No one here, including me, is a structural engineer (although I am an engineer). As a matter of fact, based on what I'ver read here, there are very
few (if any) folks on this board who even have the basic backgound in statics and dynamics, strength of materials, heat transfer, and the ability to
use math through diffie-Q's to pencil-whip the information themselves.
The NIST report seems fairly well put-together and certainly has a lot of factual stuff in it that answers most if not all of the questions that the
conpiracists bring up. Anyone who says that you can't buy the NIST data because it's part of the government doesn't understand basic engineering
and is not interested in looking at anything except wishful thinking.
And if you go to the CBC site ( www.cbc.ca...
) that was mentioned earlier by Goose, take a look at its contents:
"THE INDUSTRY OF CONSPIRACY
On September 11, 2001, pilotless airplanes were guided into the World Trade Center by homing beacons. It wasn't a plane that hit the Pentagon, but a
missile. U.S. Air Force planes weren't scrambled to intercept the hijacked planes that morning because the White House was behind the events of that
tragic day. Incredible? Definitely. Outlandish? Absolutely. But, there are lots of people who believe that at least some parts of these stories are
If you continue reading that, you will see that the CBC documentary doesn't accept it, it just reports that a lot of conspiracy perople have built up
an hysteria about it.
"The fifth estate found NO credible evidence in the public domain to prove the U.S. government had any specific advance knowledge of exactly what
would happen on September 11, 2001."
"And many conspiracy theories seem like a waste of time. They depend on questionable characters like Mike Vreeland or involve wild allegations like
those of Thierry Meyssan."
Was there a connection between the Bushes and the bin Ladens? Absolutely. But then, both Bush father and son were in the oil busines, and the bin
Ladens were very wealthy Saudis with ties to the Saudi thug-ocracy; it would've been even more ridiculous had the Bushes not
had dealings with
the bin Ladens.
And remember, Usama rejectd everything his family stood for, just as his family disowned him. Trying to form a c onnection between the overall bin
laden clan and the attacks on the WTC is like calling the Hearst newspaper chain a bunch of radical revolutionaries because of Patty Hearst!
In summary, I think Goose is on the right track with his link; the Fifth Estate wrieeup does a pretty good job in debunking the conspiracy theorists,
even if it's not what you want
[edit on 14-4-2005 by Off_The_Street]