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there are a multitude of motives that one can think of, some off the top of my head are:
-imperialist schemes: incredible as it may seem in retrospective, PNAC's strategy paper "Rebuilding America's Defenses" not only outlined a plan for global domination by obtaining control over the caspian basin/central asia, a region of geopolitical importance due to its oil reserves, by military means, which would require astronomical military spending, but also bluntly stated: "The process of transformation is likely to be a long one, absent some catastrophic and catalyzing event—like a new Pearl Harbor". The paper was published in September 2000, PNAC's members include Rumsfeld, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Rove, Perle, Jeb Bush, among others.
I think it's widely accepted that oil is not only a finite, but also a crucial resource. Estimates about its time of exhausture vary, but we all know that economically emerging countries like China or India, which might one day surpass the US, depend on oil as much as the western world, and their demand is growing quite rapidly. Controlling the oil means effectively controlling those rivals.
-Petrodollars/world reserve currency : A mechanism not widely known which is somewhat related to the above point is that oil is mostly traded in dollars since 1973, which lead to subtle, extremely interesting phenomena. All industrialized countries need oil, therefore they require dollars to buy them off OPEC - with dollars in everyone's pocket, the world trade is conducted primarily in dollars, about 2/3 of it nowadays. The demand for oil is steadily growing as is the volume of global transactions and in result the demand for dollars. A lot of dollars never hit the domestic market, they leave the US in exchange for goods and proceed to circulate through the world market, which essentially allows the US to simply print dollars for goods to the extent of growing global demand. Now that sounds almost too good to be true, but here's the catch: Those "global" dollars, even though they might circulate outside the US for now, don't vanish. If, for some reason, a lot of people decided to plunge their dollar reserves back into the US in exchange for goods, inflation would skyrocket like in 1920s Germany, possibly leading to an economic catastrophe of unseen extent. After the introduction of the Euro and its establishment as a relatively stable currency, several oil exporting countries considered switching to "Petroeuros", Saddam Hussein being the first to dare a leap. After initial widespread skepticism, this move seemed to pay off handsomely, others willing to follow suit, such as Iran. Well, whaddayaknow, after the glorious liberation of Iraq, they're back to dollars, and I'm willing to bet Iran's Euro adventures will not survive 2006.
I think you see where this is going. I'm sure there's much more info on this to be found in the "Peak Oil" part of ATS.
-there's more, for example Larry Silverstein (wtc complex owner) selling his soul for 1.2 billion $, but they're much smaller fragments to the puzzle in my opinion.
davenman There is not a single whistle blower that has come forward to tell us that there are inconsistancies in the reports from any of those...or are there?
Are there any fireman or people of the clean-up crew who have found evidence of severed beams? Are there any photos anywhere of the clean-up process that we can examine?
Who planted the tons of thermite or explosives that would have been required to bring these buildings down.
There has got to be a few people who have conducted some of the investigations and clean-up or who unwittingly helped to plan this event that are willing to come forward with information. Then if there are such people, who should they come forward to?
Now we are finding that our press is also in collaboration here. Thousands of reporters and there isn't a single one who is willing to do what he/she has dreamed of all of their life....to blow the cover on a scandel with the exception of those who are working to bring this story out here who I believe have become reporters only because of this.
I'm not trying to debunk this theory, but there has to be answers to these questions. There has to be more evidence than just the videos. There has to be a reason that we, as a nation, should continue to believe a lie. There has to be a reason that so many would work so hard to hide so much evidence of a controlled demolition. Some of these people have to have a better reason to cover it up than for oil.
I hope you understand what I'm getting at. Personally, I find it hard to believe that a conspiracy of this magnitude could happen just for oil and power.
I'm trying to say that the story is getting out and it's time to think about the next step. If this is all true, then there is more to the story than just explosives. It's time to look for the rest of the story.
