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Published: Tuesday, April 7 2009 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Jessica

I am honestly unsure of what to think. Here are some random thoughts.

1. A good possibility is not that there was a government conspiracy but that, since so many high-ranking officials wanted war, the government had no incentive to look for and prevent attacks.

2. I don't trust the sources for the WTC dust samples. Who are these people? Did they have access to thermite? What were their motives for saving the dust and turning it over to researchers?

3. Realistically, everything we know about the 911 attacks comes from the media,which probably got their information from the government. Given the way the government lied about the Iraq War, there is no reason to believe it told the truth about 911.

4. All the sources for information are therefore suspect and we must conclud that we simply don't know.

Jessica

brisa

One either has to believe in the laws of physics relative to conservation of momentum or trust that the official narrative of the 911 atrocity is true. They are mutually exclusive.

Objects or buildings that fall at a free-fall rate fall with no resistance. Discounting air resistance, this is the case with WTC1, 2 and especially building 7. The actual rate of the collapse of these three structures as corroborated by unspinnable video evidence, exposes the fallacious nature of the official explanation. A free-fall rate of collapse is only possible if all structural integrity is eliminated just ahead of the collapse wave. This set of parameters can only be accounted for by the controlled demolition of these buildings.

Every American has to decide whether to trust this government and corporate controlled news media or whether to apply some critical thinking skills in the evaluation of widely disseminated information concerning the 911 atrocity. Since my government has a long history of protecting me from the truth for my own good, I'll stick with Newton and Galileo.

sdemetri

Good to see so many positive comments. The peer reviewed article is yet more proof the official conspiracy theory is full of holes and indefensible.

Gravitational Collapse

I dont have a lot of patience or interest in conspiracy theories, however, Ive always been particularly troubled by two issues regarding the attacks in New York. If the collapse of the towers was gravitational, how is it possible that multi-ton steel sections were ejected laterally up to 600 feet? Secondly, the remains of approximately 1000 of the WTC victims were never identified. Its reported that thousands of unidentified humans remains were recovered that are less than 3 inches. Is a building collapse powerful enough to reduce the remains of the victims to mere shards? Are these phenomena (i.e., the lateral building ejections and shards of human remains) better explained by the energy available in a gravitational collapse or by some type of explosive event? I dont want to believe that its the latter.

I SEE I AM NOT BLIND

I have seen this for a long time. When DNews first reported Dr Jones findings a few years ago I was interested. We did some investigation ourselves and studied the structures and how they were built. We saw the massive columns of steel that were placed in the center. These buildings were built to withstand hurricanes and earthquakes. The airplanes look like toothpicks in comparison. The massive core would have taken days to melt with a continuous fire. Airplane fuel could in no way get hot enough regardless of what the news tells us to melt those structures. We have a plasma cutter in our machine shop that cuts through 1/2 inch plate with a white intense flame with great force. We consider it a miracle. It would be a miracle for those planes to have brought those buildings down. DIDN'T HAPPEN COULDN'T HAPPEN!

Jeff R

Some people just cant face reality. No building is designed to take huge airliner with thousands of gallons of highly flammable jet fuel straight into the core. This event never happend before this so we dont know how a building is going to react. Plus the WTC was not designed to take a straight freefall of thousands of tons of concrete and steel on the underlying floors. No building is designed for that. So those who think the government is out to get us needs to sit down and think about their lives. What about the plane that hit the pentagon and the other that crashed in Penn???? The 9/11 conspericy is a joke and is what missinformed people think of first. "Oh it must have been the government"! No, it was jihadist terrorists bent on death and destruction for the US. I have been to Iraq and know how that religion feels about us. Look what happend after 9/11..... Americans banded together and rebuilt our economy and helped eachother. We need that America back, and we need it back soon. We are on a path of self destruction because of this king of thinking.

Gretavo

Jessica, I commend you for keeping an open mind, but I would say in response to your conclusion that we should never give up trying to determine the truth about something this importnat. It would be one thing if we had a real national discussion with all viewpoints represented--but we haven't! We have been fighting for years just to get people to open their minds and take these issues seriously. A good place to start learning what we know and don't know is the work of Prof. David ay Griffin. His latest book, The New Pearl Harbor Revisited, is the best, most up-to-date survey of the various issues involved. We cannot sell ourselves short and assume that the truth is unknowable. With enough of us working together to expose just what is known to be false we will create the pressure needed for those with the power to conduct a real investigation to do so. Our country, the world, and especially the victims of 9/11 deserve nothing less.

Gravitational Collapse

I dont have a lot of patience or interest in conspiracy theories, however, Ive always been particularly troubled by two issues regarding the attacks in New York. If the collapse of the towers was gravitational, how is it possible that multi-ton steel sections were ejected laterally up to 600 feet? Secondly, the remains of approximately 1000 of the WTC victims were never identified. Its reported that thousands of unidentified humans remains were recovered that are less than 3 inches. Is a building collapse powerful enough to reduce the remains of the victims to mere shards? Are these phenomena (i.e., the lateral building ejections and shards of human remains) better explained by the energy available in a gravitational collapse or by some type of explosive event? I dont want to believe that its the latter.

Sebbel

Two years ago a recognized a video about WTC7 and I began to do my own research. Its true, all informations are second hand but there are so many high ranking officials, engineers and scientist who claims that it is a cover up story.

Please watch this film on youtube or wherever you can find it - "How the Towers Fell" (1 of 13)-Architect Richard Gage - . The speaker is a scientist and architect and apparently the head of the initiative "Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth". Over 600 of them have yet signed the petition demanding of Congress a truly independent investigation.

Why should they jeoperdize their reputation, if the whole story is a consiracy? Because they know that the official story is not true. They matched all the facts but they dont fit.

The speaker in this film describes how a theory has to be varified and than delivers all facts that can be seen in the original footage of the networks etc. At least everybody has to rethink the official story and maybe arrive to the same conclusion, these architects came to. Dont believe the media!

Dave

Thanks for the great reporting, it takes courage to put out something this controversial. I can see plenty of passionate people on here posting various comments about what they think happened. I think we can all agree that there are unanswered questions and I am glad people like Dr. Jones are actively seeking the truth.

The real k9

What is wrong with you people? Do you think a buildings just fall down when you crash a plane into them? What about the tons of bombs that were dropped in Germany in world war II on buildings that did not have steel reinforcement? Did they all colapse? No they didn't. But, I don't think it was a government cover up either. What about the possibility that there was a backup plan if the planes didn't work? Could terrorists have been bringing in explosives for months before 9/11? In the form of cars or a multiple of other ways. I thought it was very odd for a building to to fall to the ground from being hit so high up. It doesn't make sense. Is it so hard to believe that something else was going on? Could these terrorists have planned a foolproof way to bring these buildings down? I think it would be very easy to sneak explosives in vans, trucks, Etc. into these buildings. It was open to the public and there could be a thousand ways to bring in explosives many times.

sdemetri

Jessica, google Patriots Question 9/11. The site contains several hundred prominent and not so prominent people who have questions about the official conspiracy theory about the attacks. There are govt officials, academics, pilots, firefighters who were there, police, hundreds of people from all stations and walks of life who have serious reservations about what we have been told.

I commend your openmindedness, as well. Patriots Question 9/11 will expand your thinking about the issue.

North European

Even a young kid could see that the smooth, symmetrical, floor-by-floor destruction of the 174-meter-tall WTC 7 in seconds resulted from the (controlled) use of explosives. As my young niece, in fact, did. Thank you for this fair article.

Harvey

I appreciate the article and the work done by the scientist. Independent research needs to continue and all sides of the story should be reported in the media. For me there are still too many unanswered questions to believe the government conspiracy theory. I am still of the opinion that this was perpetuated by terrorists that may have had more inside help than we know..this inside help could of came just as easy from the mafia than our government. Also, the source of the material that was tested by Jones could have just as easily been planted by those who would like to bring down the government.

international viewpoint

Dr Jones gives Americans a good name. After years of disastrous, deceptive Bush foreign policy, here is a man who believes truth is worth looking for; who hones in on facts; who sticks to his guns no matter what; who develops science and allows science to lead him forward, leaving the chips to fall where they may (pun intended).
Other scientists are welcome to put Jones' evidence to the test in any lab in the world. There's plenty more dust available to test, apparently. Critics must put their own team of scientists together and get a paper published in a peer-reviewed journal in order to disprove the Harrit-Jones paper. Until then, I accept what it says: high-grade explosive residue has been found in WTC dust. What does this mean and are Americans bold enough to deal with this? The world is watching America and praying that truth, science, reason and reconciliation triumph.

come on

to those of you that don't think that on the other side these guys have a consience...they don't in fact they are promised heaven..etc..etc..and they along with many like minded help in what ever capacity they can ...they even do that in the countries our soldiers are in...and with our open border policy ..the question is ...who and what has got in ..if a third world population in huge amounts of people along with the enormous amounts of dope can come into the country undetected then what else is going to happen...look at the present policy Yapias and his group is always touting..."don't harass us ..we here illegally but most of us are law abiding"...well learn from 911 that it only takes 5-10 non law abiding people to do catastrophe...CLOSE THE BORDERS NOW..I'LL MY OWN BURGER AND FIX MY OWN BED IF THAT IS WHAT IS NEEDED!!

Harvey

Didnt Al-Qaeda claim responsibility for 9/11? How has a war with the US helped them since the attack? The war in Iraq and Afghanistan have not been profitable for the republicans or the government. Sadam Hussan would have had to play his part in denying UN inspections. Bush and Cheney were just months into election and the country & economy were doing fine. Both men were also wealthy enough that they would never have to work a day of their lives whether they won election or not. Wasnt the story of the box cutters reported by the individuals that crashed the plane in PA? The individuals that crashed these planes didnt sound like they were very well equipped; I am sure our government could do better than box cutters. Also, many terrorists take on the same names so the fact that a paper in the UK says that the supposed terrorists are alive doesnt mean much. I do not consider myself repub or demo; I am tired of leadership in DC since 9/11. If elections were today I would not vote for Bush or Obama; they both like big government.

Richard

There is little doubt that Isreal had a hand in 9/11 for the purpose of drawing the USA into defense of Isreal against her enemies in the middle east, Iran and Iraq. And it worked.

TwoSenseWorth

Surprisingly, Glenn Beck has recently been criticizing those who believe 9/11 Truth. I believe he even referred to them as "loonies." What he should do is have Steven Jones as a guest on his show. He may become converted.

Gretavo

It's a shame that so many people think that 9/11 skepticism means believing "the government did it". WHOEVER did it was not acting in any way in the interest of the U.S. What is more likely is that corrupt individuals in key positions assisted the other conspirators. Like any normal investigation into the destruction of property, the 9/11 investigation should have considered arson and tested for incendiaries as is prescribed by national fire investigation standards. Had they done this, they would have had to conclude that indeed arson was involved and the next question would have had to be who benefitted. In arson cases it is quite often the insurance beneficiary who is among the leading suspects. People will immediately ask why the insurance companies agreed to the several billion dollar payout in the case of the WTC, and the obvious answer is that by not questioning the official narrative they were justified in increasing insurance premiums across the board and around the world due to the newly heightened fear of terrorism. As in all cases, it is very instructive to FOLLOW THE MONEY!

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