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Originally posted by Jack Tripper
Naturally the fires would have to burn for a while for that to be the case so the fact that they only waited 1 hour and 1 hour + 45 minutes respectively obviously shows that they "pulled the trigger" as soon as they possibly could but also as late as they could since the fires were clearly dying out.
Of course this is also ludicrous since we know the fires couldn't have been hot enough and also when considering the explosive nature of the collpase, rapidity of the fall, and totality of the destruction it is all quite difficult to swallow.
Orgininally by MCory1
This group of people was smart enough to cover their bases, but they weren't smart enough to open a first year college level chemistry book to find the properties of jet fuel vs. the properties of steel?
In the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted …they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie… It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously.
Adolf Hitler, 1925
Originally posted by MCory1
This is where I start to have a problem here. In essentially the same breath, you're saying that there's a group of people who are smart enough to
a) Arrange for the hijacking of at least four planes--no biggie, security was much more lax back then.
b) Create an exceptional back story for the hijackers, to the point of ensuring they were enrolled in flight schools at some point in time.
c) Coordinate the kamikazi attacks of the four planes while managing to keep NORAD on a leash, even if it means just creating a reasonable cover story.
d) Somehow plant explosive charges under the noses of a WTC population the size of a small town without anyone noticing.
e) Manipulate the general public for 4+ years into believing the original story.
This group of people was smart enough to cover their bases, but they weren't smart enough to open a first year college level chemistry book to find the properties of jet fuel vs. the properties of steel? I mean, they would even need someone with that kind of knowledge to place the charges--why not ask that person "Hey, is this plausible?" If not, go back to the drawing board. There's plenty of other equally dramatic types of attacks that could've been done with apparently much more realism.
More directly on topic, I can agree with you on the possible reasons WTC 7 was demolished. Although, in keeping with the devil's advocate mentality, it could be argued that the 9/11 comission ignored WTC 7 because it didn't have as much psychological impact. It wasn't as important to figure out what happened there as to the towers, so they focused their time elsewhere.
The Commission’s Final Report provides a full and complete account of the circumstances surrounding the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks, including preparedness for and the immediate response to the attacks.