Originally posted by GoldenFleece
Originally posted by davec0021
reply to post by GoldenFleece
The obvious reason for this is that his words do not in fact support that interpretation.
"Obvious reason?" Then what interpretation do his words support?
Certainly nothing to do with "pulling" any firefighters or rescue
From the same source as before:
"What did Silverstein mean?
Silverstein's account of what Silverstein meant was given in a statement made by Dara McQuillan for Silverstein Properties on September 9 2005:
In the afternoon of September 11, Mr. Silverstein spoke to the Fire Department Commander on site at Seven World Trade Center. The Commander told Mr.
Silverstein that there were several firefighters in the building working to contain the fires. Mr. Silverstein expressed his view that the most
important thing was to protect the safety of those firefighters, including, if necessary, to have them withdraw from the building. Later in the day,
the Fire Commander ordered his firefighters out of the building and at 5:20 p.m. the building collapsed. 
According to his account, then, he meant "pull" in the sense of "abort the operation", "pull out", rather than in the non-existent sense of
"blow up". It is not difficult to find other people using phrases such as "pull the mission" or "pull the operation" in just such a
way. On the other hand, as noted, it is impossible to find anyone but a Truther who uses the word "pull" in the sense of "blow
The context also bears examination. In the PBS quote, Silverstein says:
And I said y'know we've had such terrible loss of life, maybe the smartest thing to do is, is pull it.
Concerns over loss of life are an excellent reason to pull back firefighters from an attempt to save mere property; but it would not be a good reason
to blow up a building; under that interpretation of "pull", it comes as a complete non sequitur.
We should note that Silverstein's account fits the facts as we know them: we know that the FDNY did, in fact, abandon attempts to save WTC7; we have
no indications of any firefighters trying to blow it up.
Finally, we should note the extreme psychological implausibility of the Truther hypothesis, under which Larry Silverstein wanders into a television
studio and absent-mindedly confesses to the world his complicity in the crime of the century. In our experience people don't do that sort of thing.