Hey all, just got back from a nice week in Spain where I read an interesting book which I'll get to in a minute
I don't usually post in the 9/11 conspiracy forum and I rarely continue to read past the first posts because a lot of these theories are getting more
and more absurd and stretching the realms of possibility. There are a few conspiracy theories on here that I do believe are possible, but I have seen
so many videos now supposedly capturing different footage of the buildings collapsing, that I have no idea which footages are real and which are
Anyway, onto the book. The Operative
, by Duncan Falconer (perhaps his pen-name, but if this is the case I can't find his real name anywhere on
the internet), is a fiction novel about a Special Forces explosives expert trying to take-down the Albanian mafia.
Now, according to the 'About the Author', Ducan Falconer is a "former member of Britain's elite Special Boat Service and 14 Int., Northern
Ireland's top-secret undercover detachment."
Source: This book
As well as similar to this on his website, his website's biography also contains:
In the last few years Falconer has operated at length and most often alone in places such as Afghanistan, Palestine, Liberia, and throughout
Source: Falconer site
Throughout the book, the author displays (to my mind anyway) an in-depth working knowledge of explosives, combat, and survival. Although some may say
his background is fictional to add weight to his novels, I believe that he does have an extensive Special Forces background, and knows what he's
Here's the bit in the book that caught my attention:
Modern buildings were designed to withstand natural forces like high winds and, especially in California, earthquakes. But unlike the
older-fashioned multi-grid structural support system of cubes supporting cubes, they were susceptible to collapse if an unforeseen disaster - such as
a bomb - blew away a crucial segment of the structure. A classic modern example had been the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York with a
square plan that relied on a four-corner support system with the floors suspended between them. When one or two of the supports were compromised the
floors dropped, creating a domino effect of horizontal and vertical collapse.
Source: Falconer D., The Operative
(2006); Sphere (Originally published by Time Warner). Page 442.
So, what does everyone think of this quote? If his analysis of the building is correct, albeit brief, would it be possible for a plane to go through a
corner support on several floors, thus severely weakening the building and causing it to collapse?
Therefore, no government conspiracies to kill thousands of their own people, no controlled detonation, just a straight-forward terrorists hijack plane
and crash it into a building, which is what we all thought had happened at the time.
I know there are several videos out there that provide evidence against this, such as the explosion on a floor before the collapsing building reaches
that floor, which 'points' to controlled demolition, but as I say, I've seen so many videos now I have no idea what is real and what isn't, and
I'm sure many people feel the same.
So what does everyone think? Could it be as straightforward as was first thought, or is there definitely something untoward? There is so much evidence
pointing in different directions
[edit on 30-8-2007 by DragonsDomain]