Originally posted by Griff
Why is this so hard to fathom?
Now, first off, I'm NOT a debunker. I believe that elements of the administration, which would senior member of the Executive Branch, were aware that
a massive attack was about to happen, but they didn't know exactly
how or specifically where. I think that they allowed it to happen, so that
they could further their particular agenda.
That having been said, I still believe that the controlled demolition theory is to hard to swallow. I am not laboring under the delusion that I am
going to change your mind or the minds of anyone else on this board. In my experience, most everyone here has formed an opinion, dug in their heels,
and refused to consider other reasonable options. Regardless, I sally forth....
A government, or a faction with a government, is hobbled by bureaucracy, red tape, and the public eye. They have active political and social enemies
who are looking to identify any misstep and utilize it for their own political gain. Additionally, funds cannot be allocated without documentation.
They must be included in budgets, there are requisition forms for equipment, transportation records, warehousing and storage records, and delivery
reports. Not to mention all of the people involved in the packaging, shipping, storage, transportation, and delivery of the equipment. Dick Cheney
can't walk into armory, pull out 20 tons of Semtex, and put it in his trunk. And once the "rebel faction" have the equipment, they have to go some
where with it. Who transported it? Then they have to store it. That means guarding it. Who guarded it? Were they servicemen? Were they contractors?
That means a payroll paper trail, plus more for supplies and expenses. Then they have to get it on property. Again, who move it into place? Did they
have to pay off someone on property? Who did they have to pay off and why haven’t they talked? Where is the paper trail for that money? What if
someone saw the preparations? What did they do with them? Kill them? There have to be records of that as well, people don't go missing without
someone making a call.
Granted, small items, or small quantities of items, could be overlooked or “misplaced”, say a case of three FIM-92 Stinger missiles or a few boxes
of M-16A4s. For a government group to manage to secret away tons of explosives and detonation devices to take out a building, that would be
considerable harder. And if they did, there'd be a paper trail to follow.
Not to mention that the demolition needs to be planned and explosives need to be placed. By professionals. Rare professionals. You can't just hire a
couple of hobos to place explosives....they're explosives. You do not want to jeopardize an operation of this magnitude by hiring streetwalkers and
homeless men. Planning, setting, and demo'ing two 1,300 foot buildings at virtually the same time isn’t an everyday demolition. Only the best of
the best could do it without massive
collateral damage. How long would a list of professional demolition experts of that caliber be? Five? Ten
maybe? It would be relatively easy to track down these people and determine where they were in the weeks leading up 9/11/2001. Beyond that, these
professionals would have had to emplace the demolition charges in secret without any of about 20,000 people noticing. Then it would have to be carried
out by these professionals without any of them telling their friends, wives, families, or getting ticked off and spilling their guts to CNN, or
feeling guilty and confessing to his priest.
It is unreasonable to think that a notoriously incompetent establishment with a grand history of inefficiency and unreliability would be able to pull
of something of this magnitude. It just doesn’t make any sense.