Thursday, February 28, 2008
Arthur Scheuerman, retired Battalion Chief from the New York City Fire Department and author of 'Fire in the Skyscraper', talks about the collapse of World Trade Center 7 on September 11, 2001. Arthur was there, and saw the terrible damage the building had sustained from falling debris, the huge prolonged fires, and made the professional decision that the building was probably going to collapse. The Fire Department decided to "pull" all personnel from the building and from the probable collapse zone, hundreds of feet in every direction, including evacuating other buildings of both firefighters and civilians. Mark Roberts, 9/11 researcher, also appears. Hosted by Ronald Wieck. Taped for broadcast on March 4, 2008.
This is the "censored" version of the program. Manhattan Neighborhood Network, one of the public-access outlets where the program airs, does not allow authors to say that their books are available on amazon.com. The word "amazon" has been bleeped out of the program.
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Update: The video has been removed from You Tube but you can hear the entire debate at the wmv link below.
Richard Gage, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and founder of Architects and Engineers for 911 Truth debates Ron Craig, a member of the International Society of Explosives Engineers, on the Canadian Newstalk 1010 network’s The Richard Syrett Show from Toronto. Complete debate (wmv) here.
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
The Learning Channel (2002) 56 minutes. Watch on Google.
The Twin Towers of the World Trade Center were designed to be impervious to an attack by airplane. But the events of September 11 revealed a horrific flaw in the plans. Find out how and why the two towers, once thought to be indestructible, were reduced to rubble. CGI Graphics and eye-witness accounts unravel the split-second events of the 11th of September in visual detail, explaining the answers to the questions that haunt the American public.
Monday, February 25, 2008
Produced by NBC News Productions for the History Channel.
The tragedy of the attacks of 9/11 is ours to share; it is ours to remember; it is ours to understand.
Yet, our memory and understanding were clouded almost from the first horrible moment Flight 11 struck the north tower. No-one could believe such a brazen and simple attack could be so tragically effective. Disbelief quickly gave way to conspiracy theories and suspicions. These ideas from the fringe found a fertile breeding ground on the internet and today many of them, through the power of almost infinite repetition, have nearly gained the status of truth.
THE 9/11 CONSPIRACIES: FACT OR FICTION exhaustively examines some of the most persistent of these theories: that the World Trade Center was brought down by a controlled demolition; that a missile, not a commercial airliner, hit the Pentagon; and that members of the U.S. government orchestrated the attacks in hopes of creating a war in the Middle East. Each conspiracy argument is countered by a variety of experts in the fields of engineering, intelligence and the military. The program also delves into the anatomy of such conspiracies and how they grow on the Internet.
1 hour, 30 minutes. Watch on Google.
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Lawrence Wright, staff writer New Yorker; author of "The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11" at Princeton University. 73min
"The Agent: Did the C.I.A. stop an F.B.I. detective from preventing 9/11?" Lawrence Wright, The New Yorker, July 10 & 17, 2006 (Adapted from The Looming Tower) PDF
Sunday, February 17, 2008
National Geographic 1 hr 44 min. Watch on Google.
Inside 9/11: "War on America" takes viewers into the secret world of al Qaeda and the rise of Islamic fundamentalism dating back to the Soviet-Afghan War.
"War on America" opens with the dramatic 1993 World Trade Center bombing and tracks terrorist activities aimed at U.S. targets throughout the 1990s leading up to the horrific morning of September 11, 2001. With each successful attack, terrorist networks become more emboldened. The organization and the legend of Osama bin Laden grow.
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National Geographic 1 hr 44 min. Watch on Google.
"Zero Hour" captures the horror and the heroism witnessed on September 11, 2001, and takes viewers into the last moments of those who died that day and the thousands of others who survived the tragedy.
Watch on Google
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Sorry about the poor audio and video quality. The sound is bad because of heavy traffic at the location. The video looked okay on my PC but the low contrast of the video image because of an overcast sky seems to have caused problems when the video was uploaded and compressed.
The event organizer's account of the meet up:
"We had a problem with the location to initially get together--my faulty (DT). But then once together Josh gave out WeAreChange brochures, Deception Dollars, Sarah's DVD compilation and laminated Truth Cards while Sarah and David flashed Truth signage to all the cars along Bay St. We had one impromptu joinee with a digicam although mainly he just wanted to ask us questions. But he keep the conversation lively. One young waitress from Tony Roma's ran across the st. and thanked us, then asked for info to join the group. Young people--very interested. Older people--totally couldn't believe we would question our "country." Funniest people were on the tour buses lost in some historical fantasy then getting sort of wide-eyed at our signs and Sarah's piercings and tattoos. Love it!"
I was the 'impromptu joinee.'
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
104 people directly saw the plane hit the Pentagon.
6 were nearly hit by the plane in front of the Pentagon.
Several others were within 100-200 feet of the impact.
26 mentioned that it was an American Airlines jet.
39 others mentioned that it was a large jet/commercial airliner.
2 described a smaller corporate jet. 1 described a "commuter plane" but didn't mention the size.
7 said it was a Boeing 757.
8 witnesses were pilots.
One witness was an Air Traffic Controller and Pentagon tower Chief.
2 witnesses were firefighters working on their truck at the Pentagon heliport.
4 made radio calls to inform emergency services that a plane had hit the Pentagon.
10 said the plane's flaps and landing gear were not deployed (1 thought landing gear struck a light pole).
16 mentioned seeing the plane hit light poles/trees, or were next to to the poles when it happened.
Another 8 mentioned the light poles being knocked down: it's unknown if they saw them hit.
42 mentioned seeing aircraft debris. 4 mentioned seeing airline seats. 3 mentioned engine parts.
2 mentioned bodies still strapped into seats.
15 mentioned smelling or contacting aviation/jet fuel.
3 had vehicles damaged by light poles or aircraft debris.
Several saw other occupied vehicles damaged.
3 took photographs of the aftermath.."
Fourteen Eye Witness Videos
On Saturday Aug 25th,... I headed down to Ground Zero for a chat with the truthers. I spent a good hour or so with these folks; some were polite, some were complete punks, and it was difficult at times to not get annoyed at hearing the same claims for the 500th time...
BBC interviewer from ‘The Conspiracy Files’ show explains with some exasperation to Loose Change wunderkind Dylan Avery the meaning of a simile. Dylan seems perplexed even after the explanation. The expression on Dylan’s face is priceless. He obviously has no idea what the BBC guy is talking about.
The guy in the video is Matthew Naus. According to the YouTube description of the video, he was angered by the fact that he sent DVDs and pamphlets to 80 senators and received NO RESPONSE. He went to Washington over a year ago and distributed DVDs and pamphlets to eighty senate offices and received NOT ONE AKNOWLEDGEMENT! He’s selling the truth and NO ONE IS BUYING!
It’s easy to make fun of these people but take a look at this webpage. There is something ineffably sad about the whole enterprise. Look at the pictures of the demonstrations. No more than 12 or 15 people show up (probably the same people every time). Donations are solicited to buy DVDs, literature, stamps and stationary to get out the TRUTH and no one is listening. Most of the stuff given out probably ends up in the trash of the recipients.
The young people in this movement will probably grow up eventually, get jobs, mates, careers, a life. But these guys are middle-aged and older and have totally bought into a delusional belief system. Some will drift away from this ‘activism,’ others will probably go to their deaths clutching their ‘truths.’
The only humane response possible is pity, yes, but also great, great sadness at the waste of human lives and the time, energy, money and potential being squandered on a delusion.