Originally Posted by Trogdor the Burninator
Yep - the same tired old questions, over and over. The same nutjob queries about missiles hitting the pentagon and nano-thermite. The same contradictions in their own theories.
I think we need a Christiand for 9/11 Truther truth group.
I admit that I don't believe at all the official version of what happened on 9/11. I also agree that the website linked by the OP left a lot to be desired.
So in the hopes of having a good discussion about the matter, here are some questions I have about 9/11:
How do you explain the appearance of the collapse of building 7? (to me, this is the smoking gun) If a building is damaged due to fire or debris and collapses, wouldn't it collapse in a haphazard manner? Instead, the building 7 collapse appears to be a perfect text-book building demolition. People conducting building demolitions would love it if all their building drops looked like building 7. I clearly remember the interstate bank fire in los angeles back in 1989. It's an 80 story building iirc. They had 4 floors burn out around 20 floors up. The fire was so bad, you could see light through the building. Only the steel columns were left. That fire burned all night. The building was repaired and is still standing today.
Where is the airplane debris in the pennsylvania crash? Every plan crash picture I've ever seen has airplane parts, seats, luggage, etc scattered everywhere. Where's the airplane?
Where is the airplane debris at the pentagon? They showed a few pieces. But it doesn't appear to be anywhere near enough debris. And industry experts who were familiar with the design of the 757 said they weren't parts from a 757. And like PA, no seats, luggage, etc.
How does a 757 fit through a 16' hole in the side of the pentagon, with no damage to the building surrounding the hole? Shouldn't the engines or vertical stabilizer damage the building? The official explanation is that the wings, engines, and horizontal and vertical stabilizers neatly folded up behind the fuselage and entered that 16' hole. Shouldn't the wings have been sheered off and left outside the building?
There's eyewitness accounts (people who were inside the pentagon right next to where it hit) who claim that people ran back into the hole to find survivors. How is this possible? The government claims that the entire airplane was incinerated in the fire.
If the fire at the pentagon was hot enough to incinerate metal airplane pieces, why are there photos in the hole showing wood and paper items not damaged at all?
How does a pilot who nearly failed flight school in a small aircraft execute a nearly impossible maneuver right before the pentagon impact in a plane he's never flown before? ATC workers were convinced it was a military fighter plane because of how it was flying.
How is it that at least 6 of the original hijackers are still alive? They were even interviewed by the BBC.
There were 83 (iirc) cameras in view of the spot where the plane hit the pentagon. Within minutes of the pentagon being hit, men from the government confiscated them all. Not one frame showing an airplane has ever been released. Releasing just one frame would be enough to silence the truthers, yet they don't.
How is it that molten steel is seen pouring out of the towers when the laws of physics say a kerosene fire gets nowhere near hot enough to liquefy steel?
When kerosene burns, it produced black smoke. What is the white smoke seen coming out of the towers?
If the fire in the towers was hot enough to melt steel, why are there pictures clearly showing survivors standing and waiving at people in the same area?
Why were the tail numbers from two of the four 9/11 planes spotted at o'hare a few years later?
Why is there thermite residue in the dust?
I have many more questions, but this is a good start.
And there's a lot of coincidences:
Larry Silverstein signing the 99 year lease on the WTC complex and renegotiating the insurance to specifically include planes crashing into the building.
The collapse sure made for a convenient solution to the massive $1 billion asbestos problem in the WTC towers.
A bush family member controlling the security company for the WTC complex right up to 9/11.
Condoleeza Rice warning a senator friend of hers on 9/10 not to fly the next day.
Documents detailing the missing $2 trillion at the pentagon, and documents detailing the Enron scandal were kept in two locations. One was WTC 7, the other was the exact spot where the pentagon was hit.
Much of the country was in the middle of a training exercise on the day of 9/11. The scenario in the training exercise was that hijackers took control of airplanes with the intention to fly them into the towers and other targets. How's that for a coincidence?
I've seen a few sites trying to answer some of these questions and debunk truthers. But so far, all of their arguments have been very weak. I have yet to see good answers to any of these questions. And that's after quite a bit of research.
There's a lot of ideas out there as to what really happened and what the reasons were. But as far as I'm concerned, there's not enough information to connect the dots. But I'm convinced the government is lying. I have my own theories about what really happened and why. But without more info, it's just speculation.