9/11 conspiracy theories: How they’ve evolved
Good summary of the five main conspiracy theories from 9/11 truthers along with rebuttals. Excerpt:
2. Collapse of the Twin Towers
The question: Why did the Twin Towers collapse so quickly, within their own footprint, after fires on a few floors that lasted only for an hour or two?
Conspiracy theorists say: The Twin Towers were destroyed by controlled demolitions. Theories relate to the rapid collapse (about 10 seconds), the relatively short-lived fires (56 minutes in World Trade Center 2 or 102 minutes in World Trade Center 1), reports of the sounds of explosions shortly before the collapse, and the violent ejections that could be seen at some windows many floors below the collapse.
Official reports say: An extensive inquiry by the National Institute of Standards and Technology concluded that the planes severed and damaged support columns and dislodged fire-proofing.
Around 10,000 gallons of jet fuel were spewed over many floors starting widespread fires. Temperatures of up to 1,000C caused the floors to sag and the perimeter columns to bend, causing the sounds of “explosions”.
The massive weight of the floors dropped, creating a dynamic load far in excess of what the columns were designed for. Debris was forced out of the windows as the floors above collapsed.
Controlled demolition is always carried out from the bottom floors up, yet this collapse started at the top.
No evidence has ever been found of explosive charges despite the extensive hand searches and there is no evidence of any pre-cutting of columns or walls, which is routinely carried out in a controlled demolition.
But of course, truthers are immune to evidence contrary to their views, simply and automatically filing it as further proof of how far the consirpacy goes 9_9 Example from the article’s comments:
I suppose all those deniers who think the US gov knew nothing of 9/11 and believe all the reports are correct unbiased versions of events also believe the same of the ‘dodgy dossier’ where we were told Iraq could launch chemical weapons in 15 min.
How many WOMD were found again someone remind me?
Lulz. This person doesn’t seem to realize they’ve refuted their own point - if the US gov’t was sophisticated and wily enough to stage 9/11 - and keep it covered up this long - why didn’t they also have the ability to fake WMD stockpiles in Iraq, instead of admitting in the end that there weren’t any?