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Originally posted by vipertech0596
reply to post by BrianFlanders
And another example of how incredibly uninformed many people are.
I dont care what you believe, because you are flat out wrong. I know its a hard pill for some to swallow, but its called reality. The meat cleaver that was taken to the military after the Cold War left us ill prepared for an attack on our own soil. You can ask any Air Force pilot who was assigned to air defense here in the US in the late 90s....oh wait, I work with a bunch of them....and they will tell you that an attack like we saw on 9/11 was never seriously considered. Sure, it was included in some exercises...but no one ever really considered it valid.
Even today, we rarely load live weapons on our fighter jets, unless we are heading for the range.
Originally posted by curious7
Now I do believe the towers were both brought down after the attack by explosives and my own mother who also saw the BBC documentary also thought that without prompt but personally, I believe the controlled demolition was to prevent the buildings toppling to one side and destroying other buildings in the vicinity and causing even more casualties.