I was taking firefighters up in the elevator to the 24th floor to get in position to evacuate workers. On the last trip up a bomb went off. We think there were bombs set in the building.
fireman2: We made it outside, we made it about a block.
fireman1: We made it at least 2 blocks.
fireman2: 2 blocks.
fireman1: and we started runnin'
fireman1: Floor by floor it started poppin' out ..
fireman2: It was as if as if they had detonated, det..
fireman1: yea detonated yea
fireman2: as if they had planned to take down a building,
fireman1: All the way down, I was watchin it, and runnin'
fireman3: Just ran up west street.
fireman1: Then you just sort of ... this cloud of s___
just chasin' you down
fireman4: Where did you go?
fireman3: Just ran up west street.
fireman2: You couldn't outrun it.
fireman1: You couldn't outrun it.
fireman4: So what did you do?
fireman2: I jumped behind a battalion car,
I hid under the car, I was waitin' to die.
You have two 110 story office buildings.
You don't find a desk.
You don't find a chair.
You don't find a telephone, a computer.
The biggest piece of a telephone I found was half of a keypad,
and it was about this big:
(makes a shape with his hand about 4 inches in diameter)
The building collapsed to dust.
Originally posted by JRex
I'm sure every means of mind control [Radio Hypnotic Intercerebral Control (RHIC) and Electronic Dissolution of Memory (EDOM)] has been and continues to be used.
As I pointed out in the Introduction, The 9/11 Commission Reportendorses the official conspiracy theory, according to which the attacks of 9/11 were carried out solely by al-Qaeda, under the direction of Osama bin Laden. I am looking at this report from the perspective of the alternative conspiracy theory, according to which officials of the US government were involved. Although the Commission did not mention this alternative hypothesis, it was clearly seeking to undermine its plausibility. One way to do this would be to show that, contrary to those who hold this hypothesis, the Bush administration did not have any interests or plans that could have provided a sufficient motive for arranging or at least allowing such murderous attacks on its own citizens. The Commission did not do this directly, by explicitly addressing the motives alleged by those who endorse the alternative hypothesis. But it did do it indirectly, by portraying the Bush administration, and the US government more generally, as devoid of motives in question.
The Kean-Zelikow Commission, however, could provide this portrayal only by means of numerous omissions and distortions. Besides omitting the Bush administration's reference to the 9/11 attacks as "opportunities," it omitted any discussion of the US Space Command, with its mission to solidify global dominance, and of the PNAC document, with its suggestion that a new Pearl Harbor would be helpful. It omitted historical facts showing that the Bush administration had plans to attack both Afghanistan and Iraq before 9/11, so that the attacks served as a pretext rather than a cause. And the Commission distorted US motives in those attacks, portraying US leaders as interested only in self-defense, human rights, and peace, not oil, bases, and geopolitical primacy.
Originally posted by davenman
I'm hoping that there are better motives than just money to explain this fiasco. I have a theory of my own, but I think it would pop a few brain cells even at this website. Then again, maybe not. I'll do a write-up on it soon. [...] Power is also a key factor, but it all leads to something much greater.
Originally posted by davenman
What could possibly be so important that hundreds of people would work to cover up the demolition of these buildings and thousands of people?
Assuming that these buildings were brought down by planted explosives in a controlled demolition, what is really going on here?
"...the so-called Twin Towers at the World Trade Center were hated by many New Yorkers...the Twin Towers were always money-losers...and required huge subsidies from the State...the WTC complex was ludicrously costly to heat and light...In New York City, obsolete buildings are infrequently saved...The only thing that saved the Twin Towers from demolition was the fact that they were filled with asbestos, which would be released into the air if the buildings were destroyed by controlled explosions. In 2000, the Port Authority calculated that it would cost $1 billion...to remove the asbestos..."
- NY Psycho-geographical Assoc. (11/30/01)
WTC leaseholder wins court battle
"The World Trade Center leaseholder has won a court victory over his insurers as he attempts to rebuild the site.
A New York jury has decided that the 11 September 2001 attack on the two towers constituted two separate events.
The US District Court ruling means Larry Silverstein could now get an extra $1.1bn (£0.56bn) from nine insurers to finance reconstruction.
He has been fighting the insurance companies, arguing he was owed $7bn (£3.6bn) - double his $3.5bn policy." -BBC