermite come from?
Active thermitic material is a combination of elemental aluminum and iron oxide in form of thermite known as “nanostructured super-termite.” It is used in steel cutting and welding, fireworks shows, hand grenades and demolition.
After the collapse of the buildings the columns had to be cut so they could be removed. This allowed thermite to be scattered all over the place and that is the reason melted steel was found on the site. You can find this material on the floors of any welding shop.
So much for the erudition of these two “physicists!” Are these people real or just hired actors? Any thing is possible when it comes to Jessy Ventura. Everything about this man is fake, starting from his wrestling. He is in the business of entertainment and make belief. Anything that would attract audience and make him richer will do.
Myth 4: The impact of the wind and storm is greater than the impact of the airliners
One question the conspiracy theorists ask is, “how could the airliners’ impact have caused the collapse when wind gust and storms had at times been greater than the impact of the airliners?” They argue that the buildings were designed to stand the wind force gust of 140 mph that cause a sheer lateral force of 11,000,000 pounds, which exceeds that resulted by the jets.
This is sheer deception. No one has said that the buildings fell because of the impact. The 11,000,000 pound force is sustained by the entire structure, whereas the passenger jets hit only a small area of the façade. This localized force was enough to destroy some of the columns. The buildings did not bend because of the impact. They collapsed because of the damage caused to the columns that gave in to the weight of 20 and 40 stories above them.
A bullet that can cause sever damage to your body or even kill you. But if you wear a bullet proof vest, the impact of the bullet is distributed which may slightly push you without even making you fall. While the impact of the wind is distributed the impact of the panes were localized which caused structural damage.
Myth 5: The Twin Towers were destroyed through Controlled demolition.
Another question asked is, “how could the buildings collapse with the speed of gravity? Each floor hit, should have slowed the fall. This couldn’t have happened without explosives placed inside the structure. “
Answer: This question may confound those who have little understanding of physics. Why should the floors have slowed down the fall? The weight of the material falling becomes bigger and bigger as it goes down. If the first floor below the impact could not resist that weigh falling on it there is no reason to expect that the floors beneath it would resist. All floors were built with similar strength but the weight falling on each lower floor was greater than the the one supported by the upper floors. Floors are built to support the weight of people and furniture. They are not designed to support the falling weight of thousands of tons of concrete. Construction workers know that floors cannot support a lot of weight and while storing the construction materials they never put too much weight in one spot. No floor can stand the falling weight of 20 or 40 story building. Often the falling weight of one story is enough for the lower floor to give in.
Myth 6: Explosives were used to demolish the buildings
This claim is the crux of this conspiracy theory and it is the easiest to disprove.
A few eye witnesses have claimed that they heard several explosions. Jesse Ventura, the conspiracy theorist enthusiast, has interviewed several people who claim they heard, two, three, four, and up to ten explosions. This means that with the exception of one, all others lied to him, or merely they are confused people. Or perhaps he hired them to act.
There are many videos showing the entire event. None of those videos show any explosion. The huge dust created is caused by the crushing of the concrete.
The best way to debunk the theory of controlled demolition is to watch the collapse of the WTC towers and compare them with controlled demolitions.
In controlled demolitions the columns are perforated and dynamite is placed inside them. When they are detonated the building falls and get crushed as the floors hit the ground. In controlled demolition, the demolition happens from bottom up.
Here are a few demonstrations of controlled demolition. Note how elaborate is the process of preparing a building for demolition. Did all these preparations happen in the offices of people in WTC under their nose without anyone noticing?
The collapse of the WTC is very different. All the videos show that the demolition is taking place from top to bottom. While the upper floors are being destroyed the floors below them are still standing. They fall as soon as they are hit by the weight of the falling debris.
It takes only a few minutes of attentively watching the videos of the falling of the twin towers to dismiss all these conspiracy theories. If you watch carefully you will see that the floors below the impact are standing intact when the upper floors fall on them, which means no demolition took place below them and the whole argument of controlled demolition is discredited. This is all we need to dismiss other claims. Compare this fall with the falls of many other controlled demolitions. You will see the difference. In controlled demolition all the floors fall together. Whereas the lower portion of the WTC towers are standing firm until they are hit from above.
This is all you need to watch to see this conspiracy theory is a big lie. You don’t have to be a building engineer or even an intellectual giant. All you need is to have a little bit of commonsense. That is what most people lack. We humans are victims of our own gullibility. We let ourselves to be fooled because we don’t learn critical thinking. We are a stupid species. This is the reason behind our never ending misery. Isn’t the election of Obama proof enough that masses of humanity are just plainly stupid? The majority of mankind all over the world thought this mentally sick man is the Messiah. It is the same people who believe in 9/11 conspiracy theory. These very people have swallowed Obama’s fake birth certificate hook line and sinker and derogatorily call those who point out to all the evidence, “the birthers.” How is it that some people see black as white and white as black? Stupidity is indeed a bottomless pit.
The following is a computer generated simulation of how the buildings collapsed.
Myth 7: The top part of the buildings fell over so there was no weight on floors below.
Another question asked is, “How could the twin towers fall straight down when the damage and resulting fires were only to one corner two sides? Only the tops of the twin towers should have fallen, and they should have fallen over not straight down. In fact the top of one tower did fall unto building 4, so there was no building weight to crush the floors below. So what caused the collapse of those floors?”
Answer: The upper part of the building did not fall over, but collapsed over the lower floors. Considering the area of he floors it would have been impossible for the top par to fall over. Here is the picture that shows it.
Secondly why should the building with such a huge footprint fall over? This would have required an enormous lateral force. If the only force in action was gravity there is no reason for the top parts to fall over. Once two sides and the core of the building gave in the rest of the columns did not have the strength to hold the building in place. They bent and the building fell on itself.
This picture is enough to see that the floors below had no chance of standing that weight. The top floors with the weight of 40 stories fell faster than the one with 20 stories.
The pictures and videos of the twin towers’ collapse also belie the claim of the conspiracy theories that they were demolished from the basement. Had this been the case they would have fallen over on other buildings like this building in Philippines
Here is a simulation of the collapse of the twin towers.
Myth 8: The hijackers could not fly.
One of the hijackers’ flight-instructor has said, “I’m still to this day amazed that he could have flown into the Pentagon. He could not fly at all.”
The hijackers did not have to learn how to take off or land the planes. Steering them in the air does not require a lot of training. That is all they wanted to learn to perpetrated this crime.
Assuming the fanatical Islamic terrorists who cheerfully seek martyrdom to go to heaven were not piloting the planes, who piloted them? Who else is so eager to commit suicide?
The argument is so idiotic that it does not need any refutation. But it gives us a glimpse into the devious minds of the conspiracy theorists and the gullibility of those who accept them.
The absurdities do not end here. The conspiracists ask. “Isn’t it too much of a coincidence that four hijacked airplanes had only 20% to 50% of their seats filled, while all other transcontinental that day had 70% to 90% of their seats occupied?”
I don’t know how many seats in those hijacked planes were occupied and whether this was highly irregular. The objective of these conspiracy theorists is only to confound and we will see why below. However, let us give them the benefit of the doubt and accept this claim. What are they trying to prove? That those who planned the destruction of the WTC and caused the death of 3000 people were concerned about saving the lives of a few dozen more Americans and hence they decided not to fill the planes with passengers? If the intent was to kill and this was all planned by Bush, Chaney and Condoleezza Rice why not fill the planes to the maximum capacity?
Liars are inconsistent. The goal is to sling so much mud in the hope that some of it may stick. This deceitful kind of presenting arguments is typical of all bankrupt ideologies that rely on lies to come to power. It was practiced by the Nazis in Germany, the fascists in Italy, the communists all over the world, and now by the leftists and of course by Muslims who have been lying for 1400 years. These hate mongers rely on the power of the big lie. The bigger the lie the more credible it sounds.
The New Blood Libel
During the middle Ages in Europe, on Passover, the bizarre blood libel accusations were often leveled against the Jews. These accusations usually led to violent attacks against Jewish communities. There were hundreds of blood libels throughout history, resulting in the deaths of thousands. The blood libel theme rarely deviated. A child–almost always a young boy–was lost. Allegations then arose that the Jews murdered him and used his blood for ritual purposes. Usually those leveling the accusations had murdered the child themselves in order to accuse the Jews. Sometimes the child was a victim of an accident or later found unharmed. The cruelest methods of torture were often used to force confessions and the fabricated charges would serve as a pretext to slander and attack Jewish communities.
By the 14th century, ritual murder charges became common at Passover time. The fact that human sacrifice and the use of even animal blood for any purpose are strictly forbidden according to Jewish law did not matter to those perpetrators and believers of lies. Reason is abandoned when hatred and ignorance rule. Repudiations of blood libels by many popes throughout the ages did little or nothing to stop them.
To this day in many Arab countries Muslims promote this libel against the Jews to demonize them and arouse hatred against them. This libel is exposed, however the hatred against the Jews is still alive. The Jew haters have now invented a new libel – the 9/11 conspiracy theory. According to this theory, it was not the Muslims who perpetrated the carnage in the September of 2001, but it was Mossad, the national intelligence agency of Israel, with the help of the CIA and Bush administration.
A variety of motives are suggested, including: to cause the United States to attack enemies of Israel; to divert public attention away from Israel’s treatment of Palestinians; to help Zionists take control of world affairs; and to persuade Americans to support Israel.
Some proponents of this believe that Jewish employees were forewarned by Israeli intelligence to skip work on September 11, resulting in no Jewish deaths at the World Trade Center. According to Cinnamon Stillwell, some 9/11 conspiracy theorists put this number as high as 4,000 Jewish people skipping work. This was first reported on September 17 by the Lebanese Hezbollah-owned satellite television channel Al-Manar.
The number of Jews who died in the attacks is variously estimated at between 270 and 400. The lower figure tracks closely with the percentage of Jews living in the New York area and partial surveys of the victims’ listed religion.
Who is behind this conspiracy theory?
Lies are promoted because someone benefits from them. Who benefits from spreading this lie?
It is not difficult to see who benefits. Muslims and the leftists are the ones who benefit.
Osama Bin Laden, who has called this attack ghazwah, (raid) has gloated about his success. The hijackers are lauded by many Muslim jihadi sites. Isn’t that enough evidence that Muslims were behind it?
Al-Muhajiroun led by Omar Bakri Muhammad and Anjem Choudary organized a conference “The Magnificent 19”, praising the September 11 attacks.
These are facts that the conspiracy theorists ignore, but they cling to baseless theories, none of which is logical or scientific.
Bertrand Russell said, “If a man is offered a fact which goes against his instincts, he will scrutinize it closely, and unless the evidence is overwhelming, he will refuse to believe it. If, on the other hand, he is offered something which affords a reason for acting in accordance to his instincts, he will accept it even on the slightest evidence. The origin of myths is explained in this way.”
This explains why this stupid conspiracy theory is accepted by so many gullible folk. People who believe in this lie are not just gullible. They must be inclined to believe in lies and in evil. Millions of Germans believed in Hitler’s big lies because they wanted. Some of them resisted and fought back. Being rational or stupid is a choice.
The objective of conspiracy theories is to confound and distract people so the enemy is not stopped. Muslims on one hand lionize the hijackers and at the same time they deny they had anything to do with it. With one side of their mouths they say America had it coming and with the other side they shift the blame on the Jews and the CIA and Bush. This is all taqiyah. And of course the leftist useful idiots are always on the side of whoever is against America. The more confusion is created the more votes they can grab. They know that their only hope to come to power and stay in power is through lies. Anything that can smear America is welcomed. Any absurdity that can blame the Jews is accepted. They prefer lies to truth even when there is no evidence to support them.
The 9/11 carnage was inspired by the Quran; it was devised by Muslim mujahids; it was perpetrated by Islamic fighters; it was hailed by Muslims as their great victory and was cheerfully celebrated throughout the Muslim world. Yet none of that matters to the conspiracy theorists.
The reason Muslims promote this conspiracy is clear. It is their new blood libel against the Jews. But antisemitism is alive even among non-Muslims. The people who incinerated six million Jews are still alive, hidden among us. Their modus operandi is to win through lies and since most humans are naturally gullible with little or not critical thinking, they have a large audience.
Millions of Germans and other Europeans believed in the lies of Hitler. They remained silent while he massacred millions. But everyone paid dearly. Over 50 million people from all over the world were killed as the result.
These hate mongers and masters of lies are back again, this time they operate as leftists helping Muslims to conquer and destroy humanity. Of course, they too, like those who fell for the lies of Hitler, will also become victims of this lie. But stupid people will do what stupid people do. They naturally gravitate towards lies and evil.
There is an excellent article on the absurdity of this conspiracy theory. Here is a quote from that article:
1. A good conspiracy theory suggests that the government is competent enough to map out the strategy, plan the mission, subvert the individuals required to run the plot and then carry it out without getting caught. For anyone who has ever worked for government, it is known that the level of competency required to create such a conspiracy is beyond that of virtually any government – democratic or otherwise.
2. A conspiracy theory assumes that the government pays its employees enough to remain silent. Given the untold millions that could be made by a single book deal revealing the conspiracy and the relatively low rates of pay in government, this is obviously a ludicrous suggestion.
3. The 9/11 conspiracy theory assumes that the rank and file worker in government who helped carry out the conspiracy would tolerate and assist in the mass murder of their fellow citizens. This might be a fair criticism of senior political leaders in some states, but it is a slanderous accusation for the vast majority of government workers in democratic states.
Please read all this article here. 9/11 Conspiracy Theories – Debunking Richard Gage
And here is another very good article on the subject.
Lies will keep spreading as long as truth remains hidden. Those who fabricate lies and spread them don’t have our best interest in mind. Let us spread the truth and put an end to this devious lie.
If Jesse Ventura had put a fraction of the work that he has put on his biceps in developing his brain, he wouldn’t have made that conspiracy movie about 9/11. One person asked him whether he is going to make a documentary on Obama’s ineligibility. His response was no. He added that it does not bother him at all. The biggest fraud on the American people does not bother this man but he has no problem deceiving the public with lies and blaming the victim when an external enemy attacks America.
The problem is not Jesse Ventura. He is after money and lacks patriotism. The problem are the ordinary Americnas who watch his stupid programs and and make him rich. The problem is that Americans no longer can distinguish between friends and enemy, or even truth and falsehood. Such a nation is doomed and we can see that happening